In my Book Spotlight piece I will be bringing you an upcoming release and/or cover reveal. These books are ones I am excited about whether they are from a new or an established author. This week we have the sequel to Amanda Foody’s popular YA fantasy, Ace of Shades! Continue reading
Title: Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
Published: April 10th 2018 by Harlequin Teen
Average Goodreads rating: 4.31
Literary Weaponry rating: 3/5
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 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. (Goodreads) Continue reading
There is nothing quite like an eye catching book cover, is there? It can pull you in and beg for your purchase without you even knowing anything about the book. Author Amanda Foody announced her next book, Ace of Shades, a few months ago. Since I loved her first novel (cover and all), Daughter of the Burning City, I was excited to see what Ace of Shades would bring.
Yesterday was the big cover reveal for Shades and I have to say that I am a little disappointed. I like the blood red almost wallpaper background and the imposing shadow of a sinister city but the card tower is very lackluster. It just doesn’t have the pizzazz I was hoping for. Take a look at the upcoming novel… Continue reading