[Review] Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Looking for a very addictive YA thriller ? You found one!


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. 

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.


We are following to main characters – Devon and Chiamaka. Each chapters is one of their point of view. Devon and Chiamaka are the only two black kids in their school, and as their last year of school starts they are also the only targets of an anonymous bully called – Ace.

It was an excellent YA thriller, and even though I had guessed most of the plot twists I still really enjoyed reading it and I just couldn’t put it down. My heart raced so many times while reading it! I rated it 4 stars because like I said I figured out most of the plot twists but also because I wasn’t too keen on the end. Don’t get me wrong, it was good but still a bit meh. I needed to know more than that.

The cover is so stunning! Absolutely love it.


4/5 ⭐️

Morgane. x

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