“King of Fools”
The Shadow Game #2
by Amanda Foody
Nikki’s Rating: 7 out of 10
Summary: Enne and Levi have beaten the Shadow Game but are now involved in an even more dangerous game. As they each try to run their gangs and keep ahead of the rising violence within the City of Sin, they must also protect the secret of who Enne Salta really is. As the city closes in on them, Enne and Levi make a desperate gamble and team up with their rival gangs but now they don’t know who to trust and they come to find that the sinister legends of New Reynes may not be legends at all.
7 Killer Things about Amanda Foody’s “King of Fools”
(May Contain Spoilers)
Enne Salta is an enjoyable character throughout The Shadow Game series but especially in “King of Fools” as she learns more about herself and really comes into her own. Specifically I appreciate her unwillingness to apologize for being who she is and doing what is necessary to survive. I love the fact that she embraces her contradictions as she realizes that she can be beautiful, kind, and caring while also being bold, ruthless, and strong. And her all-girl gang is totally badass and I would love to join!
2. The Couples
Ever the hopeless romantic, “King of Fools” had 3 couples that I was rooting for and I was ecstatic when they each got together. I loved the chemistry between Levi and Enne, the tension between them as they tried to fight their feelings was palpable! And I was so happy when Jac and Sophia finally got together, they deserve to be happy. And while neither of these relationships went where I hoped they would, at least Tock and Lola are still together and in one piece.
Levi and Enne were running so many different games throughout “King of Fools” but then there were other characters who had their own plans and agendas as well. “King of Fools” kept me on my toes simply from all the different games going on. You weren’t sure who was pulling what strings, if it would interfere with other characters’ plans, and what goal everyone had. And while some characters achieved their original goals, I’m no longer sure what their new agenda is and it’s making me a bit nervous.s not an “issue” in the Shadow Game world as it should be in our own.
4. Vianca Augustine
An incredibly sad, manipulative, and petty bitch, Vianca Augustine was a great villain especially since she was able to control both Levi and Enne, even forcing them to be at odds with each other, regardless of their feelings for one another. Thankfully this awful woman was killed by her own son, allowing Levi and Enne to escape her hold and Harrison to get his revenge. Victory dance!
5. So Many Questions!
The Shadow Game series has really kept me engaged because of all the mysteries! Who is Bryce Balfour really and what is his power that is similar to the power of the Shadow Game? How is he connected to the Shadow Game? Is he human or a living legend? What is the Phoenix Club and who is involved? What is the House of Shadows? So many questions and I need answers Foody!
6. The Ending
So many things happened at the end of “King of Fools”! Enne’s true identity has been revealed. Jac is dead, Levi hates Enne. Sophia wants access to the House of Shadows. Harrison allowed Jonas to die and is taking on new omertas. And who did Bryce mean when he said, “I now get to save someone else”? I’m hoping he means Jac but I have no idea what Bryce is up to.
7. Queen of Volts
Hopefully we will learn more about the House of Shadows, the Phoenix Club, and the Shadow Game in “Queen of Volts”, Book 3 of The Shadow Game series because we need answers!