Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is so good that I read the whole thing in one weekend.
I don’t usually like thrillers, but this is exceptional. This is a book that I could not put down; the end of each chapter made me immediately want to read the next. I was invested in these characters and cared about what happened to them.
Each chapter alternates between the two main characters’ perspectives, and the whole story takes place in just a couple of weeks.
Book Riot says:
Gossip Girl meets Get Out in this explosive thriller set in an elite private school. Devon and Chiamaka are the only two Black students in the prestigious Niveus Academy. And suddenly, their secrets are being revealed to the entire school by an anonymous texter who calls themself Aces. Will the two of them be able to find Aces and put a stop to them before it’s too late? Ace Of Spades is the kind of novel that will constantly have you on tenterhooks. It’s both a thrill ride, and a powerful examination into institutionalized racism. An absolute must-read.
Ace of Spades is Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé’s debut novel; I can’t wait for her next one.