Ace of Spades, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

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Someone calling themselves Aces is targeting two students at the top of their class. Why are their secrets exposed to the school instead of others who are also in a position to be seen? Told in alternating perspectives, we read this inclusive story that turns into a mystery/thriller, as Devon and Chiamaka work to figure out who is exposing things they would rather keep secret.

This review has to be vague, so I don’t spoil anything for other readers. Àbíké-Íyímídé included serious, real-world issues including racism, bullying, homophobia, and so much more. The pacing, characters, and storyline are addicting. Ace of Spades is a book that will appeal to YA and adult readers alike; an enjoyable read. Thank you, MacMillan Children’s, for sending this along!

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Ace of Spades is available on Amazon for $10.99.

About the Book:
All you need to know is . . . I’m here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do. —Aces

When two Niveus Private Academy students, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, are selected to be part of the elite school’s senior class prefects, it looks like their year is off to an amazing start. After all, not only does it look great on college applications, but it officially puts each of them in the running for valedictorian, too.

Shortly after the announcement is made, though, someone who goes by Aces begins using anonymous text messages to reveal secrets about the two of them that turn their lives upside down and threaten every aspect of their carefully planned futures.

As Aces shows no sign of stopping, what seemed like a sick prank quickly turns into a dangerous game, with all the cards stacked against them. Can Devon and Chiamaka stop Aces before things become incredibly deadly?

With heart-pounding suspense and relevant social commentary comes a high-octane thriller from debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.


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