Wednesday, October 21, 2015

{WOW} The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 with 4 comments

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's WoW selection is...

's Pick:

Title: The Crown's Game
Author: Evelyn Skye
Series: The Crown's Game, book #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 17, 2016

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Vika Andreyev 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 haven't read many YA stories focused on Russia, but the ones I have, I've thoroughly enjoyed. I had already added this book to my TBR months ago, and I joined the Tsar's Guard pretty soon after. =) But now that the cover has been revealed, I don't think I'll be able to contain my excitement. I know some will avoid this novel sheerly because a love triangle is imminent, but I care less about that and more about the promise of magic and a gorgeous setting. :D

What are you desperately waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comments or share a link to your own WoW post!


  1. This sounds SO COOL...I'm really looking forward to reading it! I really like the cover, too. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  2. Excellent choice! I love YA based on Russia, especially Tsarist Russia, too. It's such a great backdrop with lots of drama. I'm so excited for this book and I love the cover.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  3. I LOVE Russia, so I'm super excited for this book! And the cover is super cool! I can't wait to read it!

    Lizzie @

  4. Love that cover. Think I saw someone else with this as well! Will have to check it out. Great pick!
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