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You can call me Nymeria. I'm a 24 years old Italian girl with a not well-hidden passion for books. I love A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I read paranormal, supernatural, YA, thriller and mistery

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Review: Gameboard of the Gods

Gameboard of the Gods: Age of X #1 - Richelle Mead

I grew up loving sci-fi movies so I was super excited to start reading Gamebords of the Gods, I think it was my first Adult books with a setting I really love. The fact it was a new Richelle Mead's book just contributed in in my excitement.

Was Gameboard of the Gods worth my excitement? Absolutelly YES. The world as we know it doesn't exist anymore. The RUNA, Republic of United North America, monitors the lives of its people and religions are checked. All of this for the good of the country. But is it really that simple?

Gameboard of the Gods
You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

When Justin March was called back after years of exile, he thought his luck was finally turning the right way. Good looking, genius, mind reader (figurative talking) he was the ace the RUNA was willing to play, in spite their disagreements, to solve the murderes among patricians. In his quest Justin is escorted by the beautiful Valkyrie Mae, 'soldier' of the Republic and with a great potential that will not go unnoticed.

You are smart. Too bad you're so stupid.

To help us readers to well understand the RUNA and its rules, Richelle introduce the PoV of Tessa, sixteen years old provincial girl and apprentice of Justin. I really apprecieted her PoV because it helped my adjust to this new world. 

As if the sci-fi setting wasn't enough to awake my interest, here is another element that blew up my mind. The RUNA is organized according to the roman/greek culture. Plebeians, patricins, latin names, Preatorins with their black uniforms (*^*) ... Reading all of this was enough to give 3 stars to the book with just three pages read, but Richelle Mead, exploiting these elements, was also able to create a fantastic and exciting story of investigation and discovery that enraptured me until the end.

Gameboard of the gods is not the sort of book that give only questions and no answers. There are a lot and I meant it, a lot, of revelations in Gameboards of the Gods, which will leave you with the need to read and discover more about The Age of X.

Just one last thing. Eyes on the ravens! *__*