Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (49)

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead

This book is to be released May 29th, 2014. It is the second book in the Age of X series.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodline series returns with the second installment in her acclaimed Age of X series.

Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect—special humans marked by the divine—are turning against one another in bloody fashion.

Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.

Meanwhile, Mae—grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine—has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission—and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.

I read and reviewed the first book in this series and I was kind of on the fence about it. Then I sat and thought about it a bit more and slowly started to appreciate it a bit more each moment. Sometimes books have a way of creeping into your subconscious and reassuring you that you did, indeed, like it when you may have thought you didn't. So... Yes, I want to read the sequel. I do want to know what happens in the world that was created and the characters I had grown fond of.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?