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Queen of Volts

(The Shadow Game #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,618 ratings  ·  358 reviews
Return to the City of Sin, where the final game is about to begin…and winning will demand the ultimate sacrifice.

Only days after a corrupt election and brutal street war, one last bloodthirsty game has begun. The players? The twenty-two most powerful, notorious people in New Reynes.

After realizing they have no choice but to play, Enne Scordata and Levi Glaisyer are despera
Hardcover, 598 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by Inkyard Press
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Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read
**4.5-stars rounded up**

Welcome back to New Reynes, the self-proclaimed City of Sin; in my opinion, one of the most interesting and underrated worlds in YA literature.

Queen of Volts is the final installment of The Shadow Game trilogy and therefore, was destined to break my heart.

I dragged out my time reading this. Literally, I tried to make it last as long as possible.

Picking up where King of Fools left off, this third book finds Levi and Enne forced to play the most dangerous game yet.

Levi, who
Kimberly (Deity of Books)
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Is it a surprise that I gave this five stars?

I guess it could be because only 10% of the books I've read are rated 5 stars.

The Shadow Game series is one of the best series I have ever read and Queen of Volts is one of the best conclusions to a series I have ever read.

I'll stop rambling on and on about how much I love this series so I can get to the review.

Actually, before I get to the review, I have so many
Helena Paris
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

"It didn't matter what cards you were dealt. The City of Sin was a game, and the only way to win was to stack the cards in your favour."

This was a BRILLIANT finale!!!

For the first half, I was rather upset because all of my babies were grieving, in pain and lashing out at each other as they struggled to deal with everything thrown their way...but then, I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing them slowly make their way
May 27, 2019 marked it as wish-list
Amanda Foody, at the end of King of Fools:

Me, a desperate fool who loves her gang family way too much:

I'm just a traumatized reader, standing in front of Shadow Game book #3, asking Amanda Foody to PLEASE FIX EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN KING OF FOOLS
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-read
**This review contains some spoilers from the previous books in the series.**

“The only winner in history is the one who gets to tell the story, once the story is finished.”

Queen of Volts is the final instalment in The Shadow Game series, which picks up right where the previous book ended. The characters are forced to participate in a new Shadow Game with the players being 22 of the most notorious people in the city. Each player receives a card of their own which includes the name of their target
Amanda has released the cover AND A SNIPPET from the book here!!!! She also reveals who the FIVE POVs will be.

Will Enne and Levi survive everything Amanda puts them through?!?! 🤔

And let’s all take a moment and mourn that one death at the end of KING OF FOOLS that has destroyed my soul to the point I don’t think I will ever recover...😭

Content Warnings and Trigger Warnings: (taken from Amanda's site and will be updated when I read the book) extreme violence, death, grief, attempted suicide/suicid
⭐️4 stars⭐️

It didn't matter what cards you were dealt.
The City of Sin was a game, and the only way to win was to stack the cards in your favor.

ARC received via Edelweiss.
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
The first maybe 20% were so ??? for me, it felt like all the characters did was betray each other and it was so angsty for so long i grew tired of it after a while. I understood why these things were done but they kinda felt a little repetitive. It picked up after that so much that i had trouble stopping!! It was one plot point after plot point and i loved that pacing of it!

Things i loved:
-Levi and Enne’s relationship obviously. Again in the beginning of the book, their relationship was so rocky
chloe ♡
woke up to a review copy of this in my email!!! 🥺 **screams in excitement**
Becca (Horners_book_corner)
Wow. This final installment in The Shadow Game trilogy did not disappoint. It was fast paced, moody, dark and humourous in equal measure. The characters continue their journey in the City of Sin armed only with the (questionable) ability to make morally grey decisions and poor relationship choices (sometimes at the same time) and yet, they emerge on the other side like a moth after a close encounter with a flame. A bit singed around the edges and feeling sorry for themselves but just about alive ...more
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
*Thank you to the author and Netgalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

2 sad stars

Oh my god...

What happened to this series??? Or to me??

How could I go from rating Ace of Shades 5 stars because I freaking loved it, to 3 stars for the sequel, down to 2 stars for Queen of Volts. What the hell happened... was it me? Or the book? It all just went downhill after the first book for me and I really don't know why. I'm so sad about this.

So, Ace of Shades. The stakes were high. The c
Sep 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's really sad that my enjoyment of this series went downhill with every book. At this point, I'm not sure if it's the book or me who is at fault but I found this final installation to be very underwhelming and it also had way too many POVs, the plot was already confusing enough without them. ...more
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this whole series so much, it’s honestly brilliantly done and this last book was no exception. The characters, the plot, the lore, just everything about it is incredibly complex and well executed. One of my all time favourite series 100%. More people need to read it!!!!!
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
*screams into the void*

That cover.
That synopsis.
That excerpt.

Someone had better give me a poisoned apple so I can sleep until September.
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Zoë ☆

That was pretty damn complicated but I enjoyed it nonetheless! 😂 RTC
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rainbow-reads
TW: (from Amanda's site) extreme violence, death, grief, attempted suicide/suicidal ideation, PTSD, toxic and abusive relationships (particularly regarding a parent and a romantic partner), addiction, emetophobia

Okay, now that was a great ending to a great series. Amanda mentioned that it was bittersweet, but I feel like it was more sweet than bitter, which I like in my endings. Sweetness with a hint of that dark chocolate flavor underneath.

Through most of the story, Enne and Levi were the
sage elizabeth
May 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
.5) Vianca Augustine ★★★★
1.) Ace of Shades ★★★★★
2.) King of Fools ★★★★★
I'm ready to drop everything for this book.
Oct 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2020
hi can i get a blurb for this like asap cause that'll be the only thing preventing me from going insane ok thanks bye ...more
Clara (The Bookworm of Notre-Dame)
Honestly, it's not a surprise that I loved this book this much. ...more
Lauren Lanz
Apr 17, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Still feeling violated because Jac deserved better but here we are I guess.

Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads

“It didn’t matter what cards you were dealt. The City of Sin was a game, and the only way to win was to stack the cards in your favor.”

The third book in The Shadow Games series did not disappoint!

This book is written in the perspective of five different characters - Levi, Enne, Lola, Sophia, and Harvey. This was my first time reading a book that involved more than three perspectives. At times, I found this to be a bit off-putting - but overall I enjoyed seeing how the different charac
Mar 01, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Ahh I read the previous books in this series so long ago, I should probably reread them before starting this but I don’t know if I have the patience for that.
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5 - 4


Queen of Volts, the third and final installment in author Amanda Foody's The Shadow Game, is set in the tantalizing and mysterious City of Sin, full of casinos and magic, street gangs and Ponzi schemes, and a mire of dangerous politics. The story picks up one week after the ending of King of Fools. Only days after a corrupt election and brutal street war, a real Shadow Game has been kicked off. The players? The twenty-two o
AHHH I read this shit so fast I don’t even know what just happened ?!?
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy_2020
Queen of Volts is a stunning finale to one of my favoruite YA series, if you like this series you will not be disapointed in any way and if you haven't read it yet doooo ittttttt. This might be my favourite book in the series, the culmination of character arcs, the way all the plot threads came together, the emotional stakes, the political stakes - everything was just *CHEFS KISS*

In this book we are following the fallout from the ending of book 2, as our main 'players' are becoming engaged in a
Queen of Volts is the action packed conclusion to Amanda Foody's Shadow Game series. It pics Enne and Levi's story not long after the end of the previous book and they're both struggling to deal with the emotional fallout of everything they've been through. Their relationship is more strained than ever and the trust between them has been completely broken so rather than working together they're now each choosing their own paths. You'll have to read the book for yourself to find out if they manag ...more
Tig Carpelan
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling final conclusion to Foody's 'Shadow Game' series - 'Queen of Volts' delivered on many levels. However, the story's complexity detracted from it's myriad good points and the ever growing cast of characters made it sometimes difficult to remember who was who.

Having cast a shade (spell) over the most influential people in New Reynes- Bryce Balfour holds the literal cards to the city's destiny. That is the basic premise of 'Queen of Volts'; although the steps it takes to unwind the game
I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

I really do enjoy this world, and the way the magic works is fascinating. This book delves into the politics of Enne’s status as a Mizer, as well as the different gangs. There’s some really great twists around the gangs I just didn’t see coming!

However, like many series focused around one event (like the hunger games), the concept can get a little tired in places. We also see the break up of relationships, a
Megan Oneail
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was provided with an eARC of this book in exchange for a fair review.

The PERFECT book to wrap up this amazing trilogy. Twists, turns, intrigue, angst, mystery, has it all. I loved how the story unfolded, and watching Enne, Levi, and the rest of the cast grow and change as characters. I also really liked that we got more POVs this time around, which helped unpack the intricacies of the Game. This is a series I will definitely be returning to again and again.
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Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After a double life as an accountant preparing taxes for multinational corporations, she now spends her free time brewing and fermenting foods much more easily obtained at her local grocery store. She lives in Boston, MA with a hoard of books guarded by the most vicious of feline companions, Jelly Bean.

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