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BookCon 2019 |A Review

Hey everyone!

Sorry I’ve not been very active on here lately (glances at personal goals for the year guiltily), but I spent the last couple of months working on shows and prepping for BookCon.  This year was a success, I think, in terms of achieving my goal to meet as many of my favorite authors – and potential favorites – as possible.

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Book Review

Book Review | ACE OF SHADES, by Amanda Foody

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Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)by Amanda Foody

Publish Date: April 10, 2018
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 416
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

**I received an egalley of this from the publisher through Edelweiss and NetGalley in return for an honest review.**


Synopsis:

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 Review:

I knew as soon as I read the description of this book that it was going to be a must-read for me. And I knew as soon as I started it that I was going to love it. The atmosphere, the fantasy setting that mixes a 1920’s vibe with a very unique magic system, and of course the characters all pulled me into this enticing world and kept my attention throughout. Continue reading “Book Review | ACE OF SHADES, by Amanda Foody”