Happy Monday everyone! Hope you’ll all have a great week! I’m so sorry for not being active lately. My college exams are coming up, which means I’m super busy studying. They end June 21st so I probably won’t be that active next month either, but I’ll try to post at least once or twice every week, I promise! And I’m also working on a few reviews so hopefully I’ll be able to post those next month, too.
So for today, I decided to do another recommendations post since it’s been a while since my last one. There are some books that I have read and loved that I’ve noticed don’t get much hype on Instagram and other social media or are not too popular with readers. I really wanted to share these books with you, so here they are!
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
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.
As their investigation unfolds, Justin and Mae find themselves in the crosshairs of mysterious enemies. Powers greater than they can imagine have started to assemble in the shadows, preparing to reclaim a world that has renounced religion and where humans are merely gamepieces on their board.
Shelf it on Goodreads
I absolutely loved this book and in my opinion it deserves much more recognition than the one it’s getting so far. It might have nothing to do with Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series but it is equally amazing and I have no idea why it isn’t more popular. It was flawlessly written and it had everything I’m looking for in a good read. A charming, witty, unconventional hero, a badass heroine, plenty of action and strong elements of the mystery-thriller genre. And it was also set in an amazing world in the future. I’m honestly not making this book justice with what I’m writing in this blog post because it was seriously brilliant! And if you’re looking for a clever, fast paced, semi-dystopian and semi-mystety read this is definitely the book to pick up!