Book Review: Ace of Spades

ACE OF SPADES | Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
06.01.2021 | Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 5/5 stars


Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo have been selected to be part of the elite Niveus Private Academy’s senior class prefects. Not only does it look great on college applications, but it officially puts each of them in the running for valedictorian. Shortly after the prefects have been announced, someone going by Aces begins using anonymous text messages to reveal secrets about the two of them that turn their lives upside down. Every aspect of their carefully planned futures is at risk. 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 deadly?

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Hello new favorite read of 2021! From the moment I started reading ACE OF SPADES I was hooked and could not look away. Have you ever had a book that it pained you to put down because you need to know what will happen next? That was ACE OF SPADES for me. Àbíké-Íyímídé is an absolute genius!

I’m always wary of books that are compared to movies, especially my favorite movies like Get Out, but this one truly lives up to the comparison. I love the environment that Àbíké-Íyímídé created with Niveus Private Academy and the cast of students in attendance. The spotlight is of course on Devon and Chi, but there’s a fantastic cast of secondary characters that bring this book to life. I don’t want to say a single thing about the plot aside from: Get ready to be addicted! ACE OF SPADES is the book I didn’t know I needed until I couldn’t think about anything else. Absolute perfection!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

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