Book review: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Enjoy this book review. Hopefully, more is coming soon on the blog. Fingers crossed.

Disclaimer: **There may have spoilers?? Who knows really?**

So I first discovered Nadine Brandes or either Tashapolis’ or Jessethereader’s channel. I can’t remember which.  I had never heard of her before and was interested when she was soon to publish Fawkes. And I soon subscribed to her Youtube.

Author Bio:

Nadine once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She’s the author of FAWKES and of the award-winning The Out of Time Series. Her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she’s not busy writing novels about bold living, she’s adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. Nadine and her Auror husband are building a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom.

Synopsis:

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.
But what if death finds him first?
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.
No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.

My review:

So I just realized it me, it took me to read it in a month. It wasn’t bad, I promise. It just me and forgetting I have an ebook and remembering to read before bed. *disclaimer*

So this is another book, I have to choose for a favorite of this year. In the beginning, it felt like it was slow but it gradually increased in conflict and suspense. I liked how Nadine choose this time period. Although I don’t know much about, it was actually interesting to read in fictional terms. I like how she used each color of a mask and gave them each a certain power for it and genius in itself. Now I really want to learn the history behind the story. It’s really intriguing. And there is Emma. I had my doubts about her, in the beginning, like is going to betray Thomas. Yes? No? She was great, enjoyed how she developed. Then there is his father, I had so high hopes. Why? :/ The white light was an interesting concept. I loved it so much. It really tied together very well.

Rating: Five stars

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