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Ace of Shades

Série : The Shadow Game, Volume 1
Durée : 12 h et 12 min
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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 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 and 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.

©2018 Amanda Foody (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Kaleigh
  • 22/04/2018

A Very Creative Read

I liked this but and will continue with the story. However, it wasn’t an amazing book.

Things I liked:
- The characters. Enne and Levi were both strong and interesting characters.
- the setting. The dark and sinful city, gangs, and casinos were made for a very creative setting!
- the magical system. The way names meant powers were really interesting! Something I haven’t read before.

Things I didn’t like:
- The world building. I will say the it was better than Foody’s first book, but still not great. The world was interesting, but facts were thrown in your face, fast and confusing.
- the mystery. In the beginning, the mystery was my fav part of this book! But, it fell flat. I know this is a series, but it left me even more confused than when it began.
- it’s comparison to Six of Crows. IT IS NOTHING LIKE SIX OF CROWS!

Overall, I would give this book a try! It was defiantly an interesting book!

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  • Mansi
  • 22/08/2018

Great world building but a sluggish read

This story starts out with a girl Enne Salta and her guidebook and a city New Reynes filled with sin and mystery, because her adoptive mother went missing, but not before she was able to send a letter to Enne letting her know where to go and who to trust. And the only name on the letter is Levi Glaisyer. Enne and Levi quickly realize that Lourdes her mother was living a very dangerous secret life, and they are quickly trying to unravel the secrets.
My problem was that I had a hard time connecting to the world and the characters. I just found myself constantly zoning in and out of this world.It is a very slow building novel. It took me nearly half the way to really connect with the main character.I couldn't completely understand the shadow game or rather really cared about it. It was just an alright start to the series which ended in a bit of a cliffhanger for the readers to pick up book 2.

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  • Sally Wagle
  • 02/09/2020

entertaining, thought provoking

great construction of new world, characters well developed, pure escapism at it's best, I loved it

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  • Ashley
  • 30/04/2018

An orphan girl wandering into the city of sin

I am giving this a 3.5 out of 5 stars. The narrator add to death to the story as well as to the characters. I do think there was some parts that were lacking hence the lower rating. however I did enjoy it enough to want to pick up book to more than likely on audio when it comes out next year

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  • Julia Weed
  • 06/05/2020

Oh boy that was fun!

I've never heard of the author before but liked the description anyways, and being quarantined for so long already I desperately needed new listening material. So the book it set over a 10 day time period and unravels non-stop,so I had a hard time to press pause so not to listen to all of it at once. There is quick but not predictable character development and the atmosphere of the maybe 1920s New Orleans with gangs, muddy gangster kids, casinos, and a little magic is a nice setting. Saskia Maarleveld did a good job too narrating both the female and male protagonists. I purchased the second part right away ( King of Fools), but it was a bit of a let-down after all the excitement of the first part.