WIN a copy of Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and read an exclusive extract

"I’ve always found the downfall of the mean girl to be an interesting trope and I wanted to explore this in Ace of Spades."

The intro to this post was kindly written by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, author of Ace of Spades

Dear reader,

My debut novel Ace of Spades is out in a matter of days and I can’t wait for you to read it. You can expect rich kids behaving badly, covered-up murders and lots of suspense and intrigue! Ace of Spades tells the story of Devon and Chiamaka – the only Black students at Niveus Private Academy – as they navigate their way through their final year of high school, all while an anonymous bully threatens to spill their secrets to the entire school.

United by Pop have this exclusive extract from the book which showcases the beginning of the downfall of queen bee Chiamaka Adebayo. I’ve always found the downfall of the mean girl to be an interesting trope and I wanted to explore this in Ace of Spades. This extract also deals with the subtle criminalisation of Black teenagers, how we are almost never given the same benefit of the doubt that our white counterparts are afforded.

Can’t wait to dive straight into Ace of Spades? Luckily, we have an exclusive extract for you to read right here and now: 


Want more? (Of course you do) Simply follow the instructions in the tweet below to enter for your chance to win one of three copies of Ace of Spades:

Get your copy of Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé here.

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, cover image by Kingsley Nebechi, is available to pre-order now. It’s out on 10 June priced £8.99, published by Usborne Publishing.
Terms and Conditions
1. No purchase necessary. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.
2. This giveaway opens at 22:00 PM GMT on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 and close at 21:00 PM GMT on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
3. This giveaway is open to residents of the United Kingdom only.
4. Three (3) winners will be selected at random from all applicable entries. The prize consists of one (1) copy of Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé’s ‘Ace of Spades’
5. Winners will be contacted via Twitter direct message by @unitedbypop after the giveaway closes. Winners must provide United By Pop with their full name and mailing address to receive their prize. If a winner fails to do so within 24 hours of being contacted, the winner forfeits their prize and a new winner will be selected.
6. United By Pop are not responsible for prizes that are lost or damaged in the post. Prizes may take up to 6 weeks to arrive.
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