Title: Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)
Author: Amanda Foody
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 10, 2018
In honor of Kristina @Accio All the Books revealing the STUNNING cover of Ace of Shades on instagram, I thought I’d share it here and talk about why I’m counting down the days until this 2018 release!
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.
Why I’m Excited
First of all, the setting of New Reynes aka The City of Sin sounds FANTASTIC. It’s giving me all the dark and seductive vibes I want in a story filled with cons and secrets. In a city with such rich glamour and deception, it’s sure to become a vibrant character all on it’s own.
I’m super excited for the morally grey characters I’m sure we’ll meet – I can’t wait to root for, and against, them.
Enne Salta sounds like a bona fide badass, who is willing to confront her fears head on. And I can’t wait to see how she grows and rises to face her challenges. Levi Glaisyer sounds like a suave devil-may-care charmer who is sure to pull me in.
Plus, the cover is gorgeous. The ominous house of cards! The shadow castle! The tagline! I love it.
Literally everything about this story is pulling me in! April 2018 can’t get here fast enough! But to tide you over, read an excerpt of ACE OF SHADES here and then don’t forget to grab yourself a copy!
What do you think of the ACE OF SHADES cover? Are you excited for this 2018 release?