In Which One Card Game Goes Horribly Wrong | Review: Ace of Shades

Ace of ShadesTitle: 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.

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Presenting: Pen & Parchment

Alright, here we go. My first ever blog post. I cannot tell you how nervous I am while writing this. So much time and effort has already been invested in creating this blog. But, for that reason, I am beyond excited to finally be putting out some real content!

My name is Mia, and I’m a teenage bibliophile from Florida! Besides books, I’m quite obsessed with animals, Disney, Chick-fil-a, and scented candles. I’ve been a part of the book community for a little over a year, since I first created my bookstagram account. I also have a booklr (bookish Tumblr), Twitter, and Goodreads. Truthfully, I can’t imagine life before I discovered the online world of readers. It’s brought so many amazing people into my life already, and I can’t wait to meet tons more through my adventures in blogging!

If for some crazy reason you actually want to learn more about who I am, I’ve listed a whole bunch of random facts over on my About page. Maybe we have a whole bunch in common and I’m not just a lonely weirdo. But telling you about myself is not what I’m trying to accomplish with this post.

Most likely, you’ve ventured onto this blog to read some cool stuff about books. Well, I’m here to tell you a bit more specifically what I plan to do with my corner of the Internet, and ask you guys what you want to see!

Since I am a teenager, 95% of what I post will be about Young Adult fiction. Within that genre, probably about half of what I read is fantasy, while the other 50% is a variety of genres including contemporary, sci-fi, and historical fiction. That isn’t to say that I will never post about an adult or middle-grade novel, just with less frequency.

Here are the kinds of posts that I already plan on publishing:

  • Book reviews (duh)
  • Monthly wrap-ups/hauls
  • Unboxing posts (whenever I have something to unbox)
  • General reading/life updates
  • Progress on my yearly challenge(s)
  • Book releases that I’m looking forward to
  • Cover reveals
  • Reactions and thoughts on any current events in the publishing world or book community
  • Pretty much anything else I can think of

So now that you have a general idea of what I’m planning to do, hopefully you’re as excited as I am! Starting a blog is something I’ve been wanting to do for ages and it’s so insane to finally see my dream being brought to life. Obviously, as time progresses and I start to figure things out, I’m sure the variety of posts that I create will expand and become more refined.

Now, I have questions for YOU (and please answer them, I really need the help!!!) Beware, there are a lot.

Are there any kinds of posts you would like to see that aren’t on my list? What kinds of posts do you want to see the most of? Do you have any tips for starting up a good book blog? I’d love to hear them! Do you have a book blog yourself? Comment your URL and I’ll definitely check it out and probably follow you too! What are some of your favorite book blogs? Give me ALL your best recommendations! Okay, I’m finally done interrogating you all. Thank you for reading, and here’s to the great adventure ahead!