Title: Ace of Shades
Author: Amanda Foody
Series: The Shadow Game
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: April 10th, 2018
Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…
And she’ll need to play.
My Rating: 5/5 This book was perfect!
Characters: 5/5 I found the characters so dynamic and interesting! I definitely feel like most of the characters aren’t black and white at all. They all are a shade of gray and that makes them even more interesting. They are unpredictable. If I had to survive in New Reynes, I would definitely want to do it with a group like Enne’s. I really liked Enne, especially in the second half of the book. She was adaptable and interesting. I’m curious to see how she changes in book 2!
Setting: 5/5 I love the city of New Reynes. Like the characters, the city is a shade of gray. Be careful who you trust and who you make an enemy out of. But it isn’t all bad, You might just discover more about yourself than you’d ever think. The book has a map in it so that you can better see where everything is in relationship to each other and also which sections are owned by which gang or family. Throughout the book, you really get to know how the city works. The world building was amazing in this book.
Plot: 5/5 This story had twists and turns all throughout. It was an adventure and a mystery. It kept me sucked into the book from start to finish and I can’t wait for the second one!
Relationship: 5/5 I’m a sucker for a hate to love relationship! The relationship in this book was more of a Mistrust to Trust relationship and it was just as good. I thought the romantic relationship was well developed. I also enjoyed the platonic relationship building as well! Enne comes into this city alone and unknown but by the end of the book she has a group of Ally’s and Quite a few enemies!
Cover (Not factored into final rating): 4/5 I like the cover!
Should you read it?
Yes! You would seriously be missing out if you didn’t! This book was so good!
Ace of Shades comes out in just a couple of days from when this review will be posted. April 10th, 2018!
*I received an ebook ARC of this book for the purpose of review from Netgalley. All thoughts on this book are my own and my ratings are 100% honest to what I actually think and feel!
In the world of Ace of Shades, everyone has a sort of power or Talent passed down to them through their family. What power or talent would you want to have? Let me know in the comments! I think I would want the power of suggestion!~
Thanks for reading!