Title: Ace of Shades
Author: Amanda Foody
Series: The Shadow Game #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pub. Date: April 10th, 2018
Synopsis: 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.
Find It: Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD
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Hello friends! Long time, no post! Before I start discussing this lovely book, I just want to apologize for my sudden absence. I think it started once I got the flu (yuck), and then school and theater all came crashing down on me. I’d like to say that I’m back, but I probably will only be posting sporadically for the next several months. It breaks my heart because I love blogging so much, but senior year is an absolute beast.
Anyways, today I’m here to celebrate Down and Across, a heartwarming and hilarious novel about finding your passion in life!
Hi friends, today I’m sharing my thoughts on a very special book that’s releasing today! I’m sure you’ve all been anticipating Reign of the Fallen as much as me, this monster-filled, stabby fantasy absolutely captured my heart with its lovable characters and unique storytelling! I’m thrilled to be participating on this tour hosted by the one and only Brittany’s Book Rambles. And if you read till the end, there might just be a special surprise I threw in! *winky face*
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Hello bookworms! Today I’m back with another look at my (monstrous) TBR!
For those that don’t already know, Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lost in a Story that involves cleansing your TBR of all the books you no longer feel like reading. I’ll be featuring ten books at a time, and deciding if they should stay, or be removed!
Here we go!
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Title: American Panda
Author: Gloria Chao
Genre: YA, contemporary
Release Date: February 6th, 2018
Format: print ARC
Synopsis: An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.
At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.
With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth–that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.
But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?
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