Title: King of Fools
Author: Amanda Foody
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Date published: April 30, 2019
A digital copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Note: This book is part of a series, and there are likely some spoilers in the synopsis below.
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all…
On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.
Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.
As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…
Or die as legends.
⤖ My Review ⬻
King of Fools was one of my most-anticipated releases of this year! I read Ace of Shades last year and it was one of my favourite reads of the year. It was seriously so good. So, all I really knew about King of Fools was that it would likely be almost as epic (I have low expectations for books that are in the middle of a series now, just in case).
I wasn’t wrong! It was definitely quite intense and quite the twisty adventure (and have I mentioned how much I love the fictional city that Foody created for this series?) I was also reading King of Fools while also bingeing Peaky Blinders and definitely got similar old-time gangster vibes from the book! I still love Ace of Shades just a bit more though. I’m also very much looking forward to the third and final book because I want to see how things will wrap up. I love both Levi and Enne and have rooted for them from just a few pages into book one.
So, the final book could make me very very happy, or it could destroy me! I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I highly recommend this one if you like heists and gangsters and guns and couples with crazy chemistry!
⤖ 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. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books. She is the author of two published novels, DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY and ACE OF SHADES. The next books of THE SHADOW GAME trilogy will release in 2019 and 2020.
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