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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On the other hand it felt like This book would definitely makes you laugh, swoon with sweetness and romance and leaves you with a great moral by the time you finished it.

Ne When I found out that Lauren Barnholdt had an upcoming YA novel about a love triangle mixed in with a bit of poker, I knew it was going to be right up my alley. Young and smart, Shannon needs money for college. Fake IDs are one thing everyone needs them to drinkbut fake birth certificates? She hands someone a soda and takes the dollar chip they hand her. I thought it would be a little bit like ’21’ The movie but its very different. Paperbackpages.

Heise Reads & Recommends: ACES UP by Lauren Barnholdt

I love people who are very surprising and outspoken and fun like Mackenzie is! After all the secrecy, Shannon learns some secrets and finally gets her heard on straight. I think it ended on an okay note. I really enjoyed the rush of gambling at the table and hiding it barnhooldt others.

At first she was skeptical because she has enough to worry about: He is barnhldt and charming. At least here in where I live. Aces Up is a fun exciting read!


Because right now I wanna play Poker so freaking bad but that ain’t going to happen because I’m bad at Math or anything number related. I cannot afford to buy her new ones, after a thirty twenty-five dollar payday.


Oct 11, Sara rated it it was ok. I just loved how he could sympathise with girl troubles as if he really understood. College textbooks can cost around a hundred and fifty bucks each. View all 28 acew. So that was the short review for this book. Of course I can hang. After all the illegal activities and slacking off at school- it would have been completely stupid if she did.

Number of times yelled at by Mackenzie: He is the stereotypical bad boy and eludes a mysterious vibe that’s often unsettling. That size double zero I saw in the uniform closet?

I am then expected to heft it up over my head, and follow Mackenzie through the bar and out into the poker room. What smart girl would gamble in the first place anyway?

The end was really surprising though.

But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn’t react at all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore. In Aces UpShannon Card receives an early admittance into Wellesley University, but she must come up with her tuition money seeing as her dad has lost his job.

She has short black hair with thick bangs and a dark red mouth. I subtract the forty dollars I made tonight, leaving the grand total of money still needed for my first year at 27, Dec 09, Ana Banda rated it it was amazing.

While the characters were all uniquely written I don’t think I liked any of them to be honest. Overall a very solid novel! It was a delightfully fun read and I wished it coud have been longer. The characters are all very much likeable.


Seventeen year old Shannon Card I like how her last name fits with the theme of the book needs to get a job to pay for college.

It was something that I expected.

May 03, Jessica rated it laruen liked it. So cheers to Shannon. Shannon gets involved in this underground poker group called Aces Up which sounds sketchy as hell, especially considering she could not find any info on it. My problem with her was when it comes to her characterisation.

The cast of characters in this book are engaging and refreshing, and the story is perfectly narrated bwrnholdt Shannon Card delivering an adventure that’s face paced, bold and energetic. Mackenzie is one of those girls who never, ever writes things down. I think maybe pink slips are actually pink. Her dad has just lost his job and there is no way that her parents could cover the cost of tuition. And barnnholdt did not go so well for acees. Her boss is a tyrant, her cowor Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money.

At the casino, she meets a guy name Cole who tells her she is selected t I really like how the book started. You have to be eighteen to work as a cocktail waitress at The Collosio Casino, but I really, really need this job.