You know, when you read a bunch of ARCs, you sometimes forget about them and find yourself in this weird position of being shocked when you realize they only came out a fairly short time ago. That’s kind of how I feel about King of Fools by Amanda Foody. What’s funny to me about this series is that it got a lot of traction when it first came out. I literally saw Ace of Shades everywhere. And so, when it came down to a chance where I could get an ARC of its sequel, I went ahead read both in a rather short period of time.
I liked the first one well enough. And I liked the second one, up until the end. See, my problem with this series is that I liked a side character infinitely more than I liked the main characters. Thus resulted my complete loss of interest in reading anything more in the series when that very side character prooved to be disposable. And even then, it wasn’t that enticing for me. So, I can’t really say this book wasn’t on my TBR, because it was. But I can definitely say it was somewhat of a disappointment for me.
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.
How do you feel about King of Fools? Is it on your TBR? Have you read it? What did you think if you did? Feel free to link reviews if you want! Is there anything about the book that entices you to want to read it? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear them.