This was fairly a new concept, for me at least, and I enjoyed every part of the book. The writing style was easy and the action fast placed. The romantic part of the story flowed normally; I always appreciate when there isn’t instant love in a book and it is clear from the start that there might be just physical attraction.
Calise Thomas, the main character, is that kind of teenage girl that gets thru enough. She gets to experience grief, despair and depression and with the help of Chris she slowly learns how to let all those feelings behind.
I liked the idea of the secret group in the woods and the whole training part, and I felt like going mad until the true purpose of that group was revealed just at the end of the story. Still “Spades” had a cliffhanger that makes you need to read the second book as soon as possible.
I would love to tell you more, but I am afraid not to give any spoilers. I will tell you just this: if you need a mystery book combined with a little romance and action, you will absolutely love this.