Book Review – King of Fools by Amanda Foody

king of foolsIndulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all…

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…

Or die as legends.

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I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Wow. King of Fools was everything I wanted from this book and more. We get to see Enne come to terms with both sides of herself. We get awesome political wrangling and gang life. We get a winner girl gang I would die for – I especially loved Grace! We get Levi realising he’s a bit of a muppet sometimes and can’t always win but still trying. And Jac, oh Jac. He is a thing of glory and his arc is amazing. And Sophia! Who is also awesome. Basically I love all the characters.

Part of my issue with Ace of Shades (I say issue, I still adored it!) was that Levi didn’t seem like he could be a Lord. Here he learn so much more about him that makes it more reasonable, and I loved that so much. And we get so much with his relationship with Jac, even when it’s in a state. Jac is life. I love that we see him realise what he wants from life and take on more with Sophia, and also come out stronger from his addiction. I think the frank discussion about temptation and trust was really good.

Enne is glorious. She is still learning how to be a sinner and I love that she realised how to do it her own way and to own both sides of herself. And recruiting her girls is love. And Roy. *laughs* Her relationship with Levi is probably my least favourite thing, but it’s still well done – I am seriously intrigued as to what will happen next with them given the end of the book. I’m hoping things may not quite be as they seem… 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Same with Sophia, he actions right at the end are so intriguing and I’m dying to know what they mean for what will come next.

All in all a great read, and why isn’t book 3 out yet??? 😭 4.5 stars.

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Buy King of Fools from Amazon UK.

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