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, her only lead...

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 ...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Very interesting story, quite unlike anything else I've read before. Really enjoyed my time reading this one.
  • ⚔ 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...
  • Lola Reviewer
    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.
  • 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.
  • Chelsea
    I can see that this book is likely going to get a lot of buzz in the next coming months. This is one of the more entertaining starts to a YA fantasy series that I have read recently, and I think a lot of readers are going to have fun with this novel.While there were some things that could have been stronger, Ace of Shades is a promising start to a series that could go in so many directions.The story follows a young woman, Enne Salta, as she journ...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    4.25 stars! View review on my blog, Library in the CountryI had no idea Six of Crows and Caraval were seeing each other, but they were and this is their baby. I was totally mesmerized by the world of debauchery, seduction and mysterious card games within Ace of Shades and cannot wait to get more! This is one to check out. The book starts off with Enne Salta travelling to New Reynes, the proclaimed "City of Sin" in search of her missing moth...
  • Lia
    I've been anticipating this book since I first heard about it last summer and the hype has definitely not let me down.I am desperate for more Enne and Levi and Lola and Jac and New Reynes AHH GIVE ME MORE PLEASE
  • Alice Cai
    2.5* dnf: 106/400CAN SOMEONE REQUEST THIS ON NETGALLEY (IF YOU ARE IN AMERICA) I WANT TO KNOW YOUR OPINIONS. ITS HECKA EASY TO GET JUST GET IT AND TELL ME ABOUT IT OK. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ADOBE READER INSTALLED.The characters are so flat and I'm finding the plot confusing. So everyone has these powers called blood powers. There are 2 main characters Enne and Levi. Enne's power is dancing and Levi's power is orb making. The powers aren't even ...
  • mith
    Yooo, this was everything I wanted it to be. Enne! Levi! My sweet precious children, I love them. ---HELLO YOU HAD ME AT THAT PITCHbut that blurb!i am dead.
  • Paula Fowlkes Roussel
    Before I start this, let me just give an idea of how I feel about this book since I'm having a hard time finding the right words to explain how I feel:I think you get the idea now.- PlotI won't say too much but the story takes place in a city called New Reynes a.k.a The City of Sin with the main characters being Enne Salta and Levi Glaisyler. Enne is searching her mother in New Reynes, who left a very cryptic message stating that if unforseen cir...
  • alice (arctic books)
    Some really interesting aspects and a very fast-paced plot. It was a bit confusing in a few parts, but I'm looking forward to the next book. Full review to come!
  • Noha Badawi
    This book is everything i didn’t know could be in the same book! I went in expecting a good story, but damn it beat up every expectation.Thank you Harlequin Teen for my advance reader e-copyfull review -->
  • Christine
    I have read 2.5 drafts of ACE OF SHADES over the last year. And when it's published, and I can finally hold the shiny, gorgeous hardcover in my hands, I will be reading it again. That's how much I love this book.But why? Why do I love it? Well, let's see. Maybe it's the intricate world-building. Maybe it's the magic system. Maybe it's the kick-ass pitch -- SIX OF CROWS meets SPIRITED AWAY. Maybe it's because ACE OF SHADES is a rich, satisfying, c...
  • Nina (JustAddAWord)
    This was absolutely marvelous. Look, any book out there promising a quirky city that is twisted and disturbing and magical is sure to catch my attention. I just really love the trope of incorporating a city into the cast of characters, leading to the opportunity to see some excellent world-building and scheming and much, much political intrigue. Creepy cities for the win, is what I’m saying. New Reynes was delightful to read about it. And Amand...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    I received a physical ARC at a conference and an eARC through NetGalley.OH👏HELL👏YES!👏This book was not even on my radar. I didn't love Daughter of the Burning City so I wasn't going to touch this but my interest peaked after I saw the cover. Getting this ARC means I am definitely buying it where as I wouldn't have before.The romance is so good and slow burning! I can't stand most insta-loves...especially in situations like this one so th...
  • Adalyn Grace
    Thank you to Edelweiss, who provided me an e arc in exchange for a review. Cabarets, crime gangs, and casinos. Yes yes yes. This book gave me some definite Baccano! vibes, which I was a huge fan of. It's not that they're too similar or anything, but it's magic and dark happenings in a similar sort of world. Which basically means it was SO MUCH FUN! The magic system is truly unique and interesting, the characters are intriguing, and the world its...
  • Kristen
    This one started a touch slow but I really loved it! I was attached to the characters and story was so much fun. Levi was like Kaz’s long lost cousin to me. I loved the character chemistry and dialog- the mix of street and prim was really fun.
  • Stephanie
    I read a draft of this and I loved it back then, so I can't wait to see what's happened to it since!
  • Dana Aprigliano (TheVaguelyArticulateReader)
    *I would like to thank Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for providing me this book in exchange for an honest review.*Back when I requested this book from Netgalley in mid-January, it was so popular that I thought I was never going to be approved for it, and a few days after requesting the book I went on a reviewing hiatus that will last until the summer. That being said, I was just approved for this book last week, and I couldn’t have been more exc...
  • Natasha
    Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramRep: black bi mcI received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Ace of Shades was an interesting book with an enthralling setting, following two polar opposite characters. The book takes place at a casino sort of place called 'City of Sins'. I really loved the setting, it had an amazing atmosphere and felt bigger than what was shown. The setting really draws y...
  • Nicole Wang
    Where do I even start with Ace of Shades? Where do I even start with this absolutely stunning novel that had me reading until the earliest hours of the morning? To be absolutely frank, I didn't expect myself to love it as much as I did--and Amanda Foody certainly proved me wrong through these 400 pages of whirlwind action, savage secrets, and dangerous magic. The setting takes on a life of its own, somehow its own character as it draws our heroi...