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Annotating Fourth Wing & Iron Flame

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“Fourth Wing,” the spicy Rebecca Yarros fantasy romance, is the most-rated and reviewed book on Fable! More than 600 Fable book clubs have tackled this book already. And now, the sequel “Iron Flame” is coming out in November.“Fourth Wing was amazing, and it is probably one of the best things I have ever read,” wrote Fable community member Diandra in her five-star review of the book. “I read the first 40% of the book over four days. But in the last two days, I read 60% of the book! I wouldn’t move for hours.” 
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How one reader annotated Fourth Wing

We caught up with Diandra (Ambrosia Books on Instagram) to learn more about how she annotated this book. Her advice will help anyone develop a system for annotating “Fourth Wing” and “Iron Flame.”“This book is very much a love story, but it felt like a book about Navarre, its history, its laws, and its war,” wrote Diandra about why the book inspired her. “This book is so rich with this country’s history, dragon laws, and lore that you feel like a citizen of this fictional place."She picked up annotating recently and used Fourth Wing as one of her first annotation experiences. “I had seen so many people say how it helped readers slow down and truly take in the story,” she added, taking a “deep dive” into the world of Fourth Wing with her annotation choices. Diandra used multicolored sticky tabs, Sarasa pens in 0.5mm fine point, Midliner highlighters in vintage colors, and Mr. Pen highlighters for the project. “I love aesthetics, so I tend to choose colors that match the cover of the book I’m reading. The highlighters are more on the cream/paler color side, so I can still read the words after highlighting. I prefer Midliner’s Cool Gray, Olive, and Beige over all my other highlighters,” she said.Fourth Wing Annotations

Setting your annotation key

Once Diandra picked her tabbing colors, she created an annotation key to keep all the colors and ideas clear throughout the book.“I honestly didn’t expect to use so many tabs!” she explained. “But as I read the first three chapters, I just kept adding and adding.”Here is Diandra’s key for “Fourth Wing” annotation colors:Light gray - Quotes/Moments I liked Pale yellow - Characters (New & Their Descriptions) Light Blue - My emotional reactions Gold - Dragons/Dragon History/Use of Signet Power Light Peach - Love/Romance/Sexual Tension Copper - Spice Black - Anytime someone underestimated Violet and her badass prove-them-wrong moments Turquoise- “New words I learned and their definition (This tab and color I intend to carry into every book I annotate)
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What is Fourth Wing About?

The novel is set in the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders. It tells the story of twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail, who was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general (also known as her tough-as-talons mother) has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.Violet is smaller than everyone else, and her body is brittle, so death is only a heartbeat away in the military because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.

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