First Line Fridays: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes


Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

This week was so exciting. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society released. I’ve already watched it twice and read the book. I think it’s my favorite period drama so far. Did you watch it? What did you think?

For today’s First Line Fridays, we have a theme! Today’s book is from an author that I haven’t read yet but totally plan to soon.

Anywho, time for what we’ve all been waiting for.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes


Fawkes is a YA historical fiction novel that has been on my TBR ever since it was announced to release. I think this cover is absolutely fabulous and I can’t wait to read it.

And the first line is:


York, England
Late Spring, 1604

I wasn’t ready to turn to stone.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!

5 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

  1. Happy Friday! 😎

    My first lines come from a book I will be reading soon, Through the Autumn Air by Kelly Irvin…….

    At what point did a person realize that the special moments in life streak by in a flash, distilled into memories before they could be truly lived? Mary Katherine Ropp stood motionless in the middle of her kitchen, a platter holding a two-layer German chocolate cake covered in whipped cream cheese frosting nestled in her hands.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊📚💖


  2. I saw that film on Netflix, and wanted to know more about it. So is it based on that novel? This looks like a great book too–especially, since it is based in York, England. 🙂 Happy reading!


  3. I LOVED Guernsey, both the book and movie!!! And, I really, really loved Fawkes. I’m sure you will, too!


  4. I haven’t read Guernsey yet, or seen the movie. But I must, because I have extended family there 🙂

    I loved Fawkes. It took me a while to get into the story because of the way she wove fantasy with history, but it was a great read.

    I’m sharing from Know You More by Jan Thompson on my blog – it’s the latest addition to my never-ending to-read pile. And it’s currently free on Kindle (for around another 24 hours).


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