Game of Secrets by Kim Foster

Game of Secrets

Felicity Cole sells flowers in the streets of Victorian London to feed herself and her young brother. But she has a close-guarded secret--her brother is a Tainted, born with special abilities that society fears and a shadowy organization called the Hunstsman scours the country to eliminate. When Felicity becomes the target of one of these individuals, she discovers something horrible: she's Tainted, too.Rescued by a mysterious gentleman on the ev...

Details Game of Secrets

TitleGame of Secrets
Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
PublisherSky Pony Press
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews Game of Secrets

  • Hamad
    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?!I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not many of them and because I don't want to engage into a whole series every single time I read this genre -and I read it a lot since it is my favorite- and when I read the s...
  • Jackie
    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there’s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they’ll be more. ‘Game of Secrets’ follows orphan Felicity Cole, a street vender hoping to make enough money to support herself and her kid brother when unknown enemies rip her life apart and while sitting in a jail cell waiting o...
  • Mayumi
    2 STARS I can’t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so – spoiler alert. ‘And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.’ Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad… It wasn’t terrible, it was just full of cliches and tropes we’ve all seen before, and had an annoying protagonist. Felicity Cole is an orphan who is devoted to taking care of her ‘Tainted’ brother by ...
  • Lindsay
    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the poor residents trying to sell food, remedies, and items for their own survival. A brawl erupts between these men and her boyfriend/best friend Kit that results in ...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    I received a digital ARC of this novel courtesy of Edelweiss+ and Sky Pony Press in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. Will post full review closer to publication date of May 22, 2018.
  • Meghan
    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on the Victorian Era and the adventure in the plot was very captivating. I hope Kim Foster makes this a series because I think our reader's will be asking about it. T...
  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every trope/cliche in the YA genre (and not even creatively at that) and the writing began to feel rushed and simplistic through to the end. It felt as if the author spent a ...
  • Stephanie L
    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars--I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably follows, or the politics of the time, or maybe the way the steampunk genre always seems to be set in the Victorian era. This novel does not fall into the steampunk genre in an...
  • Gabrielle
    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but because it was such an okay book, I'm not fully sure how to put my thoughts into words, but I'll try.Within the first few pages, there's already action happening and peo...
  • Emilie
    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great book either. It had most of the YA Fantasy tropes and was pretty predictable. There were a couple of twists thrown in, one of which did surprise me. But it did not a...
  • Erin Arkin
    Review to come.