Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Page Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 17, 2016

About The Crown's Game (Via Goodreads):

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 SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!! Literally everything about this book makes me happy -- the cover is gorgeous, the plot sounds glorious, and it overall just sounds perfect! I especially love competitions in books, and the fact that they're magic competitions? YES PLEASE! Oh and also their  magical abilities just sound awesome and the characters seem intriguing and I JUST WANT IT TO BE MAY ALREADY, OKAY?!?!


  1. ok...YES! I am definitely looking forward to this book now :D

    - Molly from Molly's Book Nook :)

    1. Yay, Molly! Let me know what you think if you read it! :)

  2. I NEED this book so much!! Evie is SO awesome too :D

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. SAME!! And I know - she is lovely! I was actually talking to her yesterday and we realized we were basically food soulmates :P