Author: Richelle Mead
File Size: 783 KB
Print Length: 462 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult (June 4, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
My ratings: ★ ★
'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.'
In love with Richelle Mead's VA and Geogie's world? Yikes! Stay away from this book! When I first read the excerpt in RM's blog, I thought this will be another hit like her VA and GK, instantly loved Mae and Justin, extremely excited to have a copy!
HOWEVER! During my 'stay' in RUNA's world, *sobbing* it was nowhere near VA and GK, oh I kept on ignoring the signs --- (1) too many distractions: coffee, internet surfing, tv, kids, etc. (2) only reading 2-3 pages per day (!) and the worst (3) talking to a friend and when asked about the main characters, waaa I forgot their names! I kept on reading because this is Richelle Mead's work. Uh, seriously, I can't put together the story and the characters. Dialogue - waaaah long paragraphs as dialogue??? RUNA's world - weirdest world ever! Hah! Of course, DNF!!!
About the book:
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.
About the author:
Richelle's books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as transformed into graphic novels. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV. More at: www.richellemead.com