By Lauren Barnholdt
Seventeen-year-old highschool senior Shannon Card wishes funds. and many it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, yet her dad simply misplaced his activity, and by some means she has to come back up with a yr of school herself. yet Shannon's dream of constructing huge dollars waitressing on the neighborhood on line casino, the Collosio, disappears swifter than a gambler's fortunate streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her probabilities of balancing a tray jam-packed with beverages whereas donning high-heeled footwear are narrow to none. Worse, time is working out, and Shannon hasn't made even part the cash she'd hoped.
When Shannon gets a mysterious invitation to affix Aces Up, a mystery community of hugely gifted collage poker avid gamers, at the beginning she thinks No manner. She has adequate to fret approximately: preserving her activity, successful the coveted math scholarship in class, and tutoring her mystery overwhelm, Max. but if Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react in any respect, the attract of Aces Up and its attractive eighteen-year-old chief, Cole, is without notice too robust to ignore.
Soon Shannon's stuck up in an online of lies and deceit that makes caring approximately institution funds or a highschool overwhelm appear like child stuff. nonetheless, whilst the money's this sturdy, is the phobia of having stuck cause sufficient to fold?
This enjoyable, horny, recession-proof tale is a bubbly summer season learn with fabulous depth--great for enthusiasts of Sarah Mlynowski.
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It lifted on a tiny finger of flame, finally disappearing into the distance. If Shay hadn’t introduced her to the Crims, Tally figured she would have been a Hot-air. They were always drifting off into the night and landing at random places, calling a hovercar to pick them up from some distant suburb or even past the city limits. Staring out over the river toward the darkness of Uglyville made Tally’s brain much less spinning. It was strange. Her time in the wild was so fuzzy, but Tally could perfectly remember being a young ugly watching the lights of New Pretty Town from her dorm window and dying to turn sixteen.
Zane’s voice was breathy in her ear, his usual cool overwhelmed. “Nice dive, though. ” Tally smiled. ” There’d been a news-ping among Tally’s messages, but she hadn’t felt up to reading. ” “Someone hacked the mail yesterday and sent out that new invitation, the one that changed the dress code to costumes. Everyone on the Valentino Bash Committee thought it was someone else who’d done it, so they all just went along. But nobody knows who actually wrote it. ” Tally blinked, the room suddenly out of focus.
Shay held the sweater to her nose and inhaled. “Wow. It still smells like the Smoke. Campfires and that stew we always ate. ” Peris and Fausto went over to smell it. They’d never been out of the city, except for school trips to the Rusty Ruins. They certainly hadn’t gotten as far as the Smoke, where everyone had to work all day making stuff, and growing (or even killing) their own food, and everyone stayed ugly after their sixteenth birthday. Ugly until they died, even. Of course, the Smoke didn’t exist anymore, thanks to Tally and Special Circumstances.
Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt