A weekly feature showcasing upcoming books that we want in our hot little hands right now! Thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting this feature. Be sure to head over there to discover more books to add to your wishlist!
Okay - full disclosure - I had a chance to read an advance proof of Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead in February, so I guess I'm not technically waiting for it (PS - it is GREAT!). But...I am excited to buy a copy of the hardcover when it is released because it was that good and the cover rocks and that's just how I roll...
Release Date: 6/4/13
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.
Sounds great, non? Be sure to pop over next week to see what else we are ardently (yet patiently...sort of) waiting for!