Phew! GRE is DONE.
If you follow me on Twitter you may already know this, but in case you don't, I did it! I made the scores I needed to apply to UK! Which is extremely lucky because I didn't have any back up.
So Monday I submitted my application and now it's just a waiting game.
*bites nails some more*
Seriously though, It shouldn't be too terribly long of a wait since I applied for Fall admission and the deadline for Fall applicants is 7/1/13. I'll let y'all know the outcome when I find out. In the meantime, please keep your fingers crossed for me!
Anyway, so today I'm reviewing a book received from Netgalley, Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead.
On to the review!
Ok, so...I want to preface this review by saying that I adored the Vampire Academy series and so far I really like the Bloodlines spin off series. That being said, I didn't hate Gameboard, It's just very different from what I expected and Mead's regular readers should be aware before they rush out to buy the book.
Gameboard Of The Gods is set in a futuristic North America (now called RUNA) where Mae a super-soldier and Justin a disgraced former government employee are charged with investigating a murder.
As the first book in a new series, I understand the need for world building but the pace of this first book is very measured if not slow. I think that the Age of X series has a lot of potential though. The romance and mystery aspects were spot on, but for me I didn't feel as attached to the characters like I have in previous books. But to be fair, before she further developed the Sydney Sage character I felt the same way about her in the VA series. So I'm hoping that in book 2 of Age of X I'll feel less of a clinical detachment and more of an emotional attachment to the characters & story. So for now I'm going to recommend this book but with some slight reservations until the sequel comes out.