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Friday, May 09, 2014

The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead

Justin & Mae's take on religion has been drastically changed in Gameboard of the Gods and the stakes are even higher in The Immortal Crown. The Gods are having an even stronger impact on the actions of both our heroes and it will lead them to Arcadia, a country at war with the RUNA. Justin & Mae will find themselves knee deep in political and religious drama and they will commit to their respective gods in ways we (and they) never imagined.

I am a huge fan of Richelle Mead and despite Age of X being my least favorite of all of her series, I truly enjoyed this second installment in the Age of X series. The science fiction structure isn't usually my cup of tea, and I struggled when reading the first novel, but this time around I found myself in known territory thus appreciating the ride that much more.

I think the main reason I like this series, as opposed to loving her other series, is because Mae is very stoic emotionally and I prefer demonstrative and passionate characters. In TIC though, she really gets out of her shell, takes risks, and her relationship with Justin really took a different turn which I appreciated. Justin is as lovable as ever and this sweet talker will take big risks for the beautiful Preatorian, which allowed him a special spot in my heart.

When I reviewed GotG I complained about the uselessness of Teresa and even though she has a more important role this time, I still don't feel she is important enough to the main plot line to deserve her own point of view. Her actions in this installment will have an impact in the second novel, I'm sure, but I can't bring myself to care for her, or her actions.

The main plot line was truly thrilling and I enjoyed discovering the oppressive Arcadia. The progression  of the religious aspect was phenomenal and engrossing. I couldn't believe both characters got so involved with their respective deity. The troubles they get themselves in - and out - of were tremendous! I also loved that the subplot about Mae's niece progressed.

The conclusion, especially in Mae's case, left me simply flabbergasted. What happened will be a game changer and I can't wait to see what will come out of this. I also keep my finger crossed for the unstable relationship between Mae and Justin.


Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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6 People left their mark' :

  1. I can't wait to read this book! I'm such a big fan of Richelle Mead!

  2. This sounds so different, but good. Someday ...

  3. I'm sure you'll love it!

  4. It is different indeed. Happy reading!

  5. When I read GotG, I thought that this could be my favorite Mead series to date. To me, it was just so subtly clever. After IC . . . I don't know. I had a hard time with the Arcadians. I'm also flabbergasted with the ending, and I remembered how long it can sometimes take Mead to let her MCs get their romantic acts together. I'm REALLY hoping that this isn't going to be like Georgina Kincaid where they don't find resolution until book 7.

  6. I do hope they get together before the end, but on the other hand, The Night Huntress series kinda lost a bit of it's ummph when Cat & Bones got married, so I dont know LOL