April 20, 2018

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

About the Book:

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.


Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author:
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. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

ACE OF SHADES is the first novel of THE SHADOW GAME SERIES, releasing April 2018. Her debut, DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY, released in July 2017.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: First off I loved her first book Daughter of the Burning City. This one though if by chance I get a print copy vs. this eARC I will totally give it another try and repost this review.  But for right now this is how I stand with this title. :( 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Not really 

Notes and Opinions:  This one started out so well. I was pulled into the story and the characters but shortly into the story it just kind of fell apart for me. Once the story got moving I found that I was very confused about the world they lived in as well as the talents that each person had.  I wish that the author would have just done one talent per each person and made it just a tad simple. I also think that for this title one POV would have worked out much better to make this more of simple story.  With the three POVs it just made it a lot harder to follow for me. The last thing that bothered me was that so much of it was not org. it was a lot of things that we have seen before.  Although there were a few things that were new. There was more that wasnt.  So for me this was a little short from the bar of an amazing title.  The one thing it had going for it to start with is that it reminded me of the movie Stardust from a few years ago. But that even left once the story got going.  I am hoping I end up with a finished copy via one of the many book boxes I get each month so I have a reason to give this book another chance. 

Go Into This One Knowing:  Slow, Confusing
 









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1 comments:

A Elena said...

Well that kind of sucks. I had high hopes for this one. Hopefully the finial print fixed some of these issues.

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