Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
ResumeWelcome 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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a book i liked, but it was difficult to read. As everyone know (yes, i kinda think everyone know me here.) i am french, and english is not my mother tong. I’m very fluent in english, i can read and speak and write almost as good as english people (or so my english teacher says.), but i’m not as fluent as everyone. Some of the vocabulary made me wonder who the book was about, especialy when they were talking about the – what i understand as – transgender character.
this was my main distress with that book, but as i said earlier, it was mostly because i didnt know all the specific vocabs, and also because i have attention issues and i forget a page two minutes after i read it sometime. (do not throw rocks at me, thank you very much.)
I did enjoy the book. A lot. All that tension between the main characters, the birth of a romance each character thought it was “one way only”. It was wonderfully written. The intrigue made me stay up late at night, just to finish one chapter, and the world building was wonderfull.
I will definitly buy the second book as soon as i’ve some money to see what happens next.

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