Aces Wild by Amanda DeWitt

Aces Wild

Amanda DeWitt

fiction lgbtqia+ thriller young adult mysterious tense fast-paced

352 pages | first published 2022

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Some people join chess club, some people play football. Jack Shannon runs a secret blackjack ring in his private school’s basement. What else is the son of a Las Vegas casino mogul supposed to do? Everything starts falling apart when Jack’s mom i...
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Summary of 36 reviews


adventurous 86%
funny 68%
lighthearted 44%
emotional 34%
mysterious 31%
tense 20%
hopeful 13%
reflective 6%
informative 3%


fast 55%
medium 40%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 20% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 9%

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