Alpha Showdown Round 13: Bones vs. Jace Wayland


VBC Presents: ALPHA SHOWDOWN 2011We’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)


Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene FrostBones

You know him from: Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
First appeared: Halfway to the Grave (review | get your copy)
Supernatural status: Vampire

Championing for Bones: Mandi from Smexy Books
(edited from the battle versus Wrath)

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?

Stamina. ;)

Bones has defeated: Wrath and Cat

City of Bones by Cassandra ClareJace Wayland

You know him from: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
First appeared in: City of Bones (review | get a copy)
Supernatural status: Shadowhunter

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…

Jace has defeated: Dimitri Belikov and Anita Blake

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.

231 Responses to “Alpha Showdown Round 13: Bones vs. Jace Wayland”

  1. Shadow says:

    Once you have lived for two hundred years, you have seen enough, done enough, survived enough, beat enough.. WE NEED TO MOVE ON! WE NEED NEXT GENERATION BUTT-KICKING-HOTTIES! GO JACE!!!!

  2. Amy says:

    Come on people…Jace over Bones…really??? They’re not even in the same league. Bones would mop the floor with Jace.

    • Caty says:

      Exactly. I love Jace (he’s one of my favorites in YA), but COME ON? I think most of the people voting for Jace haven’t read Night Huntress. There is no comparison. Bones wins, hands down. Especially as an alpha. This is an alpha competition. Jace is not really all that alpha…

    • 4everterrys says:

      I think Jace won only cause the world is over run with tweens that havent read the adult stuff yet. 😉 Jace is one of my favorite 12yr olds but yeah Bones is…..wow Bones is amazing. Oh well Im disappointed but what are you going to do. Dont get everything you want in life. Lol

  3. kate says:

    Okay I LOVE Jace. He’s one of my favorite characters. But I decided to check out this “Bones” guy and read part of the 1st book in the Night Huntress series… Wow! I don’t know… I think Bones may have this one. XD Although, it is tough competition…

    I think I’m going to keep reading now. 😛

  4. Shawnee Poling says:

    Bones definitely! I’ve read both series and they both kick butt, but Bones sounds so much more bad a**.

  5. Cass says:

    Is this a joke? Jace Wayland. Easy.

  6. Emylee says:

    Jace all the way. Its a tough decision, but something about him just makes you want more XD

  7. Glisa says:

    Okay please, this guy Jace has got nothing on the hot, sexy, and total badass Bones. Bones knows he is the shit but he doesn’t flash it cause he doesn’t need to. He is the best and everybody knows it.

  8. Khadivh says:

    Ok, so anyone who hasn’t read City of Fallen Angels probably doesn’t know that Jace, as a Shadowhunter, would have protective spells placed on him(more than just the runes he would be given access to) to protect him from telepathy and mind control. The runes would make up for the vampire having superhuman strength and speed(runes for both) as well as an iratze( healing rune…accelerated regeneration) And that’s not to mention the myriad runes he has for weapon skills, stamina, agility, balance, precision, and so on. Hands down, Jace is better prepared for the conflict. And to be fair, he wouldn’t accept help from any of his friends. He’s too arrogant and narcissistic to let them assist him.

    And the biggest reason Jace would win? easy. He actually is FULLY TRAINED to fight demons and downworlders alike, and he is the best of his generation. read the series, seriously. Even the adults admit he is the best. possibly better than the current adult generations. As a seventeen year old, he wouldn’t be allowed by Clave law to be part of any major missions or conflicts. And yet, he has defeated more than one Greater Demon. Also, he’s the type to go looking for trouble, just to have something to do. Or to justify killing a vampire, werewolf, fairy, warlock, witch, minor demon, or even his own Part angel, part human, part Greater Demon adoptive brother. Need I even go into his past? because he may be -slightly- disturbing(note: bath in spaghetti for his birthday) but still yet he’s got plenty of awesome attributes. And as for exceptional bonus features, have you ever cuddled with a corpse? because that’s what a vampire is. Cold, perhaps not so decaying or festering, but still no pulse, no heat, no rising or falling of his chest because of breathing. Jace? yeah. He’d keep you warm at night. And kill the monsters under your bed. And in your closet. and lurking behind the door.

    And did I mention, as a shadowhunter, he happens to be rich. That’s right, he’s not some gutter rat from the slums. seriously, people, Jace has everything. Including a pulse.

    • smartbitch says:

      I <3 you. Just saying.

      • Khadivh says:

        well, i had to leave my mark, after all. And I think Jace says it best…

        “A diary with no drawings of me in it? Where are the torrid fantasies? The romance covers?”

    • Nat says:

      Hit the nail on the head as far as Jace’s great attributes goes. I really couldn’t care about the whole pulse thing, though, seeing as I absolutely love vampires just as much as I do the Nephilim, but Jace is just overall a badass!

    • Shadow says:

      Yeah, you said it! JACE FOR THE WIN!! All his life, he’s been killing demons — even greater than vampires — He went into a damn hotel filled with bloody vampires and got out alive, for crying out loud!! GO JACE!

      • Khadivh says:

        “The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me. (Jace)”

    • Lily says:

      THANK YOU!!!

      JACE WON!!!! Let the Tweeting begin! I voted for Jace, but I must say, Bones is cool too. (I like Jace better though)

    • Keira says:

      Okay I have a random question. So you know how in City of Bones Jace marked on Clary with his steele and then later told her that if she wasn’t a Shadowhunter the mark would’ve killed her or turned her into a mindless zombie? Am I remembering this correctly? If so, then in a fight all Jace would have to do is make one tiny little mark on Bones and then the fight would be over.

      • Khadivh says:

        actually, it would have caused her body to become so deformed and bloated that she would’ve died from agony. But yes, I see your point. one rune, and Bones would be ashes. Or a hulking abomination filled with pus. either way, he’d have lost most of his badass attributes and Jace would win by default.

  9. smartbitch says:

    Nat, Shadow, Khadivh, Cas and Emyless, let me just say I <3 you. I was all alone, but now there are other people who <3 Jace on here. And and he is wining! All is as it should be.

  10. Katey says:

    JACE!!! yes!! GO GO GO! You can win this! You so deserve it!

  11. jasmin says:

    Jace may win this round but he wont know what hit him once he’s up with Kate or Barrons. It not who has more power but who is more Alpha. No one is more Alpha than Bones or Barrons.

  12. Jace!!! says:

    Of course jace I mean he is trained for this and I know valentine is bad and all but he trained him to be the best shadowhunter ever and if uve read the book ud know that jace is in fact the best shadowhunter alive. I would beat bones cuz he has trained all his life to kill both demons and if needed downworlders plus he can use runes and has a little extra angel blood

  13. Mrs. Wayland says:


  14. Shadow says:

    …………….. AND JACE WINS! HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!! :))

  15. Frida says:

    I told you so! 😛 JACE IS THE ALPHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Katey says:

    JACE WON! Not surprised really. Clearly he is Alpha male.

  17. Sia says:

    I’d say vampire over angel any day ! And I like Mortal Instruments but the series is laughable and kinda silly. Especially that last book wow.
    His emo trip is so cliche and old please Cassandra come up with something new and add some passion to that Jace and Clary romance BORING.
    Jace is a angel but you can you can kill him.

    • Clary says:

      Sia That Is Just Insulting And Rude If U Were Cassandra and sombody said that about u u would probably feel bad And like i know that u have the right to ur own opinion but still.

  18. Angie says:

    Jace of course! He is better. ;D

  19. Angie says:

    I’m shocked that Jace won! Jace is great, but NO ONE compares to BONES!

  20. bookworm12 says:

    Boooo! Bones should have totally won! Nothing is sexier than that English accent…and besides, who can top Bones’ epic chapter 32?!?!

    I’ll tell you what though, this Jace winning the battle makes that series definitely next on my to read list…gotta see how you can justify him better than Bones!

  21. Katie says:

    TAKE THAT BONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO JACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bones didn’t stand a chance against Jace.

  22. Nataly says:


  23. Jeaniene Frost says:

    Thanks so much to Vampire Book Club for hosting such a fun competition! And thanks to everyone for the Bones love. The Mortal Instruments series is wildly popular and I’ve heard rave reviews about it (and Jace :)), so for the vote to be so close, Bones fans really represented.

    As a consolation prize, author Ilona Andrews and I wrote a skit showing the conversation Bones might have had with her heroine, Kate Daniels, if they’d faced off in the final Alpha Showdown round:


    Hope you enjoy, and thanks again!

  24. amna says:

    OH MY GOD who in their right minds would choose jace wayland over super sexy super powerful BONES c’mon jace does not stand a chance
    for all those people voting for jace
    read the night huntress series
    jace= stupid teenage shadowhunter lusting after his (fake) sis
    bones= 200 hundred year old MASTER vampire
    there is no competition
    bones all the way

  25. Evy says:

    I read both series…and I am still in Bones’s side.

  26. Marie Beth says:

    Are you kidding me?! I like Jace but come on Bones is way mare of an alpha bad a**. I mean even in the name alone. GO BONES!!!

  27. Emylee says:

    Jace is trained to fight vampires, and things that are much worse than a master vampire. Jace is the best of his kind, and can use his stele to do anything to defend against a vampire. Im just saying if he can beat a demon that has been on earth since the beginning of it, then why cant he beat a 200 year old vampire?

  28. Seraph says:

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  30. Tina says:

    Sorry, I love love love love LOVE Jace, but he shouldn’t have won. Bones is a MASTER vampire. He’s totally alpha material.

  31. Ashley says:

    The fact that Bones is a 200 year old vampire shouldn’t be a pro on his part. Jace is trained to deal with vampires, and I’m pretty sure they have been 200 and older. So the age really isn’t a factor on whose more of an alpha.

  32. Clary says:

    Yes!!!! Go Jace!!!!!! 🙂

  33. Miss Apple Skittles says:

    Um I haven’t read all the comments but has anyone mentioned that Jace has greater-demon blood in him not angel? Hate to be a stick in the mud but that’s a little crucial to the whole story…^^”

  34. Lj says:

    Ive read both series. and all of u how have only read mortal instruments are only being biased and making urself look silly becus if u had read the night huntress books u would know bones would win hands down.

  35. Rossie says:

    I just can’t believe Jace won this match. I Love him,I seriously do, but c’mon!!! It’s Bones!!!! 32 chapter anyone??? I’m not talking about who’s a better character, but for alpha? Bones!!!!! He should’d made it at lest to a round with Borrows, THAT would’ve been a showdown for the ages!!!

  36. Ter05 says:

    This has nothing to do with being a teen or not. I have read all the Mortal Instruments books several times and read the Night Huntress first one and was not interested nor did Bones do anything for me. I kind of think this is about which one we like/love the most and not which one would win in a physical battle. And I am a couple of generations from being a teen.

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