book reviews

Book Review: Ace of Spades

Book Details:

  • Published Date: June 1, 2021
  • Author: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímidé
  • Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, LGBTQ+, Fiction
  • Format: Kindle
  • Length: 421 pages
Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.  

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. (Amazon)

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The comparison to Get Out and Gossip Girl were definitely accurate on this one. There are many times where books are compared to other books, TV Shows or movies and it’s usually not accurate or over exaggerated. I really enjoyed this book.

In the beginning, it was a little slow to start, but it quickly started to pick up towards the middle to the end. And man, it definitely keeps your attention the whole way to the finish line. I love the how character driven this book is. The characters are well developed and there aren’t too many characters in the mix to where you would get confused. We have our two main characters, Devon and Chiamaka. They take us on their journey of their senior year being a part of their senior elite class. It’s their final year of high school, so what could go wrong? An anonymous bully of course!!

This book was written lovely and I am excited to read more books by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímidé in the future.

My Rating:

4 star

Have you read Ace of Spades? What were your thoughts?


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