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Happy Book Birthday, Ace of Shades

Happy Book Birthday, Ace of Shades

Well everyone, after three months of special features and excitement, Ace of Shades is finally here! To celebrate, I wanted to share the stunning trailer made by Epic Reads for the novel.  To all of those folks getting their preordered copies today – I hope it’s everything you ever wanted!  You can read my review here. Without further ado, the Ace of Shades trailer. Ace of Shades releases TODAY. Add it to your TBR on Goodreads, or order it through any of the links below: amazon / barnes & noble / book depository / indiebound This is a #ShadowGang Post As a […]

Posted April 10, 2018 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments //
Villains We Love to Hate

Villains We Love to Hate

You can love the protagonist, love the romantic relationships… you can even fall head over heels with the world building, but what’s a fantasy without a proper villain?  Whether you’re the type of person who enjoys the enigmatic Darking from Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, or quivers under Tolkien’s Eye of Sauron, a good villain really makes the story. I’m finding lately in YA that a lot of villains are multi-dimensional… to the point that you’re unsure if they’re doing bad things for a good reason, or if they’re totally 100% evil.  I recently read Children of Blood and Bone where the villain was […]

Posted April 7, 2018 in Bookish Things // 5 Comments //
Some Love for Ace of Shades Minor Characters

Some Love for Ace of Shades Minor Characters

As I’ve been writing these posts every week, I can’t help but notice there’s a lot of love for Enne and Levi out there, and there’s a lot of love for the city of New Reynes itself… but there are a few AMAZING characters that I haven’t seen on the internet at all.  These three characters stole my heart the moment they walked into the pages of Ace of Shades, and they deserve a little love on the blogosphere.  So, in honor of these three… I made a few aesthetics. I promise, these are just peeks at three really awesome characters. […]

Posted March 31, 2018 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
Get to Know the Gangs of Ace of Shades

Get to Know the Gangs of Ace of Shades

In order to survive on the streets of New Reynes, it’s smartest to join a gang.  The city has three major gangs to choose from, each of their own specialty. Before relocating to New Reynes, you may wish to consider which Lord you’ll be pledging your allegiance to…. The Doves The Doves are ruthless mercenaries and assassins.  They die their hair white to stand out.  If you ever find yourself in a dark alley with a Dove, you best say your prayers while running as fast as you can. Aesthetic from The Caffeinated Bookworm The Scarhands The Scarhands are smugglers, […]

Posted March 24, 2018 in Bookish Things // 5 Comments //
All That Glitters is Not Gold: Magical Currencies

All That Glitters is Not Gold: Magical Currencies

If you’re in a fantasy novel, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not dealing in USD or GBP.  One of my favorite things about writing fantasy is how simple the currencies are.  When I’m working on The Sin Series I keep it really simple – coin.  My characters deal in bronze, silver, and gold coins.  This is a common trope across fantasy novels (you may recognize it from Harry Potter’s galleons, sickles, and knuts).  As impractical as it is to lug a bunch of metal everywhere, it’s much fancier than Republic Credits, per se. What really grabs me in fantasy novels, […]

Posted March 17, 2018 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments //
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Don’t take the City of Sin lightly – it will change you. Ace of Shades sets up a world where nobody is what they seem.  Everyone wears a magic, everyone has a talent they hide, and everyone has sworn an oath.  Whether it is to a street lord or one of the powerful casino families, oaths mean blood is spilled, loyalties are split, and nobody can be trusted.  It makes the city fascinating, because you never really know who is a friend and who is going to pull a knife on you. Amanda Foody’s second book does not disappoint.  She […]

Posted March 10, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments //