Aces Up. Lauren Barnholdt, Delacorte, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Enter Cole, leader of Aces Up, a clandestine ring of college-age. Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt – book cover, description, publication history. Barnholdt keeps her characters nicely varied and believable, and she doesn’t shrink from portraying the consequences her likable main.
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Mackenzie is one of those girls who never, ever writes things down.
While the characters were all uniquely written I don’t think I liked any of them to be honest. Let me just start out by saying that Lauren Barnholdt has to secretly be a fourteen year old girl. Her sister, Robyn, was really great and supportive.
I give it another tug, this time as hard as I can. Apr 25, Savannah Books With Bite rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. Anyone who can look this good in the Collosio Casino waitressing uniform and is also questioning the validity of taking copious notes and making diagrams, flowcharts, etc.
Soon Shannon’s caught up in a web of lies and deceit that makes worrying about tuition money or a high school crush seem like kid stuff. For example, freshman year overview: I force myself up from the table and over to my locker on the other side of the room, where I place my borrowed shoes gently on the floor, lining the toes up against the wall.
Though bxrnholdt not as good as Lauren Barnholdt’s other books, the story line is unique to other books I’ve read, but it is very similar to the movie I feel like she just throws a bunch of people together and calls it a book.
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Shannon is so totally annoying. Lakren the Aces Up ringleader, Cole had just enough mystery to pull you in and was just enough of a jerk to have you rooting for Shannon at the end. It felt a bit too amateurish to me. I loved her support system of friends and family throughout the novel.
Maybe because it is. He is the stereotypical bad boy and eludes a mysterious vibe that’s often unsettling. She has mastered the art of tapping into a young adult mind. When Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up, a secret network of highly talented college poker players, at first she thinks No way. What comes to my mind whenever casino comes up are money, middle- Ah, who knew I would fall in love with Aces Up?
Like this girl is in yp school, do you not have any friends your own age? I just kinda scowled at the last page and deleted the book off my phone. Bryce Jones I think you are mad because he has more dank memes than you.
I was like ‘Why would she let him do that in the first place? This book is a perfect fit for a summer read.
The plot wasn’t big enough in my opinion, and the story’s ending seemed kinda empty. I loved Shannon’s wit, daring choices and mental tangents because she came across as a relatable character that was easy to sympathize for. Coincidence much that her last name is even Card? She smells like some kind of violet perfume. She comes off so daft, there’s no believable way she’s actually a laurem genius. Her relationship with her sister Robyn I loved; they were in the same boat yet do completely different things to resolve the issue but they’re there for each other always.
Apr 23, Amy rated it liked it. I probably still owe them money. Aces Up By Lauren Barnholdt.
ACES UP by Lauren Barnholdt | Kirkus Reviews
The cast of characters in this book are engaging and refreshing, and the story is perfectly narrated by Shannon Card delivering an adventure that’s face paced, bold and energetic. The sound of fabric tearing echoes through the dressing room as the side seam of the dress splits in two. She puts her hand on her hip, her long nails curving around her slim waist. I would have loved there to be some giant twist at the end, but sadly the endin When I first started reading this book my expectations were sorta high, since I read a lot of good reviews.
I’d give it 2 stars or 2. There is no way she isn’t. What I liked – I liked that Cole view spoiler [didn’t get the girl. The story started off with a high school girl name Shannon who was hired to be a coctail waitress at a casino without being revealed that she was an underaged. This is definitely not part of hanging. I think I was expecting something cutesy and fluffy and something closer to what the cover feels to me when I look at it, but instead the tone felt scandalous more then anything.
The dealer, I mean. Lists with This Book. Despite that it was actually a great story about how taking the easy way out won’t work. View all 4 comments. But how am I going to do this Every.
Apr 28, Cristina rated it liked it. So, now I’m totally in love with Shannon Card. I would, too, if I was risking hundreds of dollars. Shannon gets involved in this underground poker group called Aces Up which sounds sketchy as hell, especially considering she could not find any info on it.