King of Fools
On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld f ...more
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I will never be the same again.
Picking up directly after the events of Ace of Shades, this book, the second in the Shadow Game Trilogy, is so full of action and political intrigue it left my head spinning!
We see the return of our favorite characters, Enne, Levi, Lola and Jac, and get to meet some great new characters as well; most notable for me, Tock. I love her!
New deals, alliances ...more
King of Fools was so much more than I more was expecting from this world. It was so much more complicated and the sheer amount of things that happened in this book is unbelievable. There was not a single moment that wasn't packed with plot and not a single moment which was slow.
The relationship between all the characters evolves so much and just as new relations and made old ones can be brok ...more
#2.) King of Fools ★★★★
Amanda Foody is quickly becoming one of my favourite YA fantasy authors and I am so happy about it! While not quite as fast paced and fun as its predecessor, King of Fools is a solid sequel and I can't wait for the third book.
Second book syndrome is real but for the most part, I think this book didn't fall prey to the unfortunate trend. It was long, and did drag at times but overall this book did an incredible job of taking the characters, world a ...more
I just finished Ace of Shades;
1. You can't end there like that.
2. Please see above.
3. I need more.
5. Amanda Foody, if you want to give me a copy ASAP, thankssss xoxoxoxxo
I CAN'T WAIT
We have a cover and it’s blue and I looooooove it
Everything that could’ve gone wrong DID. All of my babies are suffering and I’m so, so sad. Can I just treat this book as a hoax? This can’t possibly be how everything went down.
I need the finale NOW!
1. Ace of Shades ★★★★★
2. King of Fools ★★★★★
This was so much cleverness and un-subtle feminism— and I love it so much. Amanda said that this was her girl gang book and she is not wrong, at all. Why is this called King of Fools when it should be called Badassery.jpg?
you: Second Book Syndrome
people who hate on strong girl characters:
If someone wanted to call her naive, then they would. If someone wanted to call her heartless, then...more
King of Fools was one of my most anticipated sequels this year and I was not disappointed. Am I mad a this book and at Amanda Foody? Oh, hell yes. But I loved every second of it.
I believe that, in trilogies, second books should feel completely different from book one, and then book three should be an expansion of book two. We'll see what book three has in store for us, ...more
“Don’t let your fallen heroes stop you from wanting to become one.”
After the events of Ace of Shades, Levi and Enne have got large bounties on their heads. The faces of the Irons, Doves and Scarhands are in the papers for everyone to see, except Enne’s identity remains unknown, leaving only her assumed role ‘Seance’ for the public to ponder over. In hope of regaining their freedom, ...more
Me the remainder of the book:
I think it's about time I realized this series just might not be for me. Because when I think dark, when I think gangsters, I do not think this book AT ALL. It's like my main issue with the first book became even more apparent to me here. That these aren't gangsters. These are kids in way over their head.
The writing itself is not bad, but I just could not bring myself to care much about anything that was happening.
The only t ...more
Favorite characters are back (Enne, Levi, Jac) and new characters are introduced. The characters in this series are so intriguing. This novel is told using multiple points of view, which gives insight into several characters. I especially love the strong female characters.
The fun thing about this series is the politics in New Reynes. With so many people trying to be in power, ...more
“Because the hero of one story is the villain of someone else’s. It’s all just a matter of who wins.”
King of Fools by Amanda Foody is the second book in her The Shadow Game trilogy. A sequel often tends to suffer from second-book-syndrome, but this one felt like a totally different book in comparison to the first book, Ace of Shades. The first book felt more like its own original story while the second successfully expands on the sto ...more
NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NONONONONONO
I'M NOT OKAY
THAT ENDING WAS NOT COOL
I AM IN PAIN. A LOT OF PAIN
"Oaths, omertas, Chainers - there's a reason so many in the North Side favor such weapons. New Reynes killed the queen the very day she hoped to negotiate peace. The City of Sin was built on duplicity."Friends, this was one of my most highly anticipated sequels of 2019 and Foody did not disappoint! There is a lot going on in ...more
Amanda Foody wrote another breathtaking book that just tore my heart out. It was beautiful, painful, emotional, entertaining and so much more. I very much enjoyed this book and it was in several ways better than book one. The ending was even more exciting than the one of Ace of Shades and it seems really promising for the finale.
The plot was tailored perfectly. The story picked up right after the ending of boo ...more
YOU ALL GET TO READ ABOUT THE GIRL GANG
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 13, 2019
Wow. Somehow I got approved for the eARC. I guess this is where I add that disclaimer?
Thank you Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Did I do that right?
"The hero of one story is the villain of someone else's. It's all just a matter of who wins."
This book picks up right where Ace of Shades left off. And right from the get go things are int ...more
“The city felt like the hush before a stage curtain lifted, but what the city waited for was war.”
The previous novel in this series, Ace of Shades, is one of my all time favorites and I’ve read it a couple of times. This was everything I could have hoped for in a sequel, and more, but I didn’t enjoy it quite as much because it was a bit slower paced. It was still a fantastic read, albeit a long one, so I ended up giving it 4.5 stars.
First and ...more
King of Fools was a good book. I loved the audio but I have no idea how I would feel if I actually read the ebook or physical at this point. Mostly because I'm at work, super busy (there's absolutely nothing for me to do) and yet.. I'm constantly getting distracted. Super happy I didn't have a buddy for this because I would be making up comments left an ...more
I've had a lot going on in my personal life lately, and it has made it hard to focus on books. But I still ended up loving this.
King of Fools starts off right where Ace of Shades ends. Enne and Levi are wanted for murder and Vianca's son, Harrison, has come back home. Harrison approaches Levi with a deal that ends with Vianca dead. Harrison is running for office against Vianca's ...more
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With the shadow game over, Enne & Levi are both wanted for murder. Now they must not only survive not getting caught, but they need to build (or rebuild) successful gangs on the north side of New Reynes. Gambling with everything they have may bring on their downfall, but may also gain them freedom from the one who basically owns them.
I was so happy to be in this world! I love how the story has become so much more ...more
“For Levi, when the cards no longer ran in his favor, he cheated – simple as that. Luck was a mechanism to be devised, and luck and destiny were merely two sides of the same coin.”
After completely falling in love last year with Ace of Shades, I was so anticipating its sequel, and it was one of my most anticipated releases of this year. I had such high expectations, and though I didn’t love it as much as the first installme ...more
She is the auth ...more