Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead
Expected Publication: June 4, 2013 by Dutton Adult
About the book
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
I have been a long term fan of Richelle Mead and I can't even begin to describe how much I want this book. Science Fiction is tricky with me, but if anyone can pull it off I know that Mead can. Her world building is incredible in both her Vampire Academy series and in her Succubus series and that definitely needs to be strong in a sci-fi book. Plus that cover is just screaming to be on my shelves so how can I possibly pass it up?!