She was a blade disguised as a girl
I had been looking forward to reading Ace of Shades from the moment I heard about it. But it fell very much flat as soon as I read it.
Book Review: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Title & Author: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: April 10 2018
Series: The Shadow Game
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.
I give Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody two out of five hearts because it was a really big disappointment. At least for me.
I didn’t care for Enne. Her name felt annoying to read and I couldn’t understand her. I missed a little more information on her and her mother. Without it, it felt very shallow and the world didn’t allure me as much as I had hoped.
I cared so little for the characters in this book that I completely forgot to write a review on this book right after finishing it. Which is not something that happens often. I do wish I had liked Ace of Shades more than I did. But unfortunately, I didn’t.
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