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:Fantasy
ISBN:1510716440
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Game of Secrets Reviews

  • JoLee
    Aug 23, 2018
    Featured in "Reading on a Theme: Alternate Histories" on Intellectual Recreation. Felicity Cole lives in an alternate Victorian England where a small subset of the population has super powers. Those with powers, called the Tainted, are feared and persecuted. When the secret of he...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    May 01, 2017
    February ---> May and a cover change? Boo! Also not a fan of the cover :/ ...
  • Samantha
    Aug 19, 2018
    The font size of this book threw me off; it made it feel like it was written more for a middle grade audience than a YA one. Other than that, the story was a pretty cool one, and honestly, it was about a spy/assassin school, and people with unique abilities who work for/protect the Que...
  • T. Beasley
    Sep 25, 2018
    This book was a great introduction to this author's writing. I enjoyed this suspenseful thriller filled with characters and their unusual abilities. The storyline was wonderful especially the action between the Tainted and the Huntsmen. I look forward to reading more from this author. ...
  • heather
    Jul 11, 2018
    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...
  • Monique
    Jul 26, 2018
    A girl, trying to survive in Victorian London who doesn?t know she has a magical gift, that?s all I needed to hear to want to read this book. I think there is not enough historical YA, though there seems to finally be a shift in 2018, yay! I loved the idea of magical abilities, sec...
  • Lindsay
    Apr 15, 2018
    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...
  • Jackie
    Apr 06, 2018
    **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...
  • Erikka
    Sep 10, 2018
    So, I'll keep this short. This is Victorian X-Men. I don't know how to elaborate more. The pacing is absolutely brilliant, the characters that are actually developed are great, and conceptually Victorian X-Men is pretty fun. On the other hand, several of the characters (namely most of ...
  • Jennie Shaw
    Oct 14, 2018
    Historical fantasies are a sleeper genre for me--I don't read many, but when I do, they hit the mark. GAME OF SECRETS was a lighter sort of dark (if that makes sense haha) with violence of the PG-13 variety. The first half of the book felt a little rushed, and I wish the world building...
  • Gabrielle
    May 17, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Rachna
    Oct 14, 2018
    I had high hopes for this book. I wouldn't say I am completely disappointed but it didn't quite hit its mark, that's for sure. It didn't miss the mark, just fell short of hitting it. This book has some interesting elements, but it doesn't quite achieve its own goals. It just feels unde...
  • Anthony ➳ KeepReadingForward ➳
    Jul 23, 2018
    3/5 Date Reviewed: 8 September 2018 This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward. If you want to see more, check out our other locations as well as here. ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. There was something that grabbed my at...
  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    May 07, 2018
    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...
  • Katie
    Jul 23, 2018
    Lots of spoilers below. I couldn?t not talk spoilers with this one. In a Sentence: My Fair Lady with mutant spies. Just kidding (sorta). A girl with newly discovered super powers must find her place and defend Queen and country as she trains at an academy for spies and assa...
  • Michaela (Mickey Reads)
    Oct 01, 2018
    Thank you to Thomas Allen & Sons for sending me a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!! I really enjoyed this book - I read it in two sittings, so that definitely tells you how much I liked it! The main character, Felicity, is just trying her best to eke...
  • Christine (allthingschristine)
    Jun 29, 2018
    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
    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 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. ...
  • Meghan
    Apr 07, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Andria Potter
    Aug 31, 2018
    I'm dead. The ending, oh my GOD. DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. My heart hurts. I actually cried twice at the end of the book. Kim Foster, WHY?!?!?!?!? (When does book two come out?) ...
  • Stephanie L (catteabooks)
    Apr 27, 2018
    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...
  • 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...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Aug 15, 2018
    GAME OF SECRETS is a sweeping, adventurous tale set in the glitz and glamour of the Victorian Era. Felicity Cole is a poor, orphaned teenager who sells flowers on the street to support herself and her younger brother, Nate. The two live relatively isolated lives because they have to...
  • Rendz
    Jul 27, 2018
    *My gratitude goes out to Thomas Allen & Son for providing me with a copy for review!* What I Liked: I liked Felicity. She was headstrong and yet afraid of the new world she was thrust into. She comes from a lowly background which is much unappreciated by her new peers. She i...
  • Mayumi
    May 14, 2018
    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...
  • Atheinne
    Oct 13, 2018
    Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is such an interesting title and matched with that attractive cover, I thought, ?Wow, this looks like a good book!? And so I went my way and read it. And it isn?t what I expected it would be. The story unfolds through the eyes of Felicity Cole, a ...
  • Xcess090
    Aug 18, 2018
    If I had to think of an easy way to describe the book, it?ll be a collections of things I?ve seen repeatedly before, but I?m so sorry for being a sucker for these things. ??????????????????? Last year I really enjoyed reading Dani...