BLOG TOUR: Queen of Volts – Amanda Foody (ARC Review)

Welcome to my stop on the Queen of Volts book tour! Thank you to Inkyard Press for organizing the tour and allowing me to participate as a tour host!


9781335145864_RHC_prdTitle: Queen of Volts (The Shadow Game #3)
Amanda Foody
Release: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Genre: YA Fantasy

Return to the City of Sin, where the perilous final game is about to begin…The players? Twenty-two of the most powerful, most notorious people in New Reynes.

With no choice but to play, Enne and Levi are desperate to forge new alliances and bargain for their safety. But any misstep could turn deadly when a far more dangerous opponent appears on the board — one plucked straight from the city’s most gruesome legends. While Levi hides behind a mask of false promises, Enne is finally forced out from behind hers and as the game takes its final, vicious turn, these two must decide once and for all whether to be partners or enemies.

Because in a game for survival, there are no winners…

There are only monsters.

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ARC provided by Inkyard Press through NetGalley.

Queen of Volts picks up shortly after King of Fools, and unlike my struggle with the second book, it was so much easier to be back in the setting of Queen of Volts and remember the plot, characters, and context. 

There are five POVs present in Queen of Volts, which is more than the previous books. However, each POV had a distinct voice and were of importance to the story. With so many POVs, sometimes one or two character voices seem unnecessary, but I can assure you that each POV added to the story and I was equally intrigued by all. 

The stakes are definitely raised in Queen of Volts with the new Shadow Game. All of the major players and characters of New Reynes have been invited to play–some we love, some we hate–and their fates are all dependent on each other. A few new characters are introduced as well and I really enjoyed what they brought to the story. The writing and pacing of the book were perfect. A lot of times with the third book in a series, all of the major reveals have happened and the story is centered around the culmination of plotlines and resolving conflict. And while that does happen (quite beautifully, too) here, there are still more plot twists and unpredictable things that occur that added even more intrigue and excitement while reading. 

Queen of Volts is the perfect conclusion to the Shadow Game trilogy. If you haven’t yet read Ace of Shades, I really encourage you to! And if you’re a fan of the previous books in this series, I guarantee you will find Queen of Volts to be the perfect series ender. Amanda Foody is a talented, wonderful writer who has not disappointed me yet. I am looking forward to whatever is next!

★ ★ ★ ★


Author Photo - Amanda FoodyAmanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. She holds a master’s in accountancy from Villanova University and a bachelor of arts in English literature from the College of William and Mary.

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