Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades

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"One of 2021's biggest books." gal-dem

"This summer's hottest YA debut." Entertainment Weekly

An instant New York Times bestseller, ACE OF SPADES is Gossip Girl meets Get Out, with a shocking twist. Buried secrets come to light when two students are targeted by an anonymous bully with an explosive agenda.

Hello, Niveus High. It's me. Who am I? That's not important. All you need to know is...I'm here to divide and conquer. - Aces

Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is revealing the darkest secrets of two students.

Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can't escape the spotlight when his private photos go public.

Head girl Chiamaka isn't afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power.

Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they're planning much more than a high-school game...

Unputdownable and utterly compulsive, this high-octane thriller takes a powerful look at institutionalized racism. As seen in Vogue, The Guardian, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Elle, Buzzfeed, Cosmo and Entertainment Weekly, and on BBC Front Row, perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Holly Jackson and Angie Thomas.

"ACE OF SPADES is the thought-provoking thriller we ALL need." Nic Stone, #1 NYT bestselling author

"A heart-racing and twisty thriller." Alice Oseman

"Strong Gossip Girl vibes and a whole lot of mystery." Buzzfeed

"Thunderous and terrifying. There's no way you're putting this down until you get to the last page." Maureen Johnson, NYT bestselling author
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 33mm | 388g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781474967532
  • 305

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One of 2021's exciting debuts * Cosmopolitan * Strong Gossip Girl vibes and a whole lot of mystery. * Buzzfeed * This thriller is Get Out meets Gossip Girl * ELLE magazine * A tense, compelling YA thriller that will appeal to fans of Karen McManus * The Guardian * This summer's hottest YA debut * Entertainment Weekly * Fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson, prepare for your next YA obsession... * The Observer * A heart-racing and twisty thriller that grapples so much more than a simple mystery; ACE OF SPADES explores being both queer and Black, and the sinister, destructive nature of white supremacy and racism. * Alice Oseman, author of Heartstopper * Ace of Spades is my favourite YA novel in some time! A love letter to Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars... a hugely accomplished debut. * Juno Dawson *
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About Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Faridah Abike-Iyimide is a writer from South London who has dreamed of writing books about Black kids saving (or destroying) the world all her life. She is an avid tea drinker, a collector of strange mugs, and is currently studying English, Chinese and Anthropology in the Scottish Highlands. Faridah can be found on Twitter at @faridahlikestea, on Instagram at @faridahlikestea, and at www.faridahabikeiyimide.com where she also runs a weekly literary podcast, "The Write Type".
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13,761 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 55% (7,507)
4 34% (4,615)
3 9% (1,306)
2 2% (239)
1 1% (94)
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