King of Fools by Amanda Foody *Alexa’s Review*

Posted April 30th, 2019 by in *Review / 0 comments

King of Fools by Amanda Foody *Alexa’s Review*King of Fools by Amanda Foody
Also by this author: Ace of Shades
Also in this series: Ace of Shades
Published by Inkyard Press
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: ARC
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Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...

Or die as legends.

3.5 Stars

After the exciting end to the first book I knew I wanted to dive right into the sequel.

I have to say right from the start this one captures your attention. You just want to know what is going to happen next and see how the characters are going to get out of the events of the first book. I loved the character dynamic and interactions in the beginning of the book. I liked seeing more of the secondary characters and be a part of the big schemes they were all trying to pull off.

Aside from the characters I have to say the plot of this book feels as if it gets a tiny bit off course from time to time. There were so many questions left unanswered from the first book and I wanted to see some progress towards answers. It felt like the two adults in this story really were in the background yet controlling everything. The gangs were just sort of living a day to day life with no real repercussions. I did enjoy the schemes, violence, underhanded way the characters moved about the story but sometimes it felt as if they were not really moving forward but just sitting in place waiting for something bigger to happen.

Overall, I really do like the characters in this story. I really loved how this book pushed them into confronting their enemies and also the demons they carry around within themselves. I thought they all showed their weakness and fears well and I liked the way they tackled those issues. I just feel as though at times the reader can get a little lost in a political battle that we seem to not know very much about; making it harder to care why this is a huge portion of the plot. I have high hopes that the next book will lead the reader into a more fast paced storyline where the characters can really shine.



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