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#ARCstravaganza #40: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! I also wanted to let you all know that I have opted for adding a link-up at the bottom of each #ARCstravaganza post that I make, starting last week, where you can post links to your #ARCstravaganza blog, Insta, and Twitter posts for the week! I will provide an example Instagram post in the form as a guide.

For those of you coming across this meme for this first time, it was originally created by Krysti at YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader. Due to personal circumstances, however, they have had to let it go. We were all very sad to see the meme go, but then Krysti asked me if I wanted to take it over, and I said yes!

For those of you unfamiliar with #ARCstravaganza, it’s a meme meant to encourage book bloggers to show off and discuss their ARCs (advanced reader copies)! If this sounds like something for you, please check out the info page about the meme here. Another change is that #ARCstravaganza participants can share their posts on their blogs, Instagram, or Twitter (or all three)! Please just be sure to tag your social media posts with the hashtag, or share a link to your blog post on my blog post for each week, so that we can find it!

– My ARC Choice –

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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– About the Book –

Title: Ace of Shades
Author: Amanda Foody
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (HarperCollins)
Published: April 10, 2018
Source: Publisher

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.

– About the Author –


Amanda 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. She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books. DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY is her first novel. Her second, ACE OF SHADES, will follow in April 2018.

– Link-up –

Welcome to the new link-up feature! Please link up your #ARCstravaganza post specific to this week, rather than your blog or social media account in general. You can either share a blog post, an Instagram post, or a tweet from Twitter on here (or all 3 if you so desire)! I also welcome any feedback


32 thoughts on “#ARCstravaganza #40: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

    1. It’s really good so far! I got to about page 120 last nigh and can’t wait to get back into it! And thank you! I wish I’d come up with the idea 😉 And you should totally join in! <3

  1. That picture is stunning, I love it! I have been hearing tons of great things about Ace of Shades, really hope you will enjoy it 😀 Happy reading!

    1. Thank you so much! And I’m so happy that I’m loving it too! I’m always worried now because I haven’t LOVED (or even LIKED) some of the books that others have loved and recommended haha. I guess that’s a weird thing to be worried about though….hahaha

        1. Ahhhh well I’m glad I’m not alone! <3 Also I commented on your most recent post...but my comment won't show up. So I might be in your spam folder? Lmao. This has been happening to me all day SMH...

              1. No, you were in spam :/ If everyone gets you out of their spam boxes, it shouldn’t happen anymore…. until the next time, hahaha. I know it tends to happen to me when I’m on a commenting spree and it is so frustrating. :/

    1. Yeeeees! I have a little under 100 pages left and I want to know how it ends, but at the same time don’t want it to end! The struggle is real! I’m just glad that it’s a series so we can get moooore <3 <3 <3

      1. Omygahhh! Did you finish? You probably have by now I’m running low on battery and left my USB home I’m going to send you my phone # on insta when I get home

    1. Awe no worries! I didn’t post one of my usual ones this week because I was starting to feel a little burned out! I hope that you’ll be less busy soon! And ohhh I finished the book yesterday and will be reviewing it today or tomorrow. It was SO GOOD!

        1. I tend to bite off more than I can chew haha. But I’m okay once I realized that I did it again, and make myself take it easy. And awe thank you! I’ll try to post it up today.

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