King of Fools by Amanda Foody
Reviewed by Sam!
**We received an early e-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. I’d like to thank Amanda and Harlequin Teen for the opportunity. This book came out on April 10th and you can get it here.**
What I drank prior: All of the wine. we went to this comedy show ting with mama and the fam. they let you bring wine and food and stuff and its fab. Ginny and I killed two bottles and half a box of wine… so. We tweeted about it…
Spoiler-free Overview: This is the sequel to Ace of Shades which I reviewed… This review will have spoilers for book 1 so, just giving you the opportunity to leave now, but I’m not your mom as Minda says. This book picks up a few months after the first book. Enne and Levi are stuck in the omerta having to do everything V says. Levi is approached by V’s son… who she hates, to try and get rid of her. Enne is trying to build a gang while also trying to figure herself out AND get out of her omerta. Jac is there too. So is Lola.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: Ok so I’m hoping Sobe Sam deals wjtb the overview that this book requires. Cause like. We’re on a sequel that has a bunch of shit that’s already happened so yeah. (editor’s note; I got you girl – Sober Sam) I mean. Yesh. Our last Enne wants Levi to take her seriously and she also has her nonsense with V so…. I loved this violin. Lol not the violin, this book. The first one was OK in my opinion but this one was better. Much much better.
Characters: Lady Enne makes her own gang of other ladies??? My heart. She’s so broken cause of last book on top of Levi’s nonsense in this book. I just. Can you hust… don’t. We also get Jac and his nuance with addiction plus the addition of possible new love jnrrests. Look. This series is about some character development. You should love it for that. I love that Levi has to learn that he can’t control everything, and that he’s not alone. At one point, he’s seriously effed up with Jac, and he’s miserable over it, but he knows he’s wrong and at ihs next opportunity he apologizes. And then is forgiven. THAT is how friendship works. We also get a new character, Sophia, who is also fantastic and has a beautiful backstory. All the characters are well thought out and well rounded, and they GROW. I love it.
Plot: super fast and unpredictable so that’s good. There are so many proverbial balls in the air but it wasn’t difficult to keep track of. We do make huge jumps in time, but not in a bad way, it’s natural for things to take time and we don’t need to watch it for the whole time. ALSO, the twist at the end was fab.
World Building: u get more but I want more if that’s helpful. Like… how do certain things work. I want to fucking know. I get more in this book than book one but fuckin a I want more.
What to pair it with: a gin and tonic.. who knows who you’re gonna get…
Rating: 3.75/5 Shots
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: What did you guys think of Book 1? I was meh about it at first, but this second one was enormously better.
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,