Arc Review: King of Fools By Amanda Foody

King of FoolsKing of Fools By Amanda Foody

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 384 pages
Published: April 30th 2019
Publisher: Inkyard Press
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: 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 Thoughts: First off, Happy book birthday to King of Fools. I have been patiently waiting for this book to release so you all can finally read it because this book!

Last year I ended up falling in love with Ace of Shades. I honestly wasn’t excepting to love it as much as I did. So when I finally got to the end, I was heart broken I needed to wait another year after that wild ending.

I have to say King of Fools did not disappoint. The story sucks you in right away and begins to address the questions that you had at the end of Ace of Shades. I was happy that was the case because I wanted answers. I really love to see the journey continue for our two main characters Levi and Enne. Plus in this book we also end up getting the p.o.v. of Jac as well. So I really enjoyed that. Each character is on a different path and I loved seeing the steps they take to get there. I have to say I didn’t agree with them all the time but I feel that makes the story more enjoyable. Obviously not everything will go the way you want it to and that’s always nice to see.

I also really liked that we have a bunch of new characters added to the story. I know we were getting new characters but I wasn’t expecting so many. I do have to say at first I was a little confused about who was who and where they belonged. I ended up mixing up two of the characters. Each character has their own unique personally that really adds to the story. Plus some of those new characters are the leaders of the other gangs so it was fun getting to know them as well. Even though there were a bunch of new character’s we still see plenty of character development from the old characters.

Another thing I really liked is that this book did not suffer from second book syndrome. A lot of times when authors do series the second book ends up just gets you ready for the big finale but this book did not waste anytime. This book was action packed. I was surprised by a lot that ended up happening in this book. I really was not ready for a lot of it. I honestly feel I need to do a reread when I get my copy today to give myself a refresh of everything that happened.

Overall this book ended up being such a great sequel to Ace of Shades. It was so well done. Amanda Foody is such a talented writer. She’s just so descriptive and knows how to write so many badass characters. Plus there is some male to male romance in this and also female to female romance which I liked. I honestly wanted really liked one of the couples and was sad when things didn’t end up working out. Also since this an Amanda Foody book prepare to get the feels. She has no problem crushing all your feelings. It will hurt. I can’t wait for the third book to come out. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen. I feel it’s going to end up being an intense ending.

*I just want to thank Netgalley for giving me an early copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.*

Have you guys ended up reading this book? If so what were your thoughts on it. If not, is this book on your TBR? Are you planning to read it? Let me know in the comments.

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