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

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)

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, Enne has only ...

Details Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)

TitleAce of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)

  • Emily May
    Despite Enne’s flaws - namely that she was mucking annoying - she knew how to weasel in and out of a conversation. You know what else is mucking annoying? Made up curse words like mucking! Fictional profanity almost always has me laughing (and not in a good way) but it was especially bad here because “mucking” is almost “fucking” but also hilariously… not.But let's not get hung up on language. The bigger problem is that Ace of Shades ...
  • Emma Giordano
    I LOOOOOOVED Ace of Shades so much. What an exhilarating, fantastical start to a fantasy series!CW: violence, pedophilia (it’s totally condemned in the story)I adore Amanda Foody’s writing style. It is so descriptive and easy to engage with. The entire time I felt as if I was traveling New Reynes alongside Enne and Levi. The world is extremely vivid and atmospheric. The history of the world was a tad difficult for me to retain at first becaus...
  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    a fantasy Vegas setting. magic. murder. an orphan girl wandering into the City of Sin. a black bisexual gang boss who gets asked why his closet is full of girl dresses and men clothes that don’t even fit him, and casually goes, “yeah well the boys and girls I sleep with sometimes leave their clothes behind what’s up”you really do want to read this book.(on a side note, I genuinely don't understand why this book keeps getting compared to s...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    When this book’s synopsis first started circulating the YA book community, I was unspeakably excited for it. A book about dangerous gangs and gambling, with a bi young man of color as one of the protagonists? Sign me up! Unfortunately, this book suffered the same problem I have with the author’s debut, Daughter of the Burning City—it has a lot of cool ideas at play, but the execution leaves a little bit to be desired. The photograph of Luck...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I was so glad to get this book in my Owlcrate! Click on link below picture to see the unboxing. THE STUFFWell, I'm freaking bummed! I loved Daughter of the Burning City but this book didn't do it for me. Oh well, hopefully I will love her next book like I did her debut book!Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐾🐺
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    This is one of the most interesting books I've read in my life. Its has the feel of Caraval and Six of Crows all mixed together with a hint of fantasy. AMAZING and maybe even going on my favorites list. I'm in shock I can't get over how great this book is. The whole concept is fascinating and kept my interest peaked at all times. The writing is amazing, the world is very well thought out and the City of Sin is one of the most exciting places I've...
  • Melanie
    “The City of Sin was a game, but not everyone was a player.” Ace of Shades was for sure not what I was expecting. Some said it was like one of my favorite series of all time, Six of Crows, but I didn’t see that. A lot of people said it had a setting like the city I live in currently, Vegas, and I suppose I see it, but it is a stretch and for sure a very big fantastical interpretation and based on every stereotype you think of when you thin...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2.5 STARSNo one is more disappointed than I am that this rating is anything less than 5 STARS. I went in wholly expecting to adore this story; the cover is gorgeous and the comparisons to Six Of Crows had me cautiously fangirling over this book from the moment I knew of it's existence. Throw in the fact that I absolutely loved Daughter Of The Burning City last year and I was completely sold. Unfortunately, this one just didn't work for me. I'm no...
  • C.G. Drews
    Right. So I've found my new book to be so utterly and absolutely OBSESSED WITH. I need at least four dozen heart eyes and sixty-two stars, is all I'm saying. This book is like an ode to Slytherin schemes and my little heart is just beating so fast. It's twisty and madly addictive and the characters are ones I absolutely love love love. I'm sobbing. Do not mind me. This is a good one.(And yes I did like 540 status updates while reading it and I AM...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    she was a pistol wrapped in silk. she was a blade disguised as a girl alright alright alright listen up, listen here. This book is a whole lotta fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it! In fact I'm eagerly awaiting the official release so I can read a completed physical edition. WHAT IS ACE OF SHADES?🃏 a dark, complex, fantasy world where gangs run the streets and lure unsuspecting visitors into their gambling parlours, where crime rules and turf wars...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Rating: 3.5 starsI will be doing a full spoiler-free review soon!Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • jessica
    to compare this to ‘six of crows’ has been a disservice to not only the reader, but to both books, as well. it sets an impossibly high standard, one that will only lead to disappointment. having seen a lot of negative reviews in regards to how this book was pitched and the comparisons made, i decided to go into this with a completely open mind and no expectations whatsoever - which i think is the only thing you can do in this particular situa...
  • Lola
    New Reynes is the City of Sin with lots of casinos and shady activity… So Las Vegas? ACE OF SHADES is not as original as it thinks it is.
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Very interesting story, quite unlike anything else I've read before. Really enjoyed my time reading this one.
  • Lily ☁️
    ➳ 2 1/2 starsI solemnly swear that I shall read this without any thoughts lingering on Six of Crows, as in: sans bias.Blog ¦ Bloglovin’ ¦ Tumblr ¦ Instagram
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via Edelweiss for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH this book was such a pleasant surprise!!! I haven't read the author's debut yet so I didn't know what to expect, but now I'm looking forward to both continuing the series and keeping an eye out for whatever else she published (as well as reading DotBC).♠ Worldbuilding The story takes place in New Re...
  • Hamad
    A BR with Lily!Sadly DNF @ page 150I almost finished day 2 but I can't continue this book, let alone a whole trilogy!I had one thought while reading this: that it sounded like it was written by an accountant. Guess what? It is! I came here to check the author, only to find out that she has an M.A degree in accountancy and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature.You know that I like to support new and trending authors but the writing style just ...
  • Beth
    ALL OF THE STARS!"Some say the City of Sin is a game, so before you arrive - ask yourself, dear reader, how much are you prepared to lose?"- The City of Sin, a guidebook: Where To Go and Where Not ToMY GOD, this. This was goooooooooooooood! I am so happy, I've been waiting for this for the such a long time. I really enjoyed Amanda Foody and Daughter of the Burning City, so Ace of Shades was highly anticipated for me. I was so nervous going into t...
  • joanna ☽ the little brown fairy
    Do not believe their smiles. Do not stray into their lairs. Or you may never come out again. 3.75 stars. if you just want to know if this book is like six of crows, click here.This is one of those books which I got really, really excited for, even when it wasn't released yet. Normally, I don't let a book’s popularity affect my reading -- or if it does, it's in a positive way, like how I anticipated The Cruel Prince forever and, truthfully, prob...
  • Carrie
    Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody is the first book of the young adult fantasy The Shadow Game series. I saw a lot of comparisons to Six of Crows before I began to read this one and my first hope was that it wouldn’t have that same slow pace as Six of Crows but of course, yes, it did. They are rather similar in having that slow build, darker young adult tale.The book begins as Enne Salta arrives in New Reynes or what is better known as the City of ...
  • Rae
    BR with my twin Scrill
  • Cinda
    Thieves, rogues, and shady characters have always fascinated me, and so I enjoyed my dive into the morally ambiguous world of New Reynes. House of the Rising Sun meets Six of Crows.
  • Yusra ✨
    3.5 stars? it wasn't what i expected and didn't quite live up to the standards, but ill forever relate this book to canada day because of the crazy times i read this book in anyways, rtc!!!