Ace Of ShadesAce Of Shades
author : Amanda Foody
Series : The Shadow Game
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : April 10th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

Synopsis : 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, Enne has only one lead: the 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…

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I absolutely adored this book ! I started this book with high expectations and I wasn’t disappointed at all !


We follow Enne Salta, a proper young lady who gets herself lost into the city of sins, New Reynes. She came to look for her mother, who went missing. But a young woman, who has been pampered all her life, well wandering into this city can only be really dangerous. She finds herself in a bad situation and is “saved” somehow by a thug called Chez, who leads her to his gang boss, Levi.

Somehow, Levi decides to help her (well, skam her would be more true) and together they start to investigate about her mother.

She was a pistol wrapped up in silk. She was a blade disguised as a girl.

The plot picked up quickly and I’ve been swept by this story ! This book is mesmerizing, the story is amazing and I’ve really been impressed by the magic !
New Reynes can easily be compared to Las Vegas : the city of sins. That being said, I think the comparison can be stopped here.

So we follow our two main characters into this enigmatic chase, with Levi trying to save his ass and also providing for his gang.

About the world building, the author described it perfectly, with vivid colors and I could almost smell the street. That’s how effective her descriptions are !

I also enjoyed the talent part. Everyone has two talents : the main one, the strongest is your blood talent, while the second one is your split talent. It can be compared to magic in a way.

She was the girl who’d come afraid to the city that could smell your fear. She’d faced the witch. She’d poisoned the wolf. She’d strolled into the land of death with her head held high and left it a lord. She was an impossible player in a fixed game, the only person not playing to win.

The ending was so intense ! The scene with the shadow gale got me on the edge of my seat all along !
I can’t wait to read the sequel ! I just hope it will live up my expectations !


  • Enne has changed so much ! She has grown throughout the book, her character growth is incredible ! She arrived as candid as a newborn and became such a cunning and badass woman. She learned so much about life in general and about her past, and who she is.
  • Levi kind of stole my heart. He is a thug, leader of an infamous gang. But he seems so lonely ! Trapped by Vianca, he is far from being free.
    He also changed so much thanks to Enne.
  • Vianca is definitively an awful character. She is an evil and cunning woman.
  • Lola is another interesting character. But I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil.

Sometimes we’re not who we want to be because we’re supposed to be something else.

Overall I really loved this book !

5 stars

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About the author

Amanda FoodyAmanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.




Hello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for a Top Ten Tuesday ! It’s a weekly meme hosted by Thatartsyreadergirl !

Today’s topic is about my most anticipated releases for the first half of the year.

  • The Wicked King by Holly Black.It’s The Cruel Prince’s sequel. I LOVED this book so I can’t wait to read that one ! It’s released today, January 8th.
  • King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. A whole book based on Nikolai ? Yes please ! Released on January 29th 2019 (my birthday hahaha)
  • The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, released on February 26th 2019.


  • Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers. I really enjoyed His Fair Assassin trilogy so I can’t wait to read that one. Released on February 5th 2019.
  • King Of Fools by Amanda Foody. It’s the second book in The Shadow Game. I LOVED Ace Of Shades. This sequel will be released on April 30th 2019.
  • We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal. Released May 14th 2019.

That’s it ! Only 6 books that I can think of hahaha !



Hello lovelies ! It’s time for the last wrap up of the year !! I managedto finish 2 books this month !

  • Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor that was a fabulous read ! I really enjoyed that book even though it took me ages to read it !
  • Ace Of Shades by by Amanda Foody. Loved that one too ! It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and I really enjoyed reading it !

That’s it ! I know I haven’t read a lot this month, and this year but I’m okay with it because reading is not a competition and I mostly had quality reads ! What have youread this month ?



Hello lovelies ! How is your week so far ? Mine is just exhausting ! How long has it been since I posted a TWIB …?
This Week In Books is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy.

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I’m currently reading Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody. I’m only a few pages in, but so far I’m liking it.

Last week, I finished Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. I really took my time, reading it, but I really enjoyed it !!

Next, I plan on reading Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while now, so I think it’s finally time to pick it up !!

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?






Hello lovelies !! How are you ? I don’t know if you have noticed, but I haven’t posted a November wrap up. It’s the first time it happened. Why ? Well… Because I haven’t finished a single book ! It has been a difficult month to be honest, but hopefully everything’s fine now.

So, without further ado, here is my humble TBR for the month of December.

  • Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. I still have 150 pages left but hopefully I will finish it soon !
  • Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody. Another one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. I can’t wait to dive into this book !
  • Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. This one I’m gonna read in French !

That’s it ! Have you read any of these books ?




Hello lovelies ! Today I’m gonna talk about my November TBR ! I know I know I’m late !I plan on reading 4 books this month !

  • Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. I’m currently buddy reading it with my firend darren.
  • City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
  • Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody.
  • The witcher, Sword Of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski.

That’s it ! What are you planning on reading this month ?



Hello lovelies ! October is upon us ! Even though it’s still hot in my area, I can already smell the Fall scents ! I had my first Pumpkin Spicy Latte yesterday so yeah my favorite season is officially started !!

Back to business ! I plan to read 6 books this month but I’m still waiting for the last one to be delivered. Even though, let’s be honest, I’ll probably be able to read like 3 books at best !

  • Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody. One of my most anticipated releases for 2018. I can’t wait to find out what this book has to tell.
  • Champion by Marie Lu so I can finish this great trilogy.
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken that I am currently reading. I had an exhausting week so I barely read these past few days.
  • In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken.
  • The Witcher #1 The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski that I bought in French. You may know it as a video game !
  • City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab that is not featured on this photo, unfortunately.


That’s it ! What are you planning on reading during October lovelies ???



Hello lovelies ! How are you ? Today I’m sharing my August book haul ! I got 5 books last month and I’m a happy bookworm right now haha !

Let’s start !!

First, I got The Darkest Minds boxset, which includes the three books and what I think is a novellas book by Alexandra Bracken.
I also got Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody. It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and I can’t wait to start this book !!

That’s it ! How many books did you buy ?