Series: Age of X, Book 1
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Goodreads 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.
I'm still having a hard time getting together my thoughts on this book. It's literally taken me months to read this book. I've put it down several times and not picked it back up. Finally, I picked it up yesterday and said, I'm going to finish this book. And once I got past the halfway book, it was easy to finish. But a book shouldn't take me that long to get in to. Normally, a Richelle Mead book doesn't take me that long to get in to. That's what disappoints me most because I am literally counting down the days until the next Bloodlines book comes out and when it does come out I won't be able to put it down. But this book doesn't have that magic. Maybe she just needs a little time to get the world set up and put together because it does seem like she's putting together a pretty extensive backstory and world. I am curious to see what's going to happen and will read the second book but I won't be waiting on pins and needles for it like I am the Bloodlines series.