Saturday, August 10, 2013

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


4 out of 5 stars

There are things I love about this book and some I didn't.
It's world building and unique storyline featuring religious extremist, magic and enhanced soldiers had me interested and entertained for the most part but the complexity of it all also confused me at times. There's a lot to take in about the social structures of the countries and the different religious beliefs and how the government controls them.
Mae is a deadly soldier who seems cold and unfeeling but throughout the novel we start to see a different side of her. I am very curious to see how revelations about her in this book shape her future.
Justin is not you typical book hero. He is brilliant, laid back and completely flawed. There were times I loved him and then a few pages later wanted to punch him. His story now that Gods have come into the picture should be very intriguing.
If you are looking for a romance novel or books similar to Meads other series, you will not find that here. It is nothing like her other novels. That being said I actually enjoyed the more dystopian aspect of it and can't wait to see how the relationship between Mae and Justin plays out.

http://www.amazon.com/Gameboard-Gods-Age-Richelle-Mead/dp/052595368X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376107648&sr=8-1&keywords=gameboard+of+the+gods