Game of Secrets

Game of Secrets

Felicity Cole sells flowers in the streets of Victorian London to feed herself and her young brother. But she has a close-guarded secret--her brother is a Tainted, born with special abilities that society fears and a shadowy organization called the Hunstsman scours the country to eliminate. When Felicity becomes the target of one of these individuals, she discovers somethi Felicity Cole sells flowers in the streets of Victorian London to feed herself and her young brother. But she has a close...

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Title:Game of Secrets
Author:Kim Foster
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1510716440
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Game of Secrets Reviews

  • Laura
    Jul 10, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

  • A.
    May 21, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

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  • Katie V
    Jun 22, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sandy Lu
    Jul 08, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    Jun 01, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    May 01, 2017

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

  • heather
    Jul 11, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

  • Lindsay
    Apr 15, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

  • Erin Arkin
    May 22, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

  • Jackie
    Apr 06, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

  • Gabrielle
    May 17, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

  • Annette
    Jun 19, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

  • Becks
    Jul 08, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

  • USOM
    Jul 06, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    May 07, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

  • Emily
    May 22, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

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  • Christine (allthingschristine)
    Jun 29, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

  • Amanda
    Jun 17, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

  • Jamie Coudeville
    Jul 09, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

  • Emilie
    May 08, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

  • Meghan
    Apr 07, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Apr 06, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

  • Stephanie L
    Apr 27, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

  • EV
    Jul 13, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sydney Huff
    May 15, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Hamad
    May 03, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

  • Jammica Mcafee
    Jul 09, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

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  • Twinkle Toes
    Apr 06, 2017

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

    ...

  • Mayumi
    May 14, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

  • Pawprints
    Jul 01, 2018

    I usually start my reviews by a quote I liked from the book, well I didn't find anything spectacular here so I won't put a quote this time! That does not mean that it has a bad writing style, but it was just mediocre?! I like fantasy and fiction standalones because there are not man...

    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...

    Game of Secrets is a story that is set in London during the late 1800?s. In this setting the society is divided between the normal people and the Unnaturals. People who look normal but display abilities that are not possible for the average person are called unnatural. Or, they are a...

    You can also find my review herehttps://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... Game of Secrets was great. It was a book that combined some of my favorite topics to read about; spies and supernatural abilities. It was incredibly fast-paced and the plot was interesting. By the time I had re...

    **2.5 but rounding up** This book is a bit of a wonder in large part because it stays pretty one note but there?s enough there that I could see it doing better in later books, the only question is whether or not they?ll be more. ?Game of Secrets? follows orphan Felicity...

    2 STARS I can?t really talk about this book without including a few minor spoilers so ? spoiler alert. ?And no matter what else I may be, I will always be common.? Literally this book summed up in a quote. ^ So this was kinda bad? It wasn?t terrible, it was ju...

    I have a lot of feels going on inside of me over this book. My emotions are running wild and I am not exactly sure if I loved this book or just thought it was okay?? Hence the 4 star rating, I figured somewhere in between was good:) Felicity (love the name BTW) lives in a world wher...

    Felicity lives in fear that the Peelers will discover her younger brother is Tainted and he will be ripped away from her. With both parents dead, she takes care of her brother by selling flowers in London's market. One day a carriage appears with two menacing men taking pictures of the...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and we are always looking to expand our young adult collection and promote young adult fiction especially in high schools to involve more teens into loving reading again. This book in particular I was a fan of because it gave a twist on...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every tro...

    ARC provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! --2.75/5 stars-- I always love me a good Victorian setting to a fantasy novel; it's somehow comforting--yet also anxiety-ridden at the same time. Maybe it's because of all the drama that inevitably fo...

    I did really like this book, loved the main character and the worldbuilding but it just all went a bit fast. I think the storyline progressed a bit too fast and maybe it would've been better as a duology though I wouldn't rule out a sequel since certain things were left up in the air. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review. In no way have the publisher or the author influenced my review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. This book definitely didn?t disappoint me which made me very happy. It doesn?t so much foc...

    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting and I thought that it could be a good pick me up for the fantasy genre that I needed. Sadly, this book didn't do any of that. It wasn't bad, but b...

    Game of Secrets is a magic book, but the historical setting is what really amped up the appeal. Felicity is doing her best in Victorian London to keep herself and her little brother surviving. It isn't easy. Her brother must stay hidden since he is Tainted. His special abilities, if...

    Okay so this review is going to be spoiler city, y'all. Consider yourself warned. First of all, pretty much nothing happens the entire book. It's flat, uneventful, and just chock full of uninspired rehashes of YA tropes. The only "unique" thing about the book was ironically the thin...

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this book sounded great, so I did not hesitate to download a review copy. Once I finished the book, however, I realized that I was a bit underwhelmed. It was not a bad book, but it was not a great...

    What you should know: I can be as finicky as the worst toddler with his/her food when it comes to YA Fantasy. Don't even get me started on Dystopian. Historical fiction is usually fairly safe, so I went for this one after reading the blurb. I should probably mention that I'm totally do...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I adored the intrigue and mystery in Game of Secrets. It's like Foster walked straight into my head and said, let's pull out some fantasy, Victorian London, and ...

    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is a book I knew I wanted to read as soon as I read the summary. A historical fantasy with a spy school for people born with special powers?SIGN ME UP!! Felicity Cole sells flowers on the streets of London to provide for herself and her younger broth...

    YA Pygmalion meets Nikita meets The X-Men. What's not to love? ...

    Dickensian-era London, people with special talents, warring factions between those people, and a young woman taken from her usual life of flower selling (luckily not named Eliza) to learn airs and graces and special tricks. We've read this before, right? And sadly, this series does not...

    ...

    ...

    ...