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Aces High

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  23 reviews
What do a small-time card shark fresh out of the state foster system and a newly-expelled-from-college computer geek have in common? Desperation. And they live in apartments across the hall from each other. An ill-timed peek through a peephole and an impromptu omelet lead to a business venture that takes Charlie (she's the brawn) and Doug (he's the brains) into the strange ...more
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Published February 28th 2013 by Ellson Bracey Press (first published February 27th 2013)
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Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
I've been really excited about this book ever since I heard Elle and Jason were writing something together. I was even more excited to get it early as a beta reader. This book more than lived up to my expectations.

Charlie is a complicated young woman who aged out of the foster system after living in at least twelve different foster homes. She makes her rent money by participating in small time after hours poker games at a local Chinese restaurant.

Doug is a germaphobic computer geek who has been
Oh Elle Casey. You dragon slay the french crepe out of me. I have never heard of this Jason Brant guy, but I'm about to get to know his books!

This story starts off as a hilariously cute story of neighbors getting to know each other. But, it ends up being more than that. So much more. It has a paranormal twist you don't see coming.

I think I could read this book over and over and still laugh every time.

If you have never read Elle Casey before, seriously, start now. She has kept my hands glued to
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Aces High is a book by Jason Brant and Elle Casey—a collaboration of two of my favorite authors. If you have read their books you would wonder what they could possibly have in common genre-wise, besides humor and a flair for the paranormal. Elle is mainly YA and Jason is mainly horror. Aces High is proof that you can’t put anybody in a little box and expect them to stay there. Their writing styles meshed so well that the book flowed seamlessly, with Elle writing a chapter and then Jason the next
Terri Baldwin
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I consider myself insanely lucky to have gotten this book to read as a beta. I’ve been a big fan of both Elle Casey and Jason Brant for a while now, and LOVE interacting with them as they insult one another on Facebook. That being said, when it comes to beta reads, I’m tough, impersonal, and fair.

This story had me hooked by the very first paragraph. One can not simply walk away and leave this book to read more later. This is a one sitting, marathon, fly by the seat of your pants ride! Being so f
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have never read a book by Elle Casey before, but have read all of Jason Brant's and I am a big fan. I have read these two playfully butt heads with each other on facebook. I can see the personality of these two in the characters created in this book. When I found out that they were going to write a book together I thought this should be really good.
Warning: This book is not for the faint of heart. At first I thought it was going to b a book about two young college age kids swindling old men
Donna Rader
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading
OMG!!!!!! This book JUST came out Friday March 1st and it is so cool! I finished it this morning! I was laughing so hard I almost lost my green tea out my nose several times! The Characters in this book seem so real and the banter between them is hilarious! Charlie ( a girl) and Doug a guy insult each other non stop and it will have you rolling on the floor laughing! AND they get into quite the adventures of the paranormal type. Which to some may be a little gross when they find peoples skin ( t ...more
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, paranormal, mystery
Aces High is probably one of the funnest books I've ever read. Charlie is a misfit who's been in and out of the foster care system for years. Now as a young adult, she scrapes by as a card shark and ekes out enough of a living to pay her rent and eat (sometimes). Douglas is a smart kid who just got kicked out of college for hacking his professors computer. Living at his dads old apartment he plays video games and well that's about it. A chance encounter between Charlie and Douglas over an egg st ...more
K. Lincoln
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Aces High is a blast of fun and snark. Meet young Charlie-- product of too many foster homes, card shark, over-the-top presence, nicknamer extraordinaire-- who just is trying to keep herself in enough money at low-life chinese joint poker to afford her rat trap of an apartment.

And spy on her neighbor. Doug is about to have a bad day. Although he's hiding away in his father's apartment, his life is about to change forever when he peeks in Charlie's spyhole just as Charlie is peeking out,
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to start out by saying I haven't read any of Elle Casey's work but I’m a big Jason Brant fan. So I went into this book not completely knowing what to expect. Although, I figured it would be easy to spot the authors "changing of the guard", I was wrong. This book is a fantastic collaboration that flows together absolutely seamlessly.

The highlight is the characters. They're funny, likable and relateable in that awkward post teen not yet an adult sort of way. Charlie is sassy and knows how t
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! I was hooked from the first page, and couldn't stop reading til the last page. I seriously went from first word to the end of the book in one day. Thank God for insomnia!

Charlie is a tough-as-nails product of the foster care system. She has finally turned 18, and has struck out on her own, living in a self-proclaimed "roach motel". Doug is her neighbor and reluctant friend, recently expelled from college and cut off from his mother's financial support. Together they set out to find a
David Foster
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was, for me, kind of a crazy mash-up between enjoying watching the main characters act like real people and freak out when crazy stuff kept happening, and being frustrated by the almost superhero-like banter they kept throwing at each other. It was like the characters had two people living inside their heads, and weren't sure which one to let out, when.

I haven't read Elle Casey before, but I've read several of Jason Brant's books. He is what brought me to try this one (read his West of
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Funny & Hilarious - what you would expect from an Elle Casey book.
Very creative & kept me interested. I wish it wasn't a cliff hanger. I thought it was a stand alone since there was no series name shown on the Goodreads book info. oh
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was absolutely fucking hilarious.
I didn't laugh so hard in ages. To say that I loved the duet is lightly put, I went shitballs over it.
I hope to GOD they write the sequel to this book because it was amazing. And I want some romance. Doogle Ass and Chuckles are perfect together, perfect. I want some smooching between them in future books.
I loved the supernatural angle this book had. And damn, the situations they got themselves in were more than crazy. I really want to read some more of this
Mandy Jamerson
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've read a lot of Elle Casey and wasn't sure what to expect of a collaberation with another author, but holy crap. This book was an insane ride. I completely embarrassed myself laughing so hard. I absolutely love Charlie and Doug. They are completely different but so real. Oh to have a friend like either of them. They get theirselves into some crazy situations and trying to get theirselves out is the best part. Wasn't really expecting a few of the turns the book made, but enjoyed it every step ...more
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow!!!! This book was not what I was expecting, it turned out to be so much better!!!! Charlie is a girl who has issues socializine and her geek neighbor Doug was just expelled from college. They both need money so they team up. This is so freaking laugh out loud hilarious!!! The back and forth between the two is a serious ab workout!!! Elle Casey has done it again and like previous reviewers have said I had not heard of Jason Brant but will definitely be checking out his books!!!
Wendy Bartlett
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I will pick up anything Elle Casey has written and read it so this book was no exception. The characters are rich and funny and Elle and Jason paint a vivid picture of their lives. I would caution people that this book has some scary and creepy moments. It doesn't take anything away from the book, but it is something to be aware of especially if the person is a younger teen. I think the book is imaginative and I loved it. Can't wait to read more from this team! ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome!!! This book was awesome! Please tell me there will be more of this Elle/Jason collaboration. I loved the characters. They way the interacted with each other was hilarious. I laughed so much during this read. What's even better was it was suspenseful. I kept trying to guess what the heck was going on. Highly recommend this book! ...more
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Had me laughing out loud.
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this book!! Read it twice already! I really really want the next book to come out. Any ideas as when that is? I can't wait. ...more
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DNF at 68%
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
not at all what I was expecting .... but still good. Hope there's more where this came from! ...more
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a really funny book. I look forward to book two.
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Elle Casey, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in France with her husband, the youngest of her three kids, and several horses, dogs, and cats. She has written more than 40 novels in less than 5 years and likes to say she offers fiction in several flavors. These flavors include romance, science fiction, urban fantasy, action advent ...more

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