Today is an amazing day because Ace of Shades (Add it to Goodreads), the first in The Shadow Games series, is finally out in the world! Amanda Foody’s latest book baby can be read by you! I loved it and I know you will too!
I was immediately drawn into the world of Ace of Shades and stayed because I was fascinated not just by the world but mesmerized by the characters (Hey, Enne and Levi!) and their journeys within it. I loved following them, watching their choices, and going on this twisty ride. Enne and Levi were such well developed characters, such opposites, and watching their dynamic, seeing how they work together to get to their goals was such a delight. If I had started eating a bag of popcorn while reading just the two of them going back and forth, it would have been gone very quickly. I had so much fun reading this book, it was such a fully immersive experience, the perfect kind of reading experience we long for. I loved everything about this book…the characters, setting, pacing, tone, how the stakes are stacked, everything! Sweet Goddess, this was mucking good!
Check out the synopsis below!
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.
What a ride! Before you buckle in for this ride, on route to your copy, you can start reading Chapter One here! Enjoy!