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Fawkes
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his fathers plot to assassinate the king of England. Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death. But what if death finds him first? Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesnt do something soon, hell be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plotclaiming it will put an end to the plagueThomas is in. The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King. The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other. No matter Thomass choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, theres no turning back.
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SpookyDonut
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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Taking a break between self-help books with some YA. Featuring my old man, Jojo. He hates the camera. #ya #library #hardcover #cat #seniorcat #readingbuddy

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The_Literary_Jedi
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Bailedbailed

DNF at 150 pages. No points for this YA HFic impulse read. Following the basic history of The Gunpowder Plot using a teen protagonist whose father is Guy Fawkes. Slow pace, slow characters, boring. Uses a color magic system that isn‘t explained. Twists that aren‘t twisty due to unsubtle language & plot. Little action in these 150 pages. Someone will love this book & I hope they do.

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FantasyChick
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Really not feeling work right now so I'm spending some time getting my reading in order. I'm soooo far behind on my reading so far this year but this month is going to be my "get back to it" month ??

Tagged is my current listen ?

#audiobook #bujo #productivelynonproductive

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Cathern
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Pickpick

I LOVED this book way more than I thought I would. A great read for any history lover looking to branch out with just enough magic to keep you sucked in.

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Mommamanzi
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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On sale for $1.99 on amazon (for E-readers). Defiantly worth it for that price.

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magicalshelves
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐️

This was a fun take on the Gunpowder Plot. The writing felt a bit juvenile but I liked the magic system and there was enough action to keep me invested. I‘m glad the historical ending to the Gunpowder Plot wasn‘t changed or romanticized.

My last audiobook of 2019! I managed to read 28 audiobooks this year.

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LilMrmd79
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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...while at my kid‘s swim lessons.

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LilMrmd79
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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Perfect day to start this. I won it off GoodReads awhile back and I figured today is the perfect day to start reading it.

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Mollyanna
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Emily2002
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed Fawkes I just thought it was super interesting yet again Nadine Brandes writing style is so beautiful.I loved the concept about the masks and just the magic in general,I never knew of the gunpowder plot going into this book but I know it‘s literally history with some fantasy vibes.Can‘t we just talk about Norwood? I literally love Norwood so much is character was amazing! But it was sad whatever happened to him,totally recommend!

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Emily2002
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When I finished Romanov I wanted to read another book by Nadine Brandes so I‘m currently reading fawkes and I‘m actually enjoying it so far!

Happy Reading!!📚📚

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Mehso-so

I'm actually really glad I reread this! Emma's definitely my favourite character of everyone and I love the views on race and the anti-bigotry message. I think the plague concept and magic system was a bit of a hotness with very little information offered voluntarily. I needed more non-essential information given steadily throughout to develop EVERYTHING more and make the twists FAR less obvious

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Time to give this book another shot now that I'm not like...dying of the plague like last time

Clwojick Eeeeee! What a stunning pup! 😱😍🐶 3y
Freespirit Adorable doggy💕 3y
audraelizabeth Love the dog 3y
MartinaLove Omg your dog's eyes and that face. He's adorable. 3y
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PapaBearD
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Mehso-so

A decent story with lots of potential, but after all was said and done, this book feel short. It's sad, bc it had a lot going for it (plot, characters, etc.), but the story lacked that punch or awe factor. Overall, it was decent!
Even more sad I talked my wife @TheBookKeepers into reading it too, but felt bad about it. I was always ahead of her in the reading, and towards the end i knew this wasn't to her standards, lol!

TheBookKeepers No worries my love 😘 3y
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TheBookKeepers
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Bailedbailed

This is a DNF for me. The storyline felt like it moved along at a rushed pace and just didn‘t give the reader time to truly connect to the world. It felt underdeveloped in my opinion.

Kaila-ann Hmmm 🤔 I currently have this one on my wishlist. 3y
TheBookKeepers I didn‘t hate it, just wasn‘t impressed enough to continue...bc the rest of my TBR is tantalizing 😍 @Kaila-ann 3y
Kaila-ann @TheBookKeepers I know that feeling lol. So many books, so little time 😉. I think if Fawkes comes my way I‘ll give it a chance but i won‘t actively seek it out. I‘ve seen other so so reviews as well. 3y
Saraboo I totally agree 3y
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Itchyfeetreader
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Panpan

Disappointing - the historical element is good as is the telling of a more diverse sense of early Stewart history BUT the magical elements were confused and not fleshed out. I am also confused about the reinterpretation of the religious issues of the day which were decidedly lacking in subtlety. However claiming as over 300 page and a blue cover for #maymadness and #mayscavengerhunt @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Saraboo
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
Bailedbailed

The beginning of the book was very interesting but then by the middle of the book slowly bore me it was a struggle... Not my cup of tea

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ulrichyumiodd
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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1. Fawkes.
2. None, though my boyfriend and I will probably eat out.
3. Pink or yellow.
4. Larimar. It‘s a gem stone. At least it‘s a pretty stone...
5. Will do! ❤️
#friyayintro

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kitkatdallibooks
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Pickpick

This story was extremely well written and creative. I finished it a little over a week ago and I'm still thinking about it. You can tell everything was thought out and everything flowed well. I gave it 5/5 stars

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mangokittty
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

Ya fantasy mixed with historical fiction. The rules of the magic and universe were not super clear. And because it was historical fiction, the main plot was easy to guess. But it was a fun and quick read.

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ralexist
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Pickpick

This was an interesting blend of fantasy and history. I'll admit that I'm only lightly aware of Guy Fawkes and the November Plot so I'm sure there were pieces that I missed along the way. I like the premise and the writing was good but I felt midway through that we were just kind of killing time. The female MC reveal was a nice twist though.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Gunpowder Plot inspired fantasy historical fiction? Yes please

LeeRHarry Sherlock makes a very good book prop 😊 4y
MoniqueReads305 I just brought this one on ebook. I can't wait to see what you think. 4y
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ulrichyumiodd
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Pickpick

This book is brilliant. People have color powers. The war between catholics and protestants becomes a war between Keepers and Igniters, who disagree about the proper relationship with White Light. The plague turns people to stone. And a plot to kill King James helps discover intriguing characters: Thomas Fawkes, son of a famous Keeper soldier, and Emma, a young Igniter well versed in color powers because of her close relationship with White Light.

BookishGirl06 That cover is really cool. Btw is your name a Code Lyoko reference by chance? 4y
ulrichyumiodd @BookishGirl06 Yes 😂I actually created that username for a Code Lyoko forum ages ago... and it stayed, haha. Also, I agree about the cover! It's so beautiful! 4y
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julesG
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Mehso-so

I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads.

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julesG
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I might bail.

I don't get it. So many positive reviews and all I can see are the holes in the fabric, not the cobweb weight knitted lace shawl this is supposed to be. (sorry, I'm a #knittersoflitsy, and have shawls on my mind. It's the season.)

Both pictures from internet. The one on the right is from a book about Estonian lace knitting, see comments.

inthegreensandblues I commented on someone else's post earlier that I want to learn to knit; didn't know there was a hashtag for that! I'm hoping to take a class in November or December when I am less busy. Is there an instructional book that you would recommend? 4y
Stacy_31 That shawl is gorgeous!! 😍😍 unfortunately, I have absolutely no patience for lace-weight yarns. 4y
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LeeRHarry This book was a good read with parts of it being about the importance of lace shawls in Estonia 😊 4y
BookHoarder32 @inthegreensandblues Hi! Most knit pattern books have how to knit instructions in the front, but yeah I'd recommend a class or get a learn to knit kit with a dvd so you can watch them do it over and over (that's how I taught myself) 😊The Knitter's companion by Vicki Square (Interweave Press) is also an invaluable resource 4y
julesG @inthegreensandblues Youtube Videos is a good start. I had the privilege of being taught to knit by family members. So, I agree to what @BookHoarder32 said, a course is a brilliant idea. Or go to a yarn shop and ask for help. 4y
julesG @Stacy_31 I've been working on a shawl since March. Such slow progress. 😵 4y
julesG @LeeRHarry Thanks for the recommendation. 4y
Stacy_31 @julesG That would drive me nuts! You must have the patience of a saint. Lol I‘m sure it‘s going to be gorgeous, though. @inthegreensandblues A class is a great idea! I learned from YouTube videos. Books are okay but it‘s so helpful to watch someone in action, to see hand placement, etc. 4y
inthegreensandblues @Stacy_31 @julesG Thank you for the tips! 4y
julesG @Stacy_31 I was only ever patient with my students. 😁 Since I had to rib out all of the stitches several times, I'm determined to finish the shawl. In fact, I think I'll switch to an #audiobook right now and get a few more rows in. (it's actually garter stitch all through, no lace. I'm just using laceweight yarn and tiny needles - what devil possessed me to do that?) 4y
Stacy_31 @julesG I hope listening to the #audiobook helped. I thought you were making the one in the photo! 😂😂 That doesn‘t sound quite as bad, then. Good luck! 4y
silentrequiem Well shoot. I bought this book when it was on sale a week or so back. That's a shame to hear. 4y
julesG @silentrequiem It might just be me. I had high expectations. 4y
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julesG
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Current reading situation.

Extra activity: Spot the black cat in the picture. 🐈😁

#catsoflitsy

JoScho Lol I think I may see some black cat legs. 🖤 4y
Mdargusch 😻😻😻 4y
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julesG
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It's 9pm and I'm glad this day is winding down.

Kids in bed, each listening to an #audiobook (Warrior Cats and/or Famous Five). Me about to go start my bedtime reading.

See you all later 😉

Cathythoughts I love the wind down 💫💫💫 4y
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julesG
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Pumpkin Spice Latte, or what's left of it. Next up, doctor's appointment. 😑

My #kindle will keep me company while I have to wait. I'm going to start the tagged book. Got it as an #ARC ages ago, I'm still behind on my #NetGalley.

Insightsintobooks It's okay, I think most people are behind on Netgalley. I know I am, I was so close to having them all done, then went on a request spree and got approved more than I thought I would..... 😕 4y
julesG @Insightsintobooks I'm glad I'm not alone. 😉 4y
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bibliobliss
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DeborahSmall
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Yesterday‘s #bookmail! Started Fawkes today and it fantastic ❤️📚

LeahBergen I‘ve been missing you! 😩 4y
TrishB @LeahBergen same 😘 4y
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Sydsavvy
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I‘m simply dying to start this one.

hes7 I‘m planning to read this soon, too. I‘m so excited! 4y
Sydsavvy @hes7 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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Had my sister in love shopping today for my brother in law (not her husband the other one) and the only place she wanted to go was the book store. She is such an enabler. 😜

Kate.Braithwaite My daughter and I are fighting over who gets to read Fawkes first!! 4y
LibrarianRyan @Kate.Braithwaite ewewwww. Happy day to the winner. 4y
InBooksILive Now that's 3 more books added to my ever growing TBR! 😊 4y
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Luvtoread
Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
Mehso-so

An alright read that I didn‘t quite connect with. I think I was too old for this book, and I couldn‘t connect with the main conflict so never felt much excitement or drive to read this. But, I do think some people will really love the mix of magic and history! I voluntarily reviewed an eARC copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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diaryofdifference
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely loved this book! When the Gunpowder plot from 1605 gets a bit of magic, you get Fawkes!

I story about Thomas, who, in order to survive the plague, has to join his father's plot to kill the king of England.

They all have masks, and they can control colours.
Full review on my blog or my Goodreads page 💕

#fawkes #netgalley #book #bookreview #love #magic #fantasy #masks #epic

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diaryofdifference
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Got a chance to read an ARC e-copy of Fawkes by Nadine Brandes just a few days before pub date!

Thank you Nadine Brandes, and Thomas Nelson Publishing! And Netgalley! 💖🌼📕

#netgalley #happy #excited #currentlyreading #fawkes #arc #love #awesome

Kate.Braithwaite I ❤️ the look of this! 4y
diaryofdifference @Kate.Braithwaite Read the book description too. I think you'll love it! I am 8 chapters in and I enjoy it so much! 4y
Kate.Braithwaite @innah96 Definitely! So glad you posted it. 4y
diaryofdifference @Kate.Braithwaite 💖💖💖 4y
diaryofdifference @Kate.Braithwaite A thing that's not mentioned in the description is also, they get to do a colour test when it's their mask coronation day, and they say words, and which colour responds - that is the colour you can control, and their mask turn into their colour. And each colour has a meaning. So cool! 😊 4y
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wayfaringbibliomaniac
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Like many other MCs, Thomas is an idealist, albeit an extremely honest with himself idealist. He admits to being a coward and many other things besides. This honesty made me like him all the more; although, he‘s definitely no hero. If he had tried to hide it, I would have scoffed and the story would have lost a little something for me. As it was, the story was slow moving and pretty boring in my view.
https://wayfaringbibliomaniac.wordpress.com/

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julesG
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@LibrarianRyan #roadtripgiveaway

My daughter insisted that I tell you about Katy Perry's Fireworks https://youtu.be/QGJuMBdaqIw.

I'm pairing it with the tagged ARC. A story about Thomas Fawkes who can only survive the Stone Plague (turning into stone) by helping his father kill the King of England.

LibrarianRyan The two together makes me think V for Vendetta. 4y
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Missusb
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This is the one I am actually reading. It covers #netgalley and #augustrelease2018🇦🇺 #preview #rso #historical #guyfawkes #paranormal

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TheDigressiveApproach
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Pickpick

Unexpectedly awesome. 3 reasons to read this gem:

1. The theme of prejudice runs strong in this. The setting is 17th century London and prejudice exists against the plagued, Igniters, Keepers and those of coloured skin. The author has mirrored crucial issues of today in a novel set in the 1600s.

2. The magic system is VERY well done.

3. Impeccable character development. Thomas' journey to find truth is something we can all relate to

5/5 stars!

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LorieL
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Littens! I had the honor of reading an ARC of Fawkes! Bottom line: I loved it!!! Here's my endorsement: "Fawkes is a tale full of spiritual depth, tragedy, and hope. A beautifully written allegory for the magic of faith, with an achingly relatable hero who pulls you into his world heart and soul. A must-read for all fantasy fans!" –Lorie Langdon, author of OLIVIA TWIST

hes7 So excited for this book! 4y
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