Book Review: Fawkes: Nadine Brandes

Dear reader I couldn’t sleep so I finished reading “Fawkes” by Nadine Brandes. I picked up this book in hardcover edition from Barnes and Noble when I went to the store with my dad because the synopsis of the book seemed interesting. My personal review of the book is as follows:

I personally feel like I would’ve personally understood/enjoyed this book a lot more if the magic system of the world was explained/defined better. I personally feel like this book was(in my personal opinion) trying to be two stories together in one book (I’m trying to phrase things in a way that avoids spoilers); I feel like if the beginning of the book(which felt to me personally like a “Tale of Two Cities” kind of world with a magical twist, Side Note: Could you imagine a world where there was a “Hogwarts” type of school set within the time period of “Oliver Twist”? Dear reader) would’ve stayed that way without the “Royal” drama I would’ve personally understood and liked it a lot more.

The last half of the book felt like it was trying to be YA version of “The Tudors”, in terms of some of the aspects of the plot, I kept thinking about Queen Elizabeth with Jon Dee.

The ending also let me down as this is supposed to be a stand alone and not part of a continuing series, I have so many questions about other characters and what the main character will do now (what was really accomplished long term in terms of his life).It also really frustrates me how it seems to me as if they threw away the romance plot line as well as what happens to the main character’s love interest.

Overall I personally rate this book a 3 and half out 10. Happy reading dear reader 😊. Please like and share this review if you enjoyed reading it doing so helps me to get approved by publishers and authors for future books and helps others to find my reviews ❤.

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