Gameboard of the Gods  - Richelle Mead ARC given by PENGUIN via NetGalley for an honest review.

Completely amazing. Those were my first words after reading Gameboard of the Gods Age of X Series. From the writing style, to the original storyline, to the chemistry between these characters. Simply amazing.

I’ll say it again, the storyline is incredible. Justin March, an exiled investigator of the supernatural and religious groups is called back into service. Mae Koskinen, his protector is one of the nation’s most lethal soldiers. The best way I can describe these two is by TV references. Moonlighting meets Castle, meets Elementary, meets Remington Steele. Did I say great chemistry? (yeah I threw in some old school references) The night they meet sets up their working and personal relationship. Hot and antagonistic.

In order for Justin to come back to work he asks for favors that assembles a great cast of characters. They live in a futuristic America. Separate societal classes and wild religious cults. It’s a drug and microchip enhanced society. Although this is futuristic, women are treated more in keeping with ancient thought of dowries and arranged marriages. Ancient Gods and their servants are at work to manipulate and scheme for their own end game. There is so much going on in this world Richelle Mead has created but it all flows together in a powerful and exciting book that will keep you glued to the pages.

POV’s change within three main characters. Seeing this world through different eyes and emotions adds so much. There are so many other nuances and elements that I haven’t even touched on in this review but I will leave that up to you to discover.

There is already a second book planned for Age of X series and I cannot wait!


Completely amazing! Review to come.