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Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X Series #1)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I¿ve been a loyal fan of Richelle Mead since The Vampire Academy

I’ve been a loyal fan of Richelle Mead since The Vampire Academy series and this new series did not let me down. The setting for this series is in the future after religious extremists nearly wipe out all of humanity. Now all religious factions and supernatural claims a...
I’ve been a loyal fan of Richelle Mead since The Vampire Academy series and this new series did not let me down. The setting for this series is in the future after religious extremists nearly wipe out all of humanity. Now all religious factions and supernatural claims are monitored and investigated by servitors. One such servitor, Justin March, is sent into exile after failing at his job. Now he is being recalled and Mae Koskinen, an enhanced soldier, is sent to bring him back to help solve a string of ritualistic murders which turns into so much more than the two may be able to handle.

In typical Mead fashion we have very fleshed out characters, even the minor ones. Her characters are not perfect and in fact are extremely flawed. Justin is an alcoholic and a druggy and loves to smoke and Mae has severe control issues. The future world that Mead has created isn’t too far out of my comfort zone and I could picture what she wrote. One thing that is obvious is that these Gods need people to worship them and since they aren’t getting it they are going to act out and make sure someone notices.

From page one I was absorbed into this world and I look forward to the next installment. Since The Gameboard of Gods focused more on the development of the characters I do hope the next one has more of a storyline. Well worth the read and definitely different than anything she has written before and is catered towards adults and for people with an open mind (and don’t compare this to her Vampire Academy series).

(ARC was provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)

posted by kopsahl on September 1, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Are people forgetting that Mead has written adult novels before?

Are people forgetting that Mead has written adult novels before? She has an entire adult series that's built around a Succubus and those
books are several years old. They are also excellently written and have a depth of character to them that's missing in lots of books ...
Are people forgetting that Mead has written adult novels before? She has an entire adult series that's built around a Succubus and those
books are several years old. They are also excellently written and have a depth of character to them that's missing in lots of books now-a-days.
So could everyone please stop calling this book her "debut" into adult novels, her debut came long ago and it was excellent. 

posted by Always-Intrigued on August 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Terrible

    I absolutely love this author. But this book was a complete disappointment and waste of money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Not a fan.

    I've read every other book by Meade, wasn't a fan of Bloodlines, but they were readable. This book I didn't even finish, very slow and boring. Nothing like her older books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

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