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Ace of Shades Book Tag // because I’m obsessed

Ace of Shades Tag

Hello fellow bookworms 💗 It’s a well-known fact that I’ve become obsessed with Ace of Shades thanks to Swetlana, who is also the one that introduced me to this Tag! Since I read and reviewed the book recently I thought why not also do the Tag? Now is the perfect time to do so while I wait and wait and wait for the sequel “King of Fools” to come out! The original creators of the Tag are Katie and Min! As for who I’m tagging, I have tried to find out (via stalking on Goodreads) who of my blogger friends have read and liked the book, so I’m tagging them! But I couldn’t really find out everyone, so obviously I tag YOU if you loved Ace of Shades! Feel free to let me know if you do the Tag and also tell me all your feelings about the book!

Therefore I’m tagging 💗

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1. Ace of Shades takes place in the very mysterious, very dangerous City of Sin. Name a fictional city with a personality of its own!

Black London (A Darker Shade of Magic) 🖤 This was actually harder than I thought it would be … because I could not remember any iconic cities, only countries or other places, but then I remembered about Black London. I mean I haven’t read past book 1 and technically I have not even seen it as a setting (if we ever get to, that is) but I’m intrigued nevertheless. Something about Black London, where magic died and left the place … pretty dead, is very eerie and spooky. It’s certainly an abandoned place that has a haunting atmosphere and I really want to get to see it in the next books when I get to them! It would be so cool if the city is somehow possessed and has life of its own.

2. The City of Sin is home to three ruthless gangs: the Irons, the Scarhands and the Doves. Tell us about your favorite fictional criminal family/gang!

The Inner Circle (A Court of Mist and Fury) 💕 I honestly don’t have an answer that includes the criminal aspect tbh, because I still have not read Six of Crows. I also had troubles coming up with a large character group, because mostly I can only remember two-three character dynamics. But my gut instinct was to fo with the Inner Circle from ACOMAF. I just really like their relationship and I love all the character individually, so I can truthfully say that they are one of my favorite gangs. Everyone has a distinctive personality and I love the dynamic all the characters have, they are truly like a big family and always supporting each other, something that made me love their interactions!

3. Enne and Levi are about to be thrown into a deadly game… Name your favorite book in which the characters must play with, and for, their lives.

The Call (Peadar O’Guilin) 💀 This is actually the perfect book for a deadly game of survival. In dystopian Ireland teens are getting Called to the fairy land, because the fairies are mad and have kept the country isolated – they are trying to kill everyone on it. The Call can happen at any time and the teens train at a school to survive the tricky and deadly fairy lands as only 1 in 10 of them even return. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, because the characters can get thrown into this deadly at any time, so there is no time for relaxing. The book perfectly portrays this realistically … by being very, very mean to the characters that get sucked into the fairy lands, because not everyone returns.

4. The Doves are a gang of assassins… What book you’d kill to have in your hands right now?

Bloodwitch (Susan Dennard) 📚 You mean apart from King of Fools? … BLOODWITCH BLOODWITCH BLOODWITCH BLOODWITCH!!! Is anybody really surprised by that though? I’m a big Witchlands stan so obviously I NEED to have the next book in the Series on my hands. Bloodwitch was delayed a year so I’m even more eager to get it, but I would also kill to have it NOW and not in 2019, because that’s sooo far away still! The number one reason for my excitement is that the focus character of this book is the Bloodwitch named Aeduan, aka my beautiful precious favorite character!

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5. The City of Sin is full of people with dark and complicated pasts. Name one book or book series you used to like, but don’t anymore.

The Mortal Instruments (Cassandra Clare) 💔 Time to spill the tea, because I really don’t like those books anymore. Ages ago (way before my Goodreads and blogging days) I loved the books so much and I even preordered the last book when it came out (like my very first preorder ever) … just to not read it until now. However, I changed my opinion on them a while ago, because I kept finding a lot of flaws I hadn’t noticed when I first read them and I really wasn’t impressed by the expansion to 6 books either. As you might now I’m one of the people who very much prefer the TV Show to the books. Truth to be told I liked the Infernal Devices a lot more than this Series!

6. With complicated pasts abound, we can find many… burnt cinnamon rolls, so to speak. Name a character that has a prickly and tough exterior, but is actually a sweetheart deep down!

Alex (Rebel Seoul) 💗 Uhm do you mean all my faves???? I cannot even recount all the characters that would fit this category like, Aeduan from Truthwitch, Burnett (Shadow Falls), Roth (White Hot Kiss), Rhys (ACOMAF) … literally so many characters. But in the end I went with Alex as he as a character and the book he’s from are more underrated. Alex is the son of the leader of his country and he’s pretty much cool and a bit of an asshole. BUT he also has a kind heart and can be a loyal friend if he wants to, something that immediately stole my heart! Plus: he is getting his own companion novel where he’s fighting against his former love, so it’s bound to get dramatic!

7. Not only anti-heroes live in the Ace of Shades world! In New Reynes, one can find plenty of villains as well. Which bookish character do you just love to hate?

The Darkling (Grisha Trilogy) 😈 Oh yes let me tell you about my feelings for the Darkling. He’s honestly the one of the best (if not best) villain I have encountered, so I totally love to hate him. Now of course I don’t agree with what he’s doing, but I still find him very intriguing. The Darkling certainly has complexity and I find that you totally understand his motives (even though you don’t agree with them) something that I don’t encounter often with villains. Most of the time I just hate them and sometimes find their motivation for world domination to be pretty one-dimensional, but oh the Darkling. He’s doing super bad things, but still I found myself rooting for him and that’s what makes a great villain. But I also want to see his ass kicked, so there’s that.

8. You, much like our main character Enne’s mother, went missing in the City of Sin. The main character from the last book you read is the one looking for you… How screwed are you?

Mare Barrow (War Storm) ⚔️ Well I’m prewriting this post but I’m guessing that I will hopefully have read War Storm by now, so that’s the book I’m going with. The protagonist (even though there are multiple POV’s since book 3) is Mare Barrow. Look I love my girl and all her flaws, but I’m not sure if I would trust her with this rescue mission 😂 Bad things usually tend to follow her, which in turn also endanger her friends and allies, so I might die if she tries to find and save me, especially if the villain keeps showing up. I think she would try her best, but I couldn’t guarantee that I would actually be found so this mission could go either way.

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Have you read Ace of Shades? How screwed are you if the main character of the last book you read had to save you? 💗


22 thoughts on “Ace of Shades Book Tag // because I’m obsessed

  1. Yes to the Darkling! Bardugo did him so dirty and I just refuse to accept his ending, haha!

    Also, completely agree with Bloodwitch. I was sooooo angry when I saw they pushed it back to next year. Just because she released the novella too, which makes no sense to me considering how short it is.

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    1. I actually haven’t read past book 1, but I pretty much know what happens :/ I kind of wish we had gotten a spinoff for him as well 😮

      I was very sad, because Aeduan is my fave, so now we can only wait for the next year to come around 😦 I’ll definitely preorder Bloodwitch and read it as soon as it comes out ♥

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  2. I’m thinking that all of this talk about Ace of Shades means that I should probably give this book a try someday? haha. I agree that Black London is so captivating – every world V.E. Schwab creates is, though 😀

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    1. YES!!! Ace of Shades is amazing, I can only highly recommend it 😍 I have yet to read another book by her, but I will be starting This Savage Song soonish and I still have to read Vicious, which I have to get to sometime too 😀

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      1. Oh I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on This Savage Song, only read the first book so far, but I really enjoyed it, more than I thought I would! 😀

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  3. …this is making me want to read Ace of Shades. I had mixed feelings about Foody’s debut but now I’m intrigued.
    I agree about Mare! I liked her, and it may have been a while since I’ve read Red Queen, but I remember that she was a Professional Trouble Magnet (they do make the best protagonists) and she’d probably end up making the situation worse without wanting to.

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    1. You should definitely give it a try 🙂
      Yeees, I love her so much ♥ She’s 100% a magnet for trouble which makes for a lot of tension and drama for sure! Yes, I think that too – we’d probably get attacked by her enemies and I would never truly be saved 😂

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  4. Great answers for this tag, and thanks for tagging me as well. I really enjoyed the book version of Ace of Shades so I’m sure I’ll love taking part in the tag version! 😀
    Black London is the PERFECT answer for the first question (if I didn’t have another fictional world in mind for that question I’d be stealing your answer for sure) and oh I love the Inner Circle as well. Who wouldn’t want a group surrounding them like Rhys and Feyre have? 🙂
    Again great answers, and great post as well. 🙂 ❤

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    1. I’m very happy to hear that! 🙂❤
      Right? It’s a really great setting and I cannot wait to continue with the Trilogy to maybe get a glimpse at Black London, that would be amazing! The Inner Circle really has a special place in my heart, so many great character and such a great dynamic!
      Thank you so much ❤

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  5. YES, more Ace Of Shades talk! I’m all about that, as we know. xD I love that you did the tag too and loved reading your answers!

    Can I just say, YESSSSS to the Inner Circle. Because OH MY GOD do I love them. So, so much. They were hands down one of my favorite parts of especially ACOWAR and I can’t wait to hopefully get to know them even better in the next trilogy. I mean, I know ONE member we’ll be getting to know better but I’m super curious how much time on the page the other members get!

    PLEASE read The Dark Artifices! If you enjoyed TID, I think you’d enjoy TDA too! It’s definitely Cassandra Clare’s best work so far and much more diverse and less girls hating on girls, etc! I’d even offer to buddy read it with you if that’ll motivate you more! (weil ich so selbstlos bin, natürlich. xD Nee, Spaß beiseite, ich werde die Bücher wahrscheinlich zum Ende des Jahres nochmal lesen bevor das letzte Buch rauskommt)

    Also, as I was reading your answer for the last question I was like ‘I feel like I’d have the same character(s) coming to my rescue now as I did when I originally did this tag’ so I went to check and YEP. I had just finished Scythe before doing the tag and now I just finished Thunderhead. xD And my answer still stands or is actually even more accurate now! Lucky me!

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    1. ALL THE ACE OF SHADES CONTENT (so everyone ends up reading it 😈)
      The Inner Circle is one of my favorite squads to read about, I literally loved all of them separately as well and I’m ready to dive into ACOWAR to get even more content about them 😍 I’m actually really excited to explore one member in the upcoming books!

      I have Lady Midnight right here, but I still have to read City of Heavenly Fire before 😅 Oh yes, I’ve heard that a lot in general, so that’s definitely motivating me! (YES TO THE BUDDY READ!!! Just let me know when you plan to reread them! ♥)

      Oh wow that’s actually really cool! 😱

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      1. I am still going back and forth between wanting to continue my entire Shadowhunter Chronicles reread (TMI book 4 being next and then switching between TMI and TID in publication order) or just rereading Lady Midnight and Lord Of Shadows probably around October/November to have the events fresh in my mind (that’ll be my third time reading LM. xD)

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