Title: Gameboard of the Gods
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Dutton Adult (June 4, 2013)
Book Description: 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.
First line: Mae dealt out death regularly.
Last line read: "Until next time."
Overall Impression: This book has very interesting
worldbuilding. I feel like the sample just scratched the surface of it. The
characters were well-drawn and an enjoyable read. I’m definitely intrigued!
Would I keep reading?: Yes.