Ace of Spades – Faridah Abike-Iyimide

An incendiary and utterly compelling thriller with a shocking twist that delves deep into the heart of institutionalized racism, from an exceptional new YA voice.

Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students’ dark secrets to light.

Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can’t escape the spotlight when his private photos go public. Head girl Chiamaka isn’t afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power.

Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they’re planning much more than a high-school game…

My Thoughts:
Wow! This book is something else!

I have never trusted so few people in a book before! I only actually trusted Chiamaka and Devon throughout the whole book.

I really liked Devon’s character because he seemed to be truly authentic whereas Chiamaka was using others for her own gain. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t like her but I don’t really like it when people use others for their own benefit and then leave those people behind.

I do like Chiamaka’s character growth though, she really grew and changed and became friends with Devon, which at the start of the book didn’t seem like it was going to happen.

The twist at the end was intense! I wasn’t expecting so many people to be involved in what was going on. I thought that there would be some people on Devon and Chiamaka’s side in the school but I was so so so wrong.

This was such a great book and I absolutely loved it!

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