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Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Forfatter af Ace of Spades

8+ Værker 1,542 Medlemmer 49 Anmeldelser

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Værker af Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Ace of Spades (2021) 1,352 eksemplarer, 46 anmeldelser
Where Sleeping Girls Lie (2024) 141 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Four Eids and a Funeral (2024) 18 eksemplarer
The White Guy Dies First: 13 Scary Stories of Fear and Power (2024) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
As de pique (broché) (2023) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Doctor Who: Origin Stories (2022) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Joyful, Joyful: Stories Celebrating Black Voices (2022) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Scotland, UK
University of Aberdeen
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Winner of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens
Winner of the Books Are My Bag 2021 Reader's Award for Young Adult Fiction
Morris Award 2022 Finalist
Zoë Plant (The Bent Agency)
Kort biografi
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is the instant New York Times, International bestselling & Award-winning author of ACE OF SPADES. She is an avid tea drinker, a collector of strange mugs and a recent graduate from a university in the Scottish Highlands where she studied English Literature. When she isn't spinning dark tales, Faridah can be found examining the deeper meanings in Disney channel original movies.



Course recommendation. Deals with a lot of heavy topics. Two leaders at the school start receiving mysterious texts. Mixed reviews on this one.
rjsmithfam | 45 andre anmeldelser | Jul 24, 2024 |
This book well exceeded any expectations I had. Take a splash of Pretty Little Liars high school drama and mix it with all of the unsettling tension of Get Out.

We meet our two main characters, Devon and Chiamaka, at the start of their last year at a prestigious high school. They come from completely different backgrounds and have wildly different life goals ahead of them. Devon is quiet and reserved, trying to stay under the radar. Chiamaka is used to running the school without having to break a sweat. They both become targets of a mysterious entity trying to spill the darkest secrets of both students, as well as anyone attached to them.

I’m not always a fan of stories that flip point of view between characters, but this author handled it effortlessly. The characters have to make the choice to sit by and watch their life be destroyed or try to risk it all to fight back. The moments Chiamaka had with her parents, particularly her mom, felt so vulnerable and real.

The last third of this book had me losing sleep trying to figure out who or what was behind the secret persona spilling the secrets. The payoff at the end was well worth the build up. I’ll absolutely be on the lookout for more from this author!
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Nlwilson607 | 45 andre anmeldelser | Jul 2, 2024 |
"Ace of Spades" is a fabulous, dramatic thriller that focuses on the two only Black students at an elite boarding school. These students are successful at the school and think that everything is going perfectly -- until they each receive text messages threatening to expose their deepest, darkest secrets.

The book reminded me of typical over-the-top teen dramas (like Pretty Little Liars and The OC), but with the added benefit of shining a light on issues of racism. I appreciate how the book highlights some of the issues dealt with in Black communities and LGBTQIA+ communities without it being didactic.

It's fun, exciting, a little bit over-dramatic, and overall a great read.
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hallaliciae | 45 andre anmeldelser | Jun 30, 2024 |
On her first day at a new ultra-exculsive boardiing school, Sade's roomate Elizabeth goes missing. Is it something to do with the dead rat left on the door step and the barrage of text messages she was getting that day? Elizabeth's best friend Baz and Sade don't believe like the rest of the school, that she has run back to stay with an aunt in Scotland ( Baz thinks the aunt died a year ago) so they start investigating. This leads Sade into the murky world of secret House societies at the boarding school - and of who to trust in the super elite - the gorgeous swimmer boyAdam or his ice cold twin sister Alice - the captain of the Swim Team Jude or even the strange Persephone - who can't stop staring at Sade...who can she trust? And what of Sade's past - why is she REALLY here at this school? What is her mission - is she out to avenge something?
Gripping book. Students will love it . Fair bit of trigger stuff ( Girls are drugged and raped by a secret boys society called The Fishermen) so MATURE readers.
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nicsreads | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 5, 2024 |



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