Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown's Game

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that focuses on the yet-to-be released books we're waiting for. It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm talking about the amazing Russian Czar tale from a debut author!

Title: The Crown's Game
Series: The Crown's Game #1
Author: Evelyn Skye
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: May 17, 2016

Goodreads summary:

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will

ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.


I am addicted to anything related to Asia/Russia, and this book sounds super good even outside of that territory. I can't wait to read more!

What books are you waiting on this week?

You can pre-order The Crown's Game from Amazon here: hardcover or digital copy.

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  1. I can't wait for this novel too. Imperial Russia, enchanters battling for their life... Sounds pretty amazing! Also, fantasy and history are always a perfect match.

    Happy readings! ;)

    1. It had me at Russia! I'm so excited for the attention this novel is getting: we need to expand our YA settings!

      Thank you! :)