Waiting on Wednesday: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

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

Gameboard of the Gods
by Richelle Mead
Series: Age of X #1
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Release Date: June 4, 2013

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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.

Why I'm Waiting...

First. It's Richelle freaking Mead! Author of Vampire Academy! Second. It's a crime-solving mystery. Usually I hate mysteries, but this is actually an adult book. Yeah, I know shocker! And I actually prefer my mysteries in adult packaging rather than YA. I've just had better luck on that spectrum. So, yes, excited!

Have you heard of this? Surprised Richelle Mead is writing adult books? What are you waiting on? Don't forget to leave you links in the comments!


  1. What!!? I had no idea about this book! Richelle Mead is one of my all time favorite authors!! I'm thinking you'll have to read this one and then if you love it I'll check it out ;)

  2. This is an ADULT book?! I hope Mead doesn't stray too far from her writing style in VA - I'm kind of over that world, but I love her writing! AND this comes out on my birthday - fate? I think so!

    My WoW pick this week is Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

  3. oh this sounds good. new series by Richelle Mead... awesome. my wow. http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-36-and-www-23.html

  4. I added this one to my wishlist as soon as I heard about it. I liked her adult fey series (Dark Swan), but I'm wondering if this one will be as risque as that one...not that I'd mind all that much. :P I think I read somewhere that this one was mythology-themed...love it! Great pick!

  5. RICHELLE MEAD... I'm pretty sure I'll read anything by her so this one is automatically going on to my TBR. Great pick!