Thursday, December 19, 2019

DNF Review - King of Fools (The Shadow Game, #2) by Amanda Foody

Title: King of Fools (The Shadow Game, #2)
Author: Amanda Foody
Pages: 384
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Release Date: 30th April 2019

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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.

My Review:

*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to HQ and NetGalley*

-DNF at 72% - 

Enne Salta's life changed forever when she arrived in New Reynes searching for her mother.
Enne took a life in order to save con-man Levi Glaisyer, and now she dons the name of Seance.
Enne and Levi both have bounties on their heads, which isn't good when they must follow mafia donna Vianca's orders because of a binding oath to do whatever she wants.
With a chance to regain their freedom appears, Levi grabs it.
Can Enne become a Street Lord?
Will they escape from Vianca's grasp?

I enjoyed the first book in the series, Ace of Shades, so I was excited to see what happened in King of Fools.
There were new characters introduced in this book and Grace was probably my favourite of them.
Lola was my favourite character overall and I would have liked to have seen more of her.
I liked Enne, Levi and Jac less in King of Fools compared to the first book.
The plot was interesting in the beginning, but after a while I found myself losing interest and it got to the point where I didn't care about what was happening and I couldn't bring myself to read any more.
The setting was interesting and we did get to see a little more of New Reynes.
I liked that there was a girl gang, but I felt that one of them gave her oath too easily.
I'm disappointed that I didn't enjoy this more.

Unfortunately, this wasn't for me.

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