Chiamaka was not surprised to be named Head Prefect. Practically the queen of the prestigious Niveus Academy, she has her sights set on valedictorian--then Yale. When Devon was named as another Senior Prefect, he was shocked. While Chi rules the school, Devon, the only other black kid there, feels invisible. Well, that is until Aces arrives. When this anonymous entity starts texting the whole high school Von and Chi's secrets, their popularity teeters on infamy. Soon, a scheme that could rock the very foundation of the school unfolds. Bold, black, and boundary-breaking, Ace of Spades is an unmissable YA thriller.— Riley
“Ace of Spades was such a wonderful and thrilling read. Perfect for fans of authors Karen McManus and Courtney Summers, and the perfect mix of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl turned deadly. Ace of Spades goes in depth into the politics of systemic racism at an educational level, social eugenics and economic barriers for Black students. I could not put this book down, and I cannot wait to share this book with our customers. This is the YA thriller of the year, hands down and no question about it.”
— Christian Vega, The Astoria Bookshop, Astoria, NY
This program includes an author's note read by the author.
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.
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