Hello, hello dear bookworms! I’m finally turning back active
please, don’t be my famous last words for the July month! I’ve already few topics ready for you all and I’m kinda ready *.* I will probably try to schedule as much as I can tonight, so I will leave you all with this not so amazing review.
My suppose “I’m back” move. But I would probably walk in looking at my feet and with a hollow like look in the face
Anyway, let’s hope we will all have a good month together! Also, my current follower count is at 291 people! Thank you so much ❤
Author: Nadine Brandes
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.
But what if death finds him first?
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.
No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.
TW: racism, ableism, violence
Fawkes caught my attention on Netgalley mostly because of the plot and I was happy when I got approved. I started it and ended it with good spirit and intentions. It was a fast read and went by no problems. But… no.
Everything seems promising, with magic system, historical fact that blended strictly with the plot but the result was something else.
If I look at Fawkes with a general read I could say “not so bad”. It kept entertained, I appreciated the end and I was mildly interested, I liked the idea of magic (reasons why it got two stars) but at the same time it left me with so many mixed feelings.
First, let me start with how the plot went. Yes, I wrote that in a way or another I followed the story but a big sense of flatness never left the pages. Everything went on and on and on and I was waiting so much for the big finale, which in the end was anti climatic. And for many reasons. Fawkes is inspired by real historical facts and through Thomas, the main character, it leads to a conspiration. Continue reading