Tuesday, March 22, 2016

~Waiting on Wednesday~ The Crown's Game

                “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Out: 5/17

From 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.

Why I’m Waiting:
                Come on it sounds AMAZING!  Competing for a spot where one lives and one dies already had me hooked but to have a connection with the other and know no matter what it ends badly just has so many levels of awesome!

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out!


10 comments:

  1. OMG I need this book too. I'm so impatient.

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  2. Is this a second book to a series? I feel like i've seen a LOT of hype around this one lately! maybe it was just ARCs that people were posting pics of.
    It sounds fantastic though! i bet there's some seriously good world building in a book like this! and that cover is gorgeous! i hope you love it when it finally comes out in May! happy reading!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. It's book one in a series but yes it has been making it's rounds for sure!

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  3. YES!!! This is one of my most highly anticipated books of the year! the setting and the synopsis looks incredible. i hope you like it :)
    here's my WoW!

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    1. Thanks! I hope it is even half as wonderful as it sounds!

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  4. I'm reading this one next week! Nervous about the love triangle, but we'll see how it goes. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely day. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Same to you! I am curious how it will play out for sure.

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  5. Fabulous cover, and the settings sound awesome. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SMALL GREAT THINGS”

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed but heard nothing but good things thus far.

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