Ace of Spades
“One of 2021’s biggest books.” gal-dem
“This summer’s hottest YA debut.” Entertainment Weekly
An instant New York Times bestseller, ACE OF SPADES is Gossip Girl meets Get Out, with a shocking twist. Buried secrets come to light when two students are targeted by an anonymous bully with an explosive agenda.
Hello, Niveus High. It’s me. Who am I? That’s not important. All you need to know is…I’m here to divide and conquer. – Aces
Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is revealing the darkest secrets of two students.
Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can’t escape the spotlight when his private photos go public.
Head girl Chiamaka isn’t afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power.
Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they’re planning much more than a high-school game…
Unputdownable and utterly compulsive, this high-octane thriller takes a powerful look at institutionalized racism. As seen in Vogue, The Guardian, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Elle, Buzzfeed, Cosmo and Entertainment Weekly, and on BBC Front Row, perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Holly Jackson and Angie Thomas.
“ACE OF SPADES is the thought-provoking thriller we ALL need.” Nic Stone, #1 NYT bestselling author
“A heart-racing and twisty thriller.” Alice Oseman
“Strong Gossip Girl vibes and a whole lot of mystery.” Buzzfeed
“Thunderous and terrifying. There’s no way you’re putting this down until you get to the last page.” Maureen Johnson, NYT bestselling author
One of 2021's exciting debuts * Cosmopolitan * Strong Gossip Girl vibes and a whole lot of mystery. * Buzzfeed * A heart-racing and twisty thriller that grapples so much more than a simple mystery; ACE OF SPADES explores being both queer and Black, and the sinister, destructive nature of white supremacy and racism. * Alice Oseman, author of Heartstopper * Ace of Spades is my favourite YA novel in some time! A love letter to Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars... a hugely accomplished debut. * Juno Dawson * This is a phenomenal debut from an absolutely gifted writer. Compelling. Alluring. Shocking. Ace of Spades will have you on the edge of your seat. Faridah Abike-Iyimide is one to watch. * Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter, The Black Girls Book Club * Expect this exceptional debut to be everywhere this summer. * The Bookseller * 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 * It's witty, slick, and undeniably mysterious. * Gay Times *
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