Book Review: Gameboard of the Gods: Richelle Mead

Dear reader I couldn’t sleep so I finished reading “Gameboard of the Gods” book number one in the “Age of X” series by Richelle Mead. I received a hardcover copy of the book in one of my past sci-fi fantasy bookcases from my subscription to BookCase.Club (I paid for it myself). My personal review of the book is as follows:

This book was definitely one of the most confusing(for me personally) books that I’ve read in awhile. In my personal opinion you as a reader are pretty much thrown into the story without any background on how/why the world of the series is so different from ours which threw me off for a long time especially since I didn’t figure out until pretty far into the storyline that certain characters that one of the main character was talking to were inside of his mind.

The thing that kept me from giving up on the book was the(in my personal opinion) uniqueness of the main characters, I frequently kept wishing that I could somehow put them into a world/storyline that would be easier for me personally to understand.

Thankfully about a bit more than half way through the book I finally put enough info together to make sense of what was going on. The best way that I can think of to explain the storyline to you is by saying imagine if you took a guy in his mid to late 20s who has the same mental abilities as a character like “Patrick Jane” from the TV series The Mentalist (Click on the link to go to the IMDB page for the show if you want more info about it) and stuck him in a futuristic world. I am trying not to say too much more about him and spoil anything on accident.

“Mae” in my personal opinion turned out to be very interesting and compiling. I really enjoyed how much(in my personal opinion) character growth she went through within the book as a whole.

The “will they won’t they” love aspects of the plot got on my nerves. The elements about the Gods of mythology coming back seem interesting especially within a world where technology is so advanced so it will be interesting in my personal opinion to see how technology and magic/Mythology possibly interact in future books.

I personally really like how the plot didn’t just end on a convenient cliff hanger it ended in a way that made me feel like I was given a completed story and I could continue on with the series if I wanted to however the storyline could stand on it’s own as opposed to a lot of books that feel like they are just the set up for the next book.

Overall I personally rate this book a 6 out 10. Happy reading dear reader 😊.  Please like and share this review if you enjoyed it doing so helps me to get approved by publishers and authors for future books and helps others to find my reviews 💜.

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