We’re almost there, folks. It’s officially the semi-finals. Either Bones or Jace will end up in the final round of the Alpha Showdown. One has angel blood, the other can freaking fly. And while we haven’t heard of any bribes for this round (follow us on Twitter to see which authors are offering up exclusive reads related to Alpha Showdown results), we know you will be opinionated on this one. The smack talk has gotten heated the last few rounds. The bloodlust must be contagious.
You can get a refresher on just what this Alpha Showdown thing is here, but a key point to remember: Each poll is open for only 48 hours. Then, the champion will advance to the next round until only one alpha remains. So, vote while you can. (Jump to the poll)
Is this even a fair battle? Bones will be able to hear Jace’s every decision before he can put it into action. Then, by the time Jace deals his first strike, Bones will be up in the air with those fierce green eyes ready to kick some king booty!
Bones, in his very smexy British accent will say “Lucifer’s bouncing balls” and go on full attack, and the Shadowhunter won’t know what hit him.
Bones won’t only dominate Jace physically, but his snarky remarks will make it very entertaining as well. And let’s not forget – no one else has a chapter 32 like Bones did. What does that have to do with a battle against Jace?
Championing for Jace: Ash from Smash Attack Reads
Snarky, Sexy, Steadfast Shadowhunter. Ok, so he’s not quite legal, but this matters nada to me! Jace is the epitome of awesome, in my eyes. Yes, he can be a downright pompous ass, and if you don’t appreciate witty sarcasm, then he will piss you off in a quick minute. His witty banter about himself provided some of the best lines of the series.
What I love about his narcissistic personality is the obviousness of it all: He acts this way to hide his true emotions. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s no doubt he truly thinks he’s hot shit (and, he is), but it is a complete defense mechanism. Beneath his animated exterior is a young man who is constantly suffering from his past experiences and lets out his feelings in the form of rage and vengeance.
His fighting skills are damn superb and he doesn’t let anyone forget that. His hard shell softens up after he becomes comfortable with Clary, and he finds himself feeling a new emotion. *swoon* Since he feels everything so intensely, his love for Clary is deep and powerful. And while Jace has some unlikeable qualities, he isn’t complete devoid of commendable ones.
He is strong, intelligent, fearless (not always a great quality!) and completely protective of Izzy and Alec, his “brother and sister”. Physically, Jace is perfecto! He uses his stele to apply magical runes all over his skin. Think seriously hot tattoos, ladies! He’s tall with lean muscle, wavy gold hair and long eyelashes. And, let us not forget that he has Angel blood running through his veins…
Because we’re getting down to the semi-finals, we won’t have a new battle up for 48 hours, instead of 24. (We’re allowing for the final brackets to close.) Keep checking in for updates. The final round will begin on June 1, which coincidentally is our one year blogoversary. Expect there to be giveaway awesomeness. You can see the full bracket, and keep updated on which polls are open by visiting the Alpha Showdown page.