Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. Cover art by Adeleke Adekunle and book design by Elizabeth H. Clark. The book will be released on June 1, 2021, by Feiwel & Friends. Preorder here!
Welcome to Niveus Academy, where money paves the hallways and the students are never less than perfect. Devon and Chiamaka are entering their senior year with everything ahead of them; the only Black students in the school, both prefects, both destined for top colleges. But the illusion of perfection is shattered when an anonymous texter starts spreading unpleasant rumors about the two of them.
At first glance, it’s nothing more than a prank, but as Devon and Chiamaka investigate, they find themselves at the center of a disturbing and deadly game—one with the potential to destroy every aspect of their lives. But how can they win the game when the cards are stacked against them?
Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a high-octane YA thriller that serves as a blistering exploration of the barriers that young people of color face when they aspire to things that come easily to their white classmates.
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is a writer from South London who has dreamed of writing books about Black kids saving (or destroying) the world all her life. She currently studies English, Chinese and Anthropology at a university in the Scottish Highlands. Follow her on Twitter at @faridahlikestea.