"Ace of Shades has it all ...an utter delight."--Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn"A rich, satisfying, complicated story. One of the best fantasy series I've read in years."--Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
A 2019 YALSA Teen Top Ten Fiction Nominee Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets...and secrets hide in every shadow. New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin, is no place for a properly raised young lady. But when her mother goes missing, Enne Salta must leave her finishing school--and her reputation--behind to follow her mother's trail in the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, Enne's only clue leads her to Levi Glaiyser--a street lord and a con man in desperate need of the compensation Enne offers. Their search sends this unlikely duo through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets, and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. But as Levi's enemies close in on them, a deadly secret from Enne's past comes to light and she must surrender herself to the City of Sin -- to a vicious game of execution... Where the players never win.