Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game Series) por…
A carregar...

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game Series) (original 2018; edição 2018)

por Amanda Foody (Autor)

Séries: The Shadow Game (1)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
3872549,447 (3.76)1
"Take a card. The price is your soul. Welcome to the City of Sin, where 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 unchanged. 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 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, cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless society. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her family, 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 the game."--Provided by publisher.… (mais)
Membro:KarenMizzi
Título:Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game Series)
Autores:Amanda Foody (Autor)
Informação:Harlequin Teen (2018), Edition: Original, 416 pages
Colecções:adult signed
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Pormenores da obra

Ace of Shades por Amanda Foody (2018)

A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 1 menção

Mostrando 1-5 de 25 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
3.5 Stars - I received with thanks an ARC copy of Ace of Shades from HQ Young Adult & Netgalley.

This is my true and honest review of Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. This is due was published on 17th May 2018

This was my 1st Amanda Foody book and will not be the last. This was an interesting ride with plenty twist and turns. Enne and Levi were an interesting pair to read about. I cannot wait until their next instalment. Plenty of Rogues, Thieves and other unique characters are within this story. The authors writing style is unique and enjoyable. I have had the pleasure of going to Las Vegas many, many years ago and it was enjoyable to read a story that has a Vegas type atmosphere.

Great book for YA fantasy lovers.
( )
  AndreaWay | Nov 15, 2020 |
I heard so many good things about Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. When I saw Audible Plus's audiobook, I decided to pick up and listen to the book while reading my Owlcrate book.
Foody created a new fantasy world with a rich and deep history/mythology. I will admit that it was not easy to keep everything straight even though the worldbuilding is done slowly and builds upon nuggets of knowledge introduced earlier. The magic system in this world is hereditary, and each person has the main talent and a split talent. The main talent is denoted by a person's surname and is an easy way to assess a person's position in society. There is also a cast of secondary characters just as rich, loveable, and flawed. Jac is Levi's best friend and absolutely a gem, and Lola is the reluctant addition to the trio. I really look forward to seeing more of their backstory in King of Fools. For sure, I will continue with the series because the epilogue makes you want to learn what will happen to Enne & Levi. ( )
  AvigailRGRIL | Nov 10, 2020 |
This feels like it wants to be Six of Crows, but I just can't get interested. DNF at 40 pages.
  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
Not really my favourite - I felt it was very slow, mind numbingly slow - it took me ages to get through for that reason. It picked up the last day and got more exciting, but still, could not make up for the 9 days prior. It was interesting in ways, gambling is fun to read about sometimes and Levi was a great read - I didnt mind Enne most of the time though the denial was a bit much. ( )
  ashezbookz | Oct 20, 2020 |
MY BLOG
SUPPORT ME ON KO-FI
*All of my reviews are as spoiler-free as possible unless states otherwise*

UPDATE: September 28, 2018

Here are just some my raw thoughts, book notes, and emotions while I was reading the book. I do not yet have time to write a full-pledged review but I thought it was about time my thoughts were added. This is really unorganized and I just skimmed it before adding it here, so sorry in advance.

GENERAL THOUGHTS: I genuinely enjoyed this book and I was so intrigued but I encountered a few problems

overall:
- each house/family has their own power (different social levels in the different houses, and different families in the house)
- The fact that bisexual characters are not a big thing in the book and are just plainly part of the story. i think this was a very nice touch to the story, especially adding to the fact that this is a YA fantasy story
- i was underwhelmed with some of the details
- but the world itself is actually pretty unique
“Sometimes we’re not who we want to be because we’re supposed to be something else”

plot:
- i need to say that this was not the best in terms of storyline, the world was something very unique to me
- i do think there was much more that could have been explored aside from the search for Lourdes, for Enne’s side
- for Levi’s side, I was actually pleased with how his story went to an extent. i loved his character and enjoyed his background story but there just could have been more
- it seemed like most of the interesting parts of the story all happened in the past or everything was a result of something in the past
- i get that this is the first book, but I feel like there could have been more exploration in the word.
- the world building throughout the story was the weak point here
- there wasn’t really anything that SURPRISED me

characters:
“I just kept thinking, looking at you, that you had a winning hand. You play like you’ve already won.”
“That’s the only real way to play.”
- GOSH I LOVE LEVI
- first of all, his descriptions were different
- he’s bisexual and this isn’t something that is a big deal in the world
“Her doll-like features, her determined dark eyes—how could anyone not notice her?”
- ENNE underwhelmed me half of the time
- i didn’t dislike her or anything. she was just there for me.
- i was able to relate to her, and though her personality was not weak, it was not something I would describe as strong either
- JAC AND VIANCA are the two characters i feel we could have a little bit more explanation for. i really think they could have been th eminor characters that everyone would have loved
- some characters (REYMOND) were kicked out of the story WAY too early without everything being properly establsihed yet
- there is a right time to kill off a character

“And every night he spent trapped in her empire, he dreamed of building empires of his own.”
- the relationships between the characters were actually good and heart warming and all that, i just wish that it was executed better, in a way that would make the readers REALLY feel their relationship and be able to relate to them

-----
UPDATE: August 25, 2018

“I never asked to be saved.”
“Everybody’s asking to be saved,”


This is the kind of books that you get you out of reading slumps. And I had no idea how much more I needed of this until I was close to finishing it.

I have a lot to say about this.

(( RTC )) ( )
  themoonwholistens | Aug 31, 2020 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 25 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica

Belongs to Series

Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Locais importantes
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Prémios e menções honrosas
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
To Mom-Mom.
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
If I'm not home in two months, I'm dead.
Citações
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

"Take a card. The price is your soul. Welcome to the City of Sin, where 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 unchanged. 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 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, cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless society. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her family, 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 the game."--Provided by publisher.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Ligações Rápidas

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (3.76)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 8
2.5
3 12
3.5 3
4 29
4.5 2
5 15

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 157,806,069 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível