I love this series! I read books #1.5 to #5 in one go! That’s how addictive it was.
Back tracking a little, there was once a series by a well-known author that shall forever be nameless that everyone was all hyped up about and I had somehow missed the boat because when I knew about her, she was already on book #8 or #9. So, I thought, wow, lots of books to catch up on without having to wait for the next one! Yippee! I started with book #1, moved on to #2, then #3…and somehow, I couldn’t read further. While the names changed, the plot of the books was somehow…the same. Continue reading
I am not a fan of ghost romances, probably because the HEA is highly improbable. I’ve read several in the past, when I just read any book I can get my hands on, but no one book left a lasting impression.
Now, Karen Robards fans, please don’t blow your top at what I’m about to say next. I’ve read plenty of Karen Robards books as well, and the book I really like before the Dr. Charlotte Stone Series came onto the scene is Scandalous. (I’ve yet to read the next two books in the historical romance Banning Sisters series though.) That said, I thought her romantic suspense books are just normal, average suspense books, none that leave a lasting impression. (Unlike Iris Johansen’s Eve Duncan, who is obsessed with finding her daughter’s bones and not finding them after each book. I eventually grew tired of chasing after that series and gave it up as well.)
However, I must say the author stumbled upon a winning combination in the Dr. Charlotte Stone Series.
I’m now reading Gameboard of the Gods, Age of X Book 1, and I’m loving it so far. Okay, generally loving it. There are some parts I didn’t like much, but it’s a series I definitely want to read on. More on my review to be posted later.
I’ve never read a Richelle Mead book, but if this is how she writes adult books, then sign me on! So far, I like her writing style, the plot/worldbuilding/story is meaty; 400+ pages! Did I tell you I love thick books? Love them!
So, here are the books so far:
Book #1 Gameboard of the Gods
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The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back—with a vengeance.
In the near future, Justin March lives in exile from the Republic of United North America. After failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, Justin is surprised when he is sent back with a peculiar assignment—to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena.
Justin’s return comes with an even bigger shock: His new partner and bodyguard, Mae Koskinen, is a prætorian, one of the Republic’s technologically enhanced supersoldiers. Mae’s inexplicable beauty and aristocratic upbringing attract Justin’s curiosity and desire, but her true nature holds more danger than anyone realizes. Continue reading