Ace of Spades
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Author)
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Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.All you need to know is . . . I'm here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do. --Aces When two Niveus Private Academy students, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, are selected to be part of the elite school's senior class prefects, it looks like their year is off to an amazing start. After all, not only does it look great on college applications, but it officially puts each of them in the running for valedictorian, too. Shortly after the announcement is made, though, someone who goes by Aces begins using anonymous text messages to reveal secrets about the two of them that turn their lives upside down and threaten every aspect of their carefully planned futures. As Aces shows no sign of stopping, what seemed like a sick prank quickly turns into a dangerous game, with all the cards stacked against them. Can Devon and Chiamaka stop Aces before things become incredibly deadly? With heart-pounding suspense and relevant social commentary comes a high-octane thriller from debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.
Feiwel & Friends
June 01, 2021
6.4 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is a writer from South London who has dreamt of writing books about black kids saving (or destroying) the world all her life. She is an avid tea drinker, and a collector of strange mugs. Faridah currently studies English Literature at a university in the Scottish Highlands.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Àbíké-Íyímídé excels in portraying the conflict of characters who exist in two worlds...Devon and Chiamaka are dynamic and multifaceted, deeply human in the face of Aces' treatment. --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Thunderous and terrifying. There's no way you're putting this down until you get to the last page." -- Maureen Johnson, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Truly Devious Àbíké-Íyímídé's stunningly brilliant thriller weaves teen drama, thriller, and protest novel in a story like you've never seen before. A complete game changer. --Camryn Garret, author of Full Disclosure
Harrowing, breathtaking, and entirely unputdownable, Ace of Spades will linger long after you've read the final page. --Marieke Nijkamp, bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends Spine-tingling, full of twists and turns, Ace of Spades is a thriller that'll knock you off your feet. Undoubtedly the best thriller of 2021, Ace of Spades keeps you guessing, and leaves you wanting more. --Namina Forna, New York Times-Bestselling author of The Gilded Ones A fast-paced, edge-of-your seat thriller that's part dark-academia, part chilling mystery, and wholly, beautifully queer. This book is for those who enjoy thrillers that sneak up on them and encompass them with an inescapable, heart-pounding dread. Àbíké-Íyímídé's debut is captivating, nuanced and brilliant, and definitely not one to be missed!--Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated