For those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE fan of the Gentleman Bastards series. I devoured The Lies of Locke Lamora, bought a copy before I'd finished my library book (I'm a very careful buyer. This never happens), got shipped two copies on accident (thanks Amazon!) and promptly lent them out to all my friends.
I'm a little obsessed.
There's just something about this series that makes me laugh. Locke is just such a charismatic character and his friendship with Jean throughout the series is TO DIE FOR. The series is witty and clever, but it's also dark and emotional. It's the perfect combination of laughter, emotional roller coaster, and smart storytelling. I cannot say enough good things!
Whether you're late to the party or an old friend of Locke and Jean, I'd like to invite you to be a part of the S&S Gentleman Bastards Readalong. The plan is to read 1 book a month in the months leading up to the release of book 4, Thorn of Emberlain, in September.
Why should you join in the fun? Well, besides the promise of reading one of the most colorful series ever (vivid fantasy worlds, exciting characters, erm...colorful language), I will be giving away a pre-order of book 4 to a randomly selected participant in the readalong via The Book Depository! Keep an eye out for the Rafflecopter on the official starting post in June.
To help make this more of a discussion instead of just me talking, I want to encourage you to post on your own blogs as you go through the series. If that's too much effort, that's totally fine, just comment on one of my posts or flail on twitter with the hashtag #SSJeanLocke.
More detailed schedule to come, but I just wanted to get the word out so people can go buy their GB books if they don't already have copies.