Fawkes

Fawkes

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 pe Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father?s plot to assassin...

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Title:Fawkes
Author:Nadine Brandes
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Fawkes
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Fawkes Reviews

  • Jill Williamson
    Feb 21, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

  • Elizabeth
    Aug 12, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

  • Rachel McMillan
    Mar 29, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...

    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...

    I loved this!!!! Ok guys this is top choice right now for best book of 2018 for me! It hit all the right boxes! and here is my full video review on my channel! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLXt... ...

    This riveting tale is filled with the gunpowder plot, color magic and stone plagues, a young man just trying to be accepted by his father?and a young woman hiding far more than her face behind a mask. Fawkes is a delightful, unique and memorable read that whisks you away to shadowy s...

    FAWKESSSSSS!!!!!! I waited so long for this beautiful book to show up on my porch and OH MY WORD the cover did not disappoint. It's SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! *all the heart eyes* What I loved about this book: First, the magic system. It took me to get awhile to understand what was going on ...

    Oh. My. Word. THIS BOOK. IT IS MY PRECIOUSSSSS. I?ve been eagerly anticipating Fawkes ever since I read Nadine?s Out of Time series and fell in love with Parvin, Solomon, and all the rest of the gang (yes, even Skelley). And, man, it did not disappoint. So, Fawkes is se...

    A work of staggering and ineffable imagination, Fawkes bursts like a kaleidoscope of gunpowder and colour blasting a perfectly rendered London with indelible aplomb. An endearing and all too fallible hero shoves away his famous father's shadow to become the hero of the moment. Dizz...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jan 25, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

  • Mary Weber
    Feb 14, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

  • Roobie
    Mar 01, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

  • C.G. Drews
    Jul 01, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Jul 22, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

  • Carolyn
    Sep 17, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

  • Katie Grace
    Nov 15, 2017

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

  • Galaxy Adventurer
    May 25, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

  • Hayden
    Jul 11, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

  • Kelly Brigid
    Jul 21, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

  • Nadine Brandes
    Nov 13, 2017

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

  • Ivana - Diary of Difference
    Jul 09, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

  • Eva
    Mar 02, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...

    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...

    I loved this!!!! Ok guys this is top choice right now for best book of 2018 for me! It hit all the right boxes! and here is my full video review on my channel! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLXt... ...

    This riveting tale is filled with the gunpowder plot, color magic and stone plagues, a young man just trying to be accepted by his father?and a young woman hiding far more than her face behind a mask. Fawkes is a delightful, unique and memorable read that whisks you away to shadowy s...

    FAWKESSSSSS!!!!!! I waited so long for this beautiful book to show up on my porch and OH MY WORD the cover did not disappoint. It's SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! *all the heart eyes* What I loved about this book: First, the magic system. It took me to get awhile to understand what was going on ...

    Oh. My. Word. THIS BOOK. IT IS MY PRECIOUSSSSS. I?ve been eagerly anticipating Fawkes ever since I read Nadine?s Out of Time series and fell in love with Parvin, Solomon, and all the rest of the gang (yes, even Skelley). And, man, it did not disappoint. So, Fawkes is se...

  • Kara Swanson
    Oct 23, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...

    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...

    I loved this!!!! Ok guys this is top choice right now for best book of 2018 for me! It hit all the right boxes! and here is my full video review on my channel! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLXt... ...

    This riveting tale is filled with the gunpowder plot, color magic and stone plagues, a young man just trying to be accepted by his father?and a young woman hiding far more than her face behind a mask. Fawkes is a delightful, unique and memorable read that whisks you away to shadowy s...

  • Angela
    Nov 13, 2017

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...

    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...

    I loved this!!!! Ok guys this is top choice right now for best book of 2018 for me! It hit all the right boxes! and here is my full video review on my channel! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLXt... ...

  • Cesar
    Aug 07, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

  • Atlas
    May 17, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

  • E.F.B.
    Sep 01, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...

    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...

    I loved this!!!! Ok guys this is top choice right now for best book of 2018 for me! It hit all the right boxes! and here is my full video review on my channel! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLXt... ...

    This riveting tale is filled with the gunpowder plot, color magic and stone plagues, a young man just trying to be accepted by his father?and a young woman hiding far more than her face behind a mask. Fawkes is a delightful, unique and memorable read that whisks you away to shadowy s...

    FAWKESSSSSS!!!!!! I waited so long for this beautiful book to show up on my porch and OH MY WORD the cover did not disappoint. It's SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! *all the heart eyes* What I loved about this book: First, the magic system. It took me to get awhile to understand what was going on ...

    Oh. My. Word. THIS BOOK. IT IS MY PRECIOUSSSSS. I?ve been eagerly anticipating Fawkes ever since I read Nadine?s Out of Time series and fell in love with Parvin, Solomon, and all the rest of the gang (yes, even Skelley). And, man, it did not disappoint. So, Fawkes is se...

    A work of staggering and ineffable imagination, Fawkes bursts like a kaleidoscope of gunpowder and colour blasting a perfectly rendered London with indelible aplomb. An endearing and all too fallible hero shoves away his famous father's shadow to become the hero of the moment. Dizz...

    I have followed Nadine Brandes on social media for over a year but hadn?t read any of her books because the dystopian ones didn?t appeal to me even if so many of my friends had raved over them. (Dystopia just isn?t my thing.) So, when this historical fantasy called ?Fawkes? c...

  • Hailey Rose
    Jul 24, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...

    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...

    I loved this!!!! Ok guys this is top choice right now for best book of 2018 for me! It hit all the right boxes! and here is my full video review on my channel! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLXt... ...

    This riveting tale is filled with the gunpowder plot, color magic and stone plagues, a young man just trying to be accepted by his father?and a young woman hiding far more than her face behind a mask. Fawkes is a delightful, unique and memorable read that whisks you away to shadowy s...

    FAWKESSSSSS!!!!!! I waited so long for this beautiful book to show up on my porch and OH MY WORD the cover did not disappoint. It's SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! *all the heart eyes* What I loved about this book: First, the magic system. It took me to get awhile to understand what was going on ...

  • Jane
    Nov 13, 2017

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

  • Serethiel
    Nov 13, 2017

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

  • m a r y l i z
    Aug 08, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

  • Iryna semi-hiatus (Book and Sword)
    Jul 03, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...

    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...

  • JonathanT
    Aug 27, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

  • R.F. Gammon
    Feb 14, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

  • lisa elis
    Oct 17, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

  • Nicki Chapelway
    Aug 29, 2018

    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...

    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...

    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...

    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...

    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...

    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...

    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...

    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...

    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...

    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...

    Fantastic. ...

    About this book: ?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 h...

    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...

    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...

    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...

    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...

    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...

    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...

    Another DNF... The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy F...

    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...

    Just got approved for this on NetGalley! ...

    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...