ISBN: 978-1335145864; 1335145869
Pages: 608 pages
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Price: $20.99 USD
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Fantasy & Supernatural Mysteries & Thriller
Where to Buy: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Apple Books, Indie Bound, Books-A-Million, Google Play
Synopsis: GAME OF THRONES meets THE DIVINERS in this thrilling fantasy — the highly anticipated final book in Amanda Foody’s THE SHADOW GAME series.
Return to the City of Sin, where the perilous final game is about to begin…The players? Twenty-two of the most powerful, most notorious people in New Reynes.
With no choice but to play, Enne and Levi are desperate to forge new alliances and bargain for their safety. But any misstep could turn deadly when a far more dangerous opponent appears on the board — one plucked straight from the city’s most gruesome legends. While Levi hides behind a mask of false promises, Enne is finally forced out from behind hers and as the game takes its final, vicious turn, these two must decide once and for all whether to be partners or enemies.
Because in a game for survival, there are no winners…
There are only monsters.
Author Bio: Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. She holds a master’s in accountancy from Villanova University and a bachelor of arts in English literature from the College of William and Mary.
Ace of Shade Review Here
King Of Fools Review Here
My Thoughts: I can’t not believe the last book in The Shadow Game series is here. I remember just the other day how much I was raving about the series and how I couldn’t wait for the next book to come out. Now here we are with the final installment. All good things must come to an end right?
Right of the bat when you start this book off you are introduced to the pov of new characters. I like how as the series went on you got to know side characters better by having them get a pov. I am always a big fan of multiple povs so that really made me excited right off the bat. Here are some characters we don’t know much about and even if we can trust them and we get a look inside there head. I did have to I was a bit disappointed with Lola’s pov. I know some things happen to her character. I think maybe Amanda wanted us to experience what she did and how it effects her. Sorry I can’t really say too much about this because I don’t want to spoil anything that happens in this book.
I do have to say for a final book that this book brought it. Man I was never bored when reading this book. So much just kept happening and I really enjoyed it. I like a lot of the time the ending of a series ends up being weak or disappointing. I never felt that way with this book. You get a lot of things answered that have been brought up but you don’t know much about. You also learn things about the side characters which I really enjoyed. I’m not going to say what happened but I did enjoy Sophia’s subplot. I think that was my favorite subplot that happened in the story. I do have to say that I did feel at times too much was going on. Yes I enjoyed it but at times it ended up feeling like too much. I did find myself rereading a couple of times. I wanted to make sure I understood or had some idea of what I was reading. This is a book I feel I would need to read again. I feel I need to take more time to fully register everything that happened. I did rush reading this a little because of this Blog tour. I can see myself coming back to this story at some point. It is a story I really enjoyed.
Overall I really did enjoy this story a lot. I feel so much happens in this book which I enjoyed. I know I said that it ends up being a lot at times. I do like that Amanda didn’t rush this story. So many times you read a book and it just feels rushed. Things happened and you move on. I feel she takes her time with having things play out in this story. I am so sad to see this story go. I can’t wait to see what Amanda comes out with next.
Okay so I don’t usually post spoilers in my review. I just feel I really needed to add this. So if you have read the book please continue on and read what I have to say. If not turn back now! I really don’t want to spoil anything for you. I’d hate to be that person…Okay now here I go. So basically I saw on Twitter about how Amanda killed someone. So I was really like oh shit she’s going to kill Enne or Levi like shit this is going to be wild. However that didn’t happen and I was a bit disappointed. Idk like this is the final book. Amanda does not hold back. I mean remember what happened in King of Fools. Yeah she did that. So I was excepting to be broken after this book. Sure there are characters that died. Some you barely know and others you finally were getting to know. So was kinda hoping for that. Still overall had a good experience with this book. I just had to talk about that real quick.