Thursday, May 2, 2013

REVIEW: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead 

Book #1 in the Age of X series
Expected publishing date is June 4, 2013
Source: publisher via NetGalley

Summary as posted on Goodreads

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.
When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.

I am a huge Richelle Mead fan and when I found out she was writing a new series for adults, I was thrilled. I was able to snag an early ebook edition of it thanks to the awesome publishers and Netgalley and immediately dove in. Now, this is NOTHING like her YA series, Vampire Academy and at first, I struggled. It wasn’t because I disliked it, but it is so in depth and you have to really pay attention to what you are reading. The more I read, the more I got into the story line and found myself, once again, lost in another incredible world created by Richelle. I was intrigued by the characters and the mystery behind each one of them and the mystery behind the entire story in general. This book throws a lot of information at you and I promise, if you stick with it and allow for it to sink in, you will find yourself looking for more as soon as you get to the last page. 

I am already looking forward to book #2! 
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Happy Reading!

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