Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (49)

Waiting on Wednesday/s are hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine in which you choose a book or books that you're excited and waiting for.
This week's Waiting on Wednesday book is...

Title: The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1)
Author: Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: May 17th 2016
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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.
(Image and summary taken from Goodreads)

Reasons for why I'm excited for this book:

1) I love everything happening in that cover, the symbolism of the crown-shaped palace, the girl running towards it and even the gray background that highlights the main parts of the cover, everything is so well-put. Just, holy crap. Love. It.
2) Enchanters, aka badass people with super cool magic, in Russia... during the Ottoman Empire?!?!?! Oh my god. Evelyn Skye, where have you been hiding all my life you genius woman.
3) See #1 and #2. That is all.

What are your WoW pick/s for this week? Let me know in the comments and I'll check them out!


  1. I'm really excited for The Crown's Game too! It sounds like it's going to be one hell of a fantasy read, and I hope it lives up to all our expectations :D

  2. I'm totally agree on this one, I'm so impatient to read it.

  3. Nice! Seeing this one a lot lately! I might be waiting on reviews before making a decision! LOL!

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