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Tabuleiro dos Deuses

(Age of X #1)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  15,161 ratings  ·  2,076 reviews
Justin March, um investigador de religiões charmoso e traiçoeiro, volta para a República Unida da América do Norte (RUAN), após um misterioso exílio. Sua missão é encontrar os responsáveis por uma série de assassinatos relacionados com seitas clandestinas. Sua guarda-costas, Mae Koskinen, é linda, mas fatal. Membro da tropa de elite do exército, ela irá acompanhar e proteg ...more
Paperback, Brazilian Portuguese, 424 pages
Published January 30th 2014 by Paralela (first published June 4th 2013)
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hayden
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-favorites
Wow. I love me some Richelle Mead.

The fact that her name is on the cover let me know I was going to like this no matter what. I'm sorry to see so many one-star reviews on here, but I can clearly see why there are. Gameboard of the Gods is one of those books that you have to stick around for. If you like all your answers in front of your face when things are introduced, this won't be your book. Mead commonly brought things in without solid explanations (Justin's ravens, RUNA, etc.) and waited unt
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Stacia (the 2010 club)

2.5 stars. I swear, I am not pulling one of those out-of-touch fan moments like when a person would want to know why The Casual Vacancy didn't read like Harry Potter part deux. I swear it. If there's one thing I've always admired about Richelle Mead, it's that she doesn't sit on her success and write the same formulaic characters and worlds over and over like so many other popular authors today tend to do when they find something that works for them. It's admirable to see any author pushing them
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~Poppy~
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I’m sad because you remind me of home.” He dropped his hand from her and sighed. “Because you’re beautiful and bright and dynamic and a whole lot of other things I haven’t seen for a long time…and won’t see again any time soon.”



Mae was my favorite character. She is a badass, amazing, independent soldier-woman. I loved her :P



I didn't like Justin in the beginning. But the more I read about him the more I understand him. I liked him a lot and I liked the connection between him and Mae :) I hope th
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Emily May

I've been a fan of Richelle Mead for a few years now and her latest novel - one which differs quite a bit from her previous work - still manages to shine through with Mead's trademark humour, sexiness and morally questionable characters. Despite the rather average rating, I do see a lot of potential in this series and I'm fairly certain I will be returning to see what future installments will present us with. The reason for my not so great rating is entirely to do with the plot and the way this
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
I’ll start with this: Gameboard of the Gods is a definite step up for Richelle Mead. It is her most ambitious project in terms of worldbuilding and structure, though perhaps not the plot.

Mead’s futuristic world is divided between two great forces: RUNA (Republic of the United North America) and EA (Eastern Alliance). Everything else are the provinces, barbaric in comparison, technologically and culturally inferior. Mead envisioned a world in which religion is considered to be a true da
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"That's All" Ash
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So.

What you’re telling me is…

Is that the same author that wrote the kickass “Vampire Academy” series wrote THIS?


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Whelp.

In THAT case…


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*** Dear Richelle Mead, ***

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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
New Richelle Mead series?



Also posted on YA Fanatic.

*after reading*

Eh, what a disappointment this book turned out to be. I'm really upset. As you may know, Richelle is my favorite author. I would read anything she writes. Well, the only exceptions were Dark Swan series and Age of X which is the title of this new series. They just didn't click with me the way that Succubus, VA and Bloodlines did.

When I found out I got approved for this egalley I was ecstatic and I started reading it right away.
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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I love Richelle Mead. Everything that I’ve read of hers–Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, even Vampire Academy (though I still haven’t read the last book of that series)—I’ve, at a minimum, REALLY liked. But for some reason, I held out on reading this new series until now. The initial reviews were kind of MEH, and I’ve gotten leery of Mythology-based UF (fad = crap).

Silly me.

Gameboard of the Gods is one of those genre-crossing books that often turn into my favorites. It’s part
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Tatiana
This is virtually unreadable. Some authors overestimate their writing abilities and fail to bank on their strengths. There is nothing (so far) in this book that made some of Mead's books so enjoyable in the past - charismatic, even though at times annoying narrators, snappy dialogs and brisk pace. This new novel of hers is so dense, so long, so info-dumpy, so boring, so over-complicated and so awkwardly and unpleasantly written!
Lindsey Rey
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, science-fiction
[4.5 Stars]
Loooooove!
♥Rachel♥
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being a long time fan of Richelle Mead’s I was eager to get my hands on a copy of Gameboard of the Gods. While it was slow for me in the beginning, I did eventually settle in and from there on out I didn’t want to put it down. Had it not been for work, I would’ve burned right through the near 500 pages of this book.

We are introduced to a futuristic world where the Republic of United North America, the RUNA, is in power, put in place after the Decline. In this shining, new, wonderful world the t
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Isabella
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2013, favorites
I've been putting off this review for weeks and, still, I do not know where to start. Gameboard of the Gods was THAT good, yeah, and God knows I need the sequel now and cannot wait until next year. Just the thought of it send me in a frenzy and I start hyperventilating because... I just need it.

This story is different from what all of you are used to. It is set in a futuristic world that is stunningly convincing - it feels real! - and is full of reminders of what our society used to be and what
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
I have a great deal of respect for an author who chooses to go outside of his or her comfort zone, particularly when the tried and true formula has been so ridiculously successful in the past. Richelle Mead's previous winners (and there have been many) have all featured strong, confident heroines who sardonic and sarcastic at times, but vulnerable and---the key word here--eminently likeable. The supporting casts tend to be no less memorable bunch, and the world building is clear and well-explain ...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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4.5
out of 5

My first -- and far from last -- Richelle Mead novel, Gameboard of the Gods could not have been a better or more fun introduction to this popular author. A mix of futuristic science fiction, mystery, old school mythology, dystopia and post-apocalyptic genres, this book is weird and odd, and above all, really, really good. It takes a while to build into the tour de force of awesome it is, but the slow start is more than worth the time and
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Kaye Snifeld
This was me yesterday,

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I CANNOT BELIEVE I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS!!!

But that only makes this that much more exciting!!! :D :D :D YAY!!!

CANNOT WAIT!!!!

HAPPY DANCE!!!!

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Scarlet
Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Richelle Mead fans who have tons of patience.
I'm not sure if this is Mead's best book to date but it's definitely her most ambitious.

Now that I've finished all 464 pages of Gameboard of the Gods, I can tell you that I liked this book. While reading though, I wasn't so sure. It was a constant now-I-love-you-now-I-don't situation.

I'm going to divide the book into 3 parts and give a rundown of what I felt about each of them.


First one-third:

Confusing, because Mead gives no introduction, no preamble. You're simply dropped in the thick of action
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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
Via www.nikihawkes.com

[4.5 stars] Anything Richelle Mead writes is golden, and this book is another example of why she is one of my favorite authors! From the prologue all the way to the last page, I was completely entertained by the story, the world, and the character development. Set as a futuristic urban fantasy, which is original in itself, the novel draws from worldwide mythology, making it one of the most unique books I’ve read in a while. Top that off with crime-solving detective work and
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Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Finally a well written dystopia book.
After the onslaught catastrophe debut of dystopian books. I had given up on reading this genre but every once and a while you'll come across with a book that will prove you wrong. And Gameboard of the Gods is this book!

After being involved in a gruesome brawl Mae Koskinen was given a mission to bring back the exile Justin March to Runa. And when they were assigned to work together they unravel some horrifying things that go against in everything what they bel
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Noémy
Jul 17, 2012 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I hate you people for having an arc of this book already !!! no seriously. I'm insanely jealous

EDIT 10.02.2012 : No cover yet but it has an official release date (i've only been seeing it now but maybe the info's been out for a while...?) woot woot ! 3 Richelle Meads books in a year : what more can I ask for ;D ?

I will read ANYTHING Richelle Mead writes - i love her writing so much - and I've been waiting for her to come up with a new adult series since her Succubus books ended :D

Plus, it sound
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Faye, la Patata
VLOG REVIEW:

I've made a VLOG REVIEW of GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS. CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT.

P.S. DO NOT LAUGH. My accent is weird, I know. Sarreh.

WRITTEN REVIEW:

I'll be completely honest here. I totally didn't know what to expect from Gameboard of the Gods, which is kinda bizarre considering Richelle Mead is kind of already a household name with her Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series. I bought her first book sometime ago and read the first 10 pages and was truthfully not impressed; the writing felt
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AH
Gameboard of the Gods is something entirely different from author Richelle Mead. No vampires, no succubi, no fae. Instead, the reader is treated to a fast-paced mystery thriller with some supernatural elements.

The world is intriguing: a sort of post-apocalyptic world devastated by a virus that wiped out half the population. The remaining survivors suffer from all sorts of genetic woes: poor fertility, asthma, damaged hair and skin. In this world, organized religion is banned. Only state approve
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Ferdy
2.5 stars - Spoilers

I was tempted to give this 3 stars but I decided not to since the worldbuilding (especially in the first half) was such a mess. It did improve somewhat in the latter half but it was a case of too little, too late. I do still want to read the sequel because there was potential, and I have to say that by the end I did find myself invested in the story and characters (well, some of the characters).

-The worldbuilding was a massive let down. I had no idea what the hell was going
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Wendy Darling
What a snooooozefest.

Maybe a 2 if this were another author, but Richelle Mead is capable of so much more.

This is probably my favorite review of this book, btw: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Booknut
'I am a soldier of the Republic. I do not serve my own will but that of my country. Those words were echoed by her mother's, spoken so many years ago: You can ignore the rest because you're better than them. Empty yourself of all feeling because if they can't see it, then they can't use it against you.'

Richelle Mead's story-weaving genius comes to life in her new series Age of X. Be prepared to fall head first into her futuristic world, filled with mystery, violence, stunning technology and tens
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Elise (On The Bookshelves)
I looked forward to reading this because first of all it's Richelle Mead and second, who doesn't love a book about deities? Anyway, this book could have been freaking amazing except about half of the pages and plot felt utterly pointless and so drawn out! I already have the second book so I am hesitant to read it but the ending of the book was intriguing... Those feels when good plots are written poorly :(
Nina ♥
Feb 16, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-be-released
REALLY? *-*

squee
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

I have read 3 series by Richelle Mead and have yet to read a book by her that would be a disappointment. Seriously! I know I have given two stars to Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) for instance, but it was just a rating based on how I felt it being a little weaker than the rest of the books in that series. If I didn’t delve on those things, I’d give them all 5 stars since her books seriously never disappoint. Gameboard of the Gods is the first b
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♥ Becky  22
★★★☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ 3.5 stars, but only because the last 20 pages were kickass.
I LOVE the concept, but this book was way, way too drawn out.

This review is spoiler-free!
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What it’s about, in one sentence
Justin has been exciled from his home country (the RUNA) for mysterious reasons, but is brought back at the beginning of the story, because they need him to investigate a murder case that may, or may not involve supernatural element
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Maria Angelica
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tenho, lido-2016
Adorei esse livro. O começo foi um pouco difícil, mas depois da metade engrenou e não parei mais.
Os dois personagens principais são muito interessantes, mas confessou uma quedinha maior pelo Justin que pela Mae. Ele é bom e altamente falho ao mesmo tempo. A sua resistência em se entregar para o destino é admirável, mas sabemos que eventualmente isso acontecerá. A Mae ainda é um mistério. Ela tem alguns momentos em que sentimos que é bastante humana, mas rapidamente ela retorna para o seu estoic
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Nata
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4,5*
Toto bolo tak geniálne! Justin mi prišiel ako Sherlock a Mae ako vraždiaci stroj :3 Dokonalá kombinácia. Navyše ich vzťah ma vytáčal, doslova. Takže mám nový ship, ktorý zbožňujem! :3 Pre mňa určite lepšia ako Sukuba a VA. Jednoducho originálne, nesmierne zaujímavé a tak ako ma sklamala Sukuba a z časti už aj VA, tak tým to si to u mňa Richelle napravila.
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A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f
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