BLOG TOUR – Book Review: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Book : Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)

Author : Amanda Foody

Publisher: Harlequin Teen 

Release Date: April 10, 2018 

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy 

Rating – 3.75/5⭐

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 tothe city where no one survives uncorrupted.Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi isnot 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 hedoesn’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 abouther 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 her-self to the city…

And she’ll need to play

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The book is very interesting in its appeal, most certainly graps your attention from the synopsis which gave rise to an intriguing eye on the world building. 
I think this is one of the most different yet similar world of fantasy that I have ever came across. There was this old and new combination to it. 

The writing was very direct and informative, kind of gets a lot in the starting but what is fantasy without a fascinating world. 

The characters were very thoughtful and different from one anothor. I loved the whole talent thing that made them unique. 

The themes are wide and full of thrill. From friendship to family to honesty and sin.  This is very intriguing. 

The book is fresh new tale in a while new world. I think this definitely is a book that one should give it a go. 

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Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. 

After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. 

She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she works  as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY is her first novel. Her second, ACE OF SHADES, will follow in April 2018                    

       

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