Book: Ace Of Spades
Author: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Thriller
Thank you Harper Collins for sending me Ace Of Spades! This book is set in the Niveus Private Academy where the students are rich and are never, less than perfect. But, when an unknown texter named Aces spills out dark secrets about two students, things don’t remain the same.
Talented musician Devon Richards aims to join his dream college Julliard. On the other hand, Chiamaka Adebayo will do anything for getting into Yale. She has earned her spotlight in the school and become famous. When Aces removes all their secrets in front of the whole school, both have to stop them before their darkest secrets are out.
Ace Of Spades was a huge surprise for me. The character build-up was top notch. The writing style is different as the author managed to give distinct personalities to both the characters. The tension that was building up when the secrets were getting revealed was a great add on. There were so many questions going through my mind while reading this book, which made it irresistible. I did not see the revelation of the culprit coming in! The suspense kept me hooked. The ending was out of my expectations and guesses. The pacing of the story in the first 100 pages is slow, but after that, I flew through the whole book.
It’s a powerful and thrilling read, debut novel so good, worth reading! A book wrapped up with important messages and topics perfectly represented. Overall an overwhelming experience!