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All Aces

(Circus Hearts #3)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A teenage contortionist and a young cardsharp risk danger to right a family legacy of injustice.…

Nineteen-year-old contortionist Ren Putri is committed to circus, study and self-discipline – in that order. But after being rescued from a carnival fire by cardsharp Zep Deal, she’s overwhelmed by some highly disorderly thoughts. Zep has a history of trouble, and now he’s been
ebook, 244 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Bearded Lady Press
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Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Definitely Everyone.
Almost forget that I've finished reading this one weeks ago but thankfully, I still remember the plot and how wonderfully the ending wraps everything up. Zep and Ren are undoubtedly two of the most unforgettable characters I've ever met, so I truly enjoy reading their one-of-a-kind love story.

Full review to come!
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It’s my favourite of the three! I told Ellie about my weakness for knife-throwing bad-boys and she promised me that I would not be disappointed with her card-sharp equivalent, the unfathomably delicious Zep Deal. She was right. Zep is swoon-worthy and his love story with quirky contortionist Ren is completely delightful. If you need me, I’ve run away to join the circus.
Trigger warnings: violence, physical assault, medical emergency.

These books have been such an absolute delight. Having had two books in the series from the perspective of trapeze artists, it was great to get one from the perspective of a contortionist as well. I loved how Ren's family featured in the story and how she had to balance her goals for the future with the expectations of her mother especially. I love how she and Zep complemented each other's personalities, and the romance was hella c
Emily Wrayburn
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Review originally posted on A Keyboard and an Open Mind November 12, 2018:

I can’t really explain why I wasn’t as into this final installment of Circus Hearts as I was the first two. I think it is partly because I am coming out on the other side of my really enthusiastic desire for circus and carnival books. I crammed a lot of them into the last couple of months and I have may have finally worn myself thin on them.

There is still plenty that I liked in this one. I really enjoyed the descriptions o
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, read-2018
Thank you to Ellie Marney for giving me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

I'm so sad to say goodbye to this trilogy...I'm so attached to it and it really surprises me seeing as the first book only came out in September. But now I'm so attached to the characters and story in a way that I would normally only feel if it was a series I'd been following for year or two! I WANT MORE OKAY! I've grown to love everything about it so much and it breaks my heart a little (ok A LOTTT) that it's
Laura Trenham
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading Circus Hearts: All Aces by Ellie Marney. Like the other two books in the series, this one follows two different characters and their story over a short period of time. We follow Ren, the contortionist, and Zep, the circus dubbed trouble maker, as they both attempt to come to terms with their own family troubles while juggling circus life and the issues it throws at them. This book takes place approximately a month after the second book and follows on with the story of th ...more
Sooooo my fave of this series! I’ve loved Ren since her introduction in book 1, and Jep...Jep is kind of perfect! I don’t know, just everything about this one worked so well for me—the way Ren deals with the aftermath of the events of book 2, the way she and Jep get to know each other and find they are both trying to escape from their families’ expectations (or in Jep’s case, just escape from his family), Ren’s friendship with Sorsha, the banter, the card tricks, the practice sessions, the sneak ...more
After finishing the third book all I want to do is continue living in this world with Sorsha and Colm, Fleur and Marco....and of course Ren and Zep. I laughed, I cried and I sure did swoon. I love these books and think I might just go back and read them all again.
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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5 out of 5 Stars

I don't even know what to say anymore. I'm so in love with this book and series. I want to say this story is my favorite but how can I say that when they're all so good and perfect in their own way. I'm at a loss for words.

I mean Ren has been a favorite since book one and Zep. Wow. Zep Deal, people. If you weren't in love with the first two love interests (I highly doubt that) you stand no chance now.

I also got the strongest urge to play cards after reading this, and now I feel
Sarah Fairbairn
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loveozya
All three books are set in Klatsch’s circus, with the times lines of the characters’ lives continuing from one book until the next. That being said, all books could stand alone, but I think you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t read them all and you may as well do that in order.

I was captivated with this series right from the start. In book one I adored the POV character, Sorsha.
With Fleur as the POV character in the second book it took me a little while longer get into the groo
Stef (Noveltea Corner)
(I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

It's hard to believe that the final book in the Circus Hearts series (for now, I hope!) has been released and that there's nothing more to read from the circus I've come to know and love so much. It's been a wild ride and so worth it.

After the events in All Fall Down, contortionist Ren is dealing with the after effects of smoke inhalation all while trying to maintain her
This is my favourite in the Circus Hearts series so far. Contortionist Ren and card-sharp Zep are a great combination. Both trapped in some way by family ties, looking to make their own way, on their terms, in a hostile world that seems to put obstacles up at every turn. Zep is smart, sexy, sensitive, and - despite having the despicable Angus Deal for a father - a straight shooter. Ren is struggling to prove to her family that circus life is what she wants and is a worthwhile career option. She ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My only complaint about this book is that it's the last one and there's no more. 😭

Full review to follow.
Els (Tragic Romantic)
No one sustains and then breaks romantic tension like Ellie.
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All Aces is definitely my favorite in the Circus Hearts series. I didn't want it to end.

I can always count on Ellie Marney to write characters who don't immediately make sense together but have amazing chemistry. Ren and Zep are no exception.

There are so many things I loved about All Aces: the multidimensional characters, the complex family dynamics, the way Ren describes Zep's artistry with cards, the actual plot line itself... We finally get some resolution to the mystery that began in Book 1,
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya
Great romance with wonderful characters.
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The third instalment in the Circus Hearts trilogy is probably the one I found to be the most fun. The plot is pretty straightforwards and kicks along at a great pace, and I enjoyed both characters, although I do wish that Ren's relationship with her Uncle and parents were explored a little more as for a while it seemed like the plot was going to veer in that direction, which it ultimately didn't.

The circus by this book felt very full, and I loved the descriptions of the world. The characters ha
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