So. . . I used to do the Waiting on Wednesday blog meme which was fun, but the posts kind of became repetitive and I didn’t enjoy it anymore so I stopped. But I liked the idea of talking about anticipated titles so I’m doing that once a month with my pre-orders.
Yet, I STILL wanted something for a weekly (or potentially weekly) post here on the blog and decided that talking about books on my wishlist would be fun! (For the record, this was an idea from someone in the Doves Gang so can’t take credit, but it’s a great concept!)
And to kick things off, I’m featuring an upcoming YA fantasy that not only sounds AMAZING but I also get to be on the street team for!
Introducing. . . Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
The Shadow Game #1
by Amanda Foody
Published on April 10, 2018 by Harlequin TEEN
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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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 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.
Gangs, casinos, YA fantasy, what’s not to love?!
I actually read another fantasy last year that dealt with a city run by gangs, Jade City by Fonda Lee, which was FABULOUS so now I’m just hooked on these kinds of books. Though I haven’t read Ace of Shades yet, I know it’s going to rock my reading world!
BTW (do people still use that?), there is an AWESOME pre-order incentive for Ace of Shades so if you pre-order, don’t forget to submit your receipt! FREE SWAG, Y’ALL. FREE. SWAG.
(This is my first attempt at a book aesthetic so please be kind 😅)
Us Doves are the Gang of Assassins and we’re ready to take out the competition! Show your support by. . .
- Enjoy an Ace of Shades tarot reading by Katie! Pick your card then scroll!
- Keep up with the best gang in New Reynes by following @DovesGang on Twitter!
- GIVEAWAY ALERT! Win a pre-order of Ace of Shades (ends Feb. 4th)!