Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: Ace of Shades
Author: Amanda Foody
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
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.
Why am I excited?
It’s a book about gangs and mafias and what goes on behind the scenes in the City of Sin–but not the one you’re thinking of. This kind of sounds like Six of Crows meets Las Vegas (who else is remembers this show!?) and Levi sounds a lot like he would be a lot like Kaz Brekker (hoping for an anti-hero here!). Also, good girl goes rogue and enters dangerous underground of a city run by mobsters? ALL THE YES. This is one of my most anticipated 2018 reads and although I still have yet to read Daughter of the Burning City I’m still pumped up for this release because it’s so unlike any other YA books currently out there. Plus, can we just take a minute to appreciate character names? Enne Salta is such a badass name and so unique, I love it.
Sidenote: Does the cover remind anyone else of Dracula’s castle or is it just me?