Namesake (Fable #2)

Content Overview

Overall Content



Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking


Intimacy, Sex, Immodesty


Violence, Weapons, Crime, Blood


Potentially Intense Themes


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Namesake (Fable #2)

Adrienne Young

Trader. Fighter. Survivor.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.

As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception she learns that her mother was keeping secrets, and those secrets are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) I love Adrienne Young’s storytelling. The stories she writes end up being some of my favorites. I believe this is my fourth book of hers and I’ve enjoyed each one. Her stories range from Vikings, to pirates and each has adventure and just enough romance.

With Namesake, the book picks up right where Fable left off. Fable is forced into a partnership and they’re going up against the most notorious gem trader. The story is full of lots of events with deceit and selfish interests to contend with. Fable comes a long way from the abandoned daughter in book one. She finds those she loves and a home she wants and the fight she puts up is admirable.

Fable has become a favorite character of mine and I think Young ended the duology well. It was full of plot twists and engaging throughout. Each character has a past and flaws and is perfectly melded into the story. The experiences they have are meaningful and boost the story with the emotion Young evokes. I looked forward to reading this each day and am excited to see what Young writes next!

Content Summary: Young tends to write lower content. However, in this book, two characters have sex. There are no details but a few leading up to it. The instances of violence are less but have a few details of blood and injuries.

Thank you to Wednesday Books via NetGalley for the gifted copy in exchange for an honest review. This book releases March 16, 2021.

Detailed Content Review



H***- 15

S***- 3

A**- 2


D***- 1

Bas****- 21

Religious Cursing





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Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking

A young woman takes a drink of rye and it burns as it goes down. 

A young woman drinks rye.

A man drinks rye. 

Two men drink rye. 

A young woman and man drink cava. 

In a story, a man is drunk. 

A man drinks rye. A young woman drinks with him.

A man puffs a pipe. 

A young man and young woman drink rye. 

A man smokes a pipe.

A woman gets cava for herself and a young woman. 

Intimacy, Sex, Immodesty

*Very minor LGBTQ+ aspects included* 

A young woman takes her clothes off in front of others to scrub blood off her skin. 

A young woman stands naked in front of a woman to measure her for a dress. 

A man and young woman kiss. He pulls her skirts up and rubs her thigh. 

A young woman cuts off a dress in front of a man but she has a corset and a wire hip cage on. She puts on another dress over it all. 

A young woman and man kiss. She wakes up next to him later. The two sleep in the same bed multiple times.

Two men kiss. 

A young woman lets her dress fall to the floor while standing in front of a man. She has an underdress on. The man kisses her deeply, then hungrily. He undoes her underdress and it falls off. They lay on the bed as she wraps her legs around him. He kisses her collarbone and breast. She arches into him so he takes her hips and “fit me against him, groaning.” Sex implied.

A man kisses a young woman.

Violence, Weapons, Crime, Blood

A young woman tackles a woman. The woman kicks her but the young woman slams her wrist against the anchor until she hears and feels the bones break. She then holds a knife towards her. A man grabs the young woman by the throat and slams her down. 

Under water, a young man holds a woman by her throat. He held her there, trying to drown her as she fought him. 

A young woman has a deep cut on her leg. Blood is steadily coming out. She pours something over it to clean it. It hurts so bad she almost vomits. She stitches it up. 

One ship and it’s crew is burning other ships, killing some. 

A man cuts and kills a young man. His blood drips onto a young woman. Then he takes the young man’s body over his shoulder and takes him away. 

A man punches a man. 

A young woman hears a man yelling then hears his body hit the floor, dead. Blood spilled across the floor. 

A man tells a story of choking a man to death at age 14. He also tells of hurting people for money and lighting a building on fire. A person was inside and they died. 

A pair of human teeth are swinging above a door as a threat to those who lie to a man. 

A man holds a knife to a young boy’s throat. 

A man hides blood on his shirt. It isn’t his blood. 

Potentially Intense Themes

A young woman is drowning, stuck underwater. Darkness is overcoming her. 

There are intense moments of a storm at sea. Some people are in the water, some in a ship. 

**Any quotes from the book are taken from the advance copy and therefore may not be fully accurate or correctly compare to the final copy of the book.

**As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 


  1. I have so many books I need to read and this series is among the top ones that I really want to check out. These covers are just 😍

  2. It was good but I don’t understand how they just got over so many huge interpersonal issues without trying to fix it at all on page! They weren’t small breaches either

  3. I’m planning on reading this series at the beach (if it’s ever safe to return). Pirates in YA is so underrated.

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