Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades

by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Author)

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 and 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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Step into the captivating world of Ace of Spades, a thrilling novel written by the talented Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. This gripping story follows the lives of two Nigerian-American teenagers, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, as they navigate the treacherous waters of high school and confront a mysterious figure known as "Ace" who threatens to expose their darkest secrets.

Ace of Spades is set in the prestigious Niveus Private Academy, where Devon and Chiamaka find themselves entangled in a web of secrets and lies. A series of anonymous text messages, each bearing the symbol of the ace of spades, begins to circulate, revealing deeply personal information about the students. As the messages escalate in intensity, fear and paranoia spread through the school, threatening to shatter the carefully crafted facades of the students and faculty.

Devon and Chiamaka, determined to uncover the identity of Ace and stop the reign of terror, embark on a dangerous investigation. They navigate treacherous paths, facing threats, betrayals, and the constant fear of exposure. Along the way, they must confront their own demons and question everything they thought they knew about themselves and those around them.

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé masterfully weaves a tale of suspense, mystery, and social commentary. Ace of Spades is a powerful exploration of identity, friendship, and the complexities of adolescence. It delves into themes of race, class, privilege, and the consequences of unchecked power.

With its heart-pounding plot, relatable characters, and thought-provoking themes, Ace of Spades is a must-read for fans of young adult thrillers, mysteries, and contemporary fiction. Immerse yourself in the gripping narrative and discover the secrets that lie beneath the surface at Niveus Private Academy.


June 01, 2021