Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide and audiobook narrated by Jeanette Illidge and Tapiwa Mugweni is an excellent YA fiction that is: gripping, suspenseful, and thrilling novel that is truly stunning and had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.
This book was most certainly entertaining with its fast pace, twists and turns, and impressive and complex character cast, but it also brought with it the more serious issues of racism, suppression, and the imbalances within society.
The author’s ability to interweave these immensely important subjects and issues along with sexuality, elitism, and sexism with the mystery, suspense, and fascinating plot are indeed impressive.
I loved the concept that ensnared Devon and Chiamaka, and I especially loved Chiamaka. She kicks butt, is feisty, fiery, intelligent, and just a great female character all around. I really am glad she was presented into this book. I was drawn in from the very beginning and felt like I didn’t get a chance to blink or exhale until I finished the last page.