Ace of Shades
The Shadow Game #1
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
and secrets hide in every shadow.
Thank you HarlequinTeen for providing me with a copy for an honest review.
I really wanted to like this more! The hype for a book got me again. It took me about a month in a half to finish this book. That never happens! I did enjoy Daughter of the Burning City, so I was quite excited when this book came out.
I’m a very character driven reader and I just couldn’t connect with the characters in this book. if I’m being honest, it was a bit boring for me. There is a lot of info dumping going on here and I found the political aspect to be too much. There was a ton of backstory explained and how New Reynes came to be.
I thought that Enne was stuck up and extremely naive. I thought she would grow on me as I kept reading but she never did. Levi was a bit reckless and came off different than what I thought. He didn’t come off as a gang leader in the slightest! He was super nice and I don’t believe he could ever run a gang! Now, I loved that he was a bisexual black man. It was great to see that representation, but that’s really where my liking him ends.
Now I did like the writing and there were some plot twists that I didn’t see coming. Also, I do have to give credit that it was an interesting world.
Overall, the writing was good and it did have some good moments, but I honestly don’t think I will continue with this series. Maybe if I didn’t go into it with high hopes then I would have liked it more. It just didn’t live up to my expectations for it.