Read-along & Giveaway: Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka @BenedictJacka ‏ @AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @orbitbooks @TantorAudio ‏ #Read-along

Posted January 4, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc, Read-along / 16 Comments


I chose this series because it is my favorite genre – urban fantasy and I have not read it. I wanted a new-to-me series with 8-12 books. These are available at both of my libraries, in both ebook and audio formats. They are also rather reasonable to purchase in either format.  Some of the other series I considered were less available at libraries, not available on audiobook, or more expensive to purchase.

For 2020, we plan to re-read The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

You will have a month for every book. There will be games, discussion, prizes, reviews and fun with each book. The prizes will mostly be digital books from Amazon, so that is open to anyone who has an email and can receive an ebook from Amazon. They can be read on a computer, smartphone or Kindle.


Here’s your to-do list:

  1. Find your copies of these books, borrow them from a friend, get them at the library or buy them.
  2. Read Book 1, Fated, by next month Feb 1st.
  3. Make a list of a favorite quote or two as you read the book.
  4. If you haven’t read the books before, make a list of questions you have for the discussion. If you have read them, please don’t spoil new readers.
  5. Comment here and let me know if you have read them before or if you are starting on a new adventure with me.
  6. Enter the giveaways!



We are doing one book every month, posting on Fridays. We should have a review for most of the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our blogging friends.

Feb 1:    Fated

Mar 1:    Cursed

Apr 5:   Taken

May 3:  Chosen

Jun 7:    Hidden

Jul 5:    Veiled

Aug 2:   Burned

Sep 6:    Bound

Oct 4:    Marked

Nov 1:    Fallen


Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!

Startup  Giveaway:

Just to get you going, I’m giving away a digital copy of book 1 from Amazon.

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About Benedict Jacka

Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he’s studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China, and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law.

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Posted January 4, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc, Read-along / 16 Comments

16 responses to “Read-along & Giveaway: Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka

  1. Just finished Taken and I just loved it. Better than the 2 first ones but now I”m even more curious to read book 4

  2. This is a fun readalong! If I didn’t have such a chaotic reading life at the moment, I would join in! Maybe I can next year, I have read some Mercy Thompson books and loved them! Really need to continue the series!

  3. I just noticed this series over on Melliane’s blog when she reviewed one of the books. It sounded great. I’m all booked up for challenges, but if I decide to deviate from my course, I’ll definitely sign up.
    Looks like fun, Anne!

    • I am SO excited you are going to try it!! We have a month for each book so hopefully that is lots of time. I wanted to try one I haven’t read at least every other year. It’s harder because what if I don’t like it. But I’ve read the first one and really liked it.

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  4. Sounds like fun Anne! My brother reads this series and enjoys them a ton. I really enjoy urban fantasy too but I don’t set aside nearly enough time to follow all the series that I enjoy let alone start a new one. Still its really great to do it as one big group and be able to share thoughts and questions! <3 I really love this idea.