Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Age of X #1
Publication Information: June 4th 2013 by Dutton Adult
Edition: Hardcover, 464 pages
Categories: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Romance
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What the Back of the Book Says: 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.
My Thoughts: I know that this is actually an adult title, BUT come on, it's Richelle Mead! And really, that description sounds pretty awesome! I think the cover is great, it's super simple, a very limited amount of colors and very bare. I think it keeps a very mysterious air around the book and I am definitely going to be reading this one, will you?