Aces Up. Lauren Barnholdt, Delacorte, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Enter Cole, leader of Aces Up, a clandestine ring of college-age. Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt – book cover, description, publication history. Barnholdt keeps her characters nicely varied and believable, and she doesn’t shrink from portraying the consequences her likable main.

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Even though there were rough patches, these two are wonderfully supportive and protective of Shannon in the long run.

I probably still owe them money. She gives the guy a huge smile and drops it in her tip cup. I wanted to give this one at least a three, axes my mind kinda stopped me into doing that.

Her relationships made the book really uncomfortable to read. I give it another tug, this time as hard as I can.

Book Review / Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt ~ Debra’s Book Cafe

And then a bunch of other stuff happenes cause I don’t wanna ruin the book for anyone. The thing about this book, was that even though inwardly I kept shouting at Shannon ‘NOOO, don’t do THAT’ I could still really believe in her as a character and felt like the choices she made were done in a way that I could relate to and sympathise barnholdf.

I just wanted to get on with the story. I swallowed this book down in one gulp. And Max–who pissed me off at times for being an ass–was a great guy. Varnholdt were points that really made me looked banrholdt on her. I don’t think so. I was like ‘Why would she let him do that in the first place? I need a backup form of identification. The card playing was pretty neat, but for some reason it didn’t work out like I imagined it would have.


Not for anything bad but for college. And so, she finds a job at a Casino working as a waitress.

ACES UP by Lauren Barnholdt | Kirkus Reviews

May 03, Jessica rated it really liked it. Would not recommend this book to anyone really.

I enjoyed so much! And things did not go so well for her. The language and the inappropriate behavior of Shannon weren’t the only problems.

And now I even have a job, yay! I found that such a sweet characteristic of luaren. And lots of it. Trivia About Aces Up. He was perfectly nice about it. And while there is poker, and there are relationships in this book, I found both aspects to be quite surprising. And soon everything seems to spiral out of control, as her lies start building up, and Shannon gets into a bigger mess than she’d realised. Dec 29, maria rated it liked it Shelves: I really loved that Lauren Barnholdt comes up with stories that has great plot like this one which is about a secret society of poker players, its just very unique.

Worse, time is running out, and Shannon hasn’t made even half the money she’d hoped. What a great read that fans of YA and Lauren Barnholdt will feel is an absolute hit. I’ve heard of Lauren Barnholdt’s other books but Aces Up is the first acee hers that I’ve actually read.


I think that Shannon’s voice is funny, engaging and never boring. Anyway, the book was really good.

So when some hot guy actually offered you in a secret organization called Aces Up, I think there’s that curiosity to find out more. Because there are a lot of girls ul would kill for this job. The love-interests Cole The leader of Aces Up.


No screaming slot machines. I hope their owner finds them. Feb 20, Jolene Perry rated it really liked it.

Jun 01, Kayla Tawadros-Farinelli rated it it was ok. She is sought out by Cole, lauuren leader of the secret club, because of her amazing math skills. Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. With that said let’s start off by analyzing the plot.

At first she was skeptical because she has enough to worry about: That size double zero I saw in the uniform closet? But, in order for things to work out with the college of her dreams, Shannon must stockpile a lot of money. Aces Up is a full house of pure enjoyment!

Cole wants her to join him and his crew in a poker tournament, where they will basically need to cheat in order to win.