Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

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Ace of Spades
Cover of Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Author(s) Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Published June 10, 2021
Publisher Usborne Publishing
Genre(s) Mystery
Age group Young Adult

Ace of Spades is a young adult mystery thriller written by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. It was first published on June 10, 2021.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The following content warning is given at the beginning of the book:

Ace of Spades is a work of fiction, but it deals with many real issues including racism, homophobia, bullying, and suicidal ideation. For more content warnings, please go to

The website listed above contains the following list of content warnings:

  • Racism
  • Homophobia
  • Bullying
  • Blood
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Car accident
  • Racist slurs
  • Stalking
  • Emotional abuse
  • Panic attacks/disorders
  • Outing of queer characters
  • Suicide ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Death of parent
  • Gun violence
  • Murder
  • Toxic Relationship
  • Sexism
  • Forced institutionalisation
  • Drug use

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Assault
  • Cheating
  • Death (as a result of fire)
  • Emesis
  • Fire
  • Incarceration (parent, friend)
  • Sexual assault
  • Slut shaming
  • Stalking
  • Violence


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Black main characters*
  • Gay male main character
  • Queer female main character


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