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Friday, June 28, 2013

Book Review: Gameboard of the Gods

A new series from the author of one of my favorite series of all time, Vampire Academy. I was psyched and could hardly wait to start reading it. But then...

I've come to expect a certain level of writing from Richelle Mead, one that sucks me in immediately, endears to the characters, and immerses me in her world. That didn't happen as much as I would have liked with this new world of hers.

Without having read the synopsis I wouldn't have guessed there was anything mythological in this book at all until after about a hundred pages in, and even then, it's lightly brushed over for a long time. It's one thing to build mystery, but another entirely to keep the readers utterly in the dark to the point where they start to lose interest. Which is unfortunately what happened for me with this book. This was too slow moving for me as well, too much like a thriller instead of a dystopian fantasy.

 So why three stars? Because Richelle's writing was compelling enough to keep me reading regardless of the issues listed above. I still love her as an author.

2 comments:

  1. Hmm...interesting. At first, I was going to say how much I was drawn to the title of this book. And I love mythology. Thanks for sharing your honest opinion.

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  2. No!!!! Don't tell me that. =( I loved Vampire Academy. *sigh* Well, I suppose I'll just expect it to be slow when I finally get around to reading it.

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