"Waiting On" Wednesday: Gameboard of the Gods

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!

This week I am excited for...

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. (From Goodreads)
This cover was just released a couple days ago, and I cannot wait to have it displayed on my shelf!  The colours and simplicity are gorgeous.  And Mae sounds completely badass, which is my number one criteria in a book.  I'm also really curious about this title, and what it means.

Richelle Mead is one of my favourite authors, so I'm insanely excited to check out her new series.  Unfortunately, we have a bit to wait still on this one.  Gameboard of the Gods hits shelves June 4th, 2013.

What are you waiting on this week?

Much love, Samantha


  1. I LOVE Richelle Mead so I am definitely reading this book! Great pick :)
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  2. Oh...I've never heard of this one before. It sounds really different from the current dystopian books coming out. I may have to add this to my list as well.

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  3. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and bring it to my attention!! Please check out my WoW!

  4. I'm so excited for this book! I just saw the cover for the first time today and I love it! I can't wait to read it! Awesome choice this week :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  5. So excited for Richelle Mead's new series! Great pick.
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  6. Oh this looks great - I had no idea she had another series coming! Onto the TBR!
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW :)

  7. I just yesterday found this book out. I'm a big fan of Richelle Mead and yet I managed to completely miss this one. I already added it on my to-read list and I can't wait for the book to come out. Great pick!
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  8. I haven't read anything by Richelle Mead yet, but this looks so interesting that I'll have to add it to my TBR!

  9. I am absolutely going to read this. great pick Sam!


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