Ace of Shades

Ace of Shades

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"Ace of Shades has it all ...an utter delight."--Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn "A rich, satisfying, complicated story. One of the best fantasy series I've read in years."--Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
A 2019 YALSA Teen Top Ten Fiction Nominee Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets...and secrets hide in every shadow. New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin, is no place for a properly raised young lady. But when her mother goes missing, Enne Salta must leave her finishing school--and her reputation--behind to follow her mother's trail in the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, Enne's only clue leads her to Levi Glaiyser--a street lord and a con man in desperate need of the compensation Enne offers. Their search sends this unlikely duo through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets, and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. But as Levi's enemies close in on them, a deadly secret from Enne's past comes to light and she must surrender herself to the City of Sin -- to a vicious game of execution... Where the players never win.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 30mm | 340g
  • English
  • First Time Trade ed.
  • 1335499059
  • 9781335499059
  • 23,347

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Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets...and...
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Named one of the TOP 12 MYSTERY NOVELS OF 2017 by The Strand Magazine. 'House of the Rising Sun' meets Six of Crows in Ace of Shades. Thieves, rogues, and shady characters have always fascinated me, and so I enjoyed my dive into the morally ambiguous world of New Reynes. -New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima Ace of Shades has it all?incredible worldbuilding, cinematic set-pieces, heart-pounding pacing, and unpredictable, deliciously messy characters. Foody's impressive and ambitious vision for the City of Sin will linger in my senses for a long time. An utter delight. -Claire Legrand, author of Winterspell Foody's novel is a magical tale of introspection, romance, and self-determination. ?Publishers Weekly The world in this promising series debut is dark but enticing. Readers who have little interest in casinos may initially be hesitant to pick this one up, but will be quickly drawn in by the intrigue if they do. The plot twists pleasingly, and character development is well crafted... Recommend to teens interested in but not quite ready for Game of Thrones. -School Library Journal Foody creates a richly populated world with rival gangs, ruthless Mafia, casinos, acrobats, and many different levels of society... Its cinematic, action-packed plot contains enough romance to satisfy readers of that genre while piling on danger, thrills, and plot twists. -Booklist
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12,819 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 29% (3,676)
4 41% (5,260)
3 22% (2,817)
2 6% (828)
1 2% (238)
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