Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown's Game

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.

This week I am waiting on:
The Crown's Game
By: Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray


This sounds like it incorporates some great lore into a fun YA format. I think diving into this rich setting with a story of suspense and action sounds like a great beginning to a new series. Plus, look at that cover! 

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.


  1. Great pick -- this one is totally new to me but sounds amazing!!

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  2. Ooh very nice! Been seeing this one around a bit lately! Hope you enjoy it too!

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  3. Great choice this week! I'm so intrigued with this book, and Imperial Russia is something I love.

    Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA

  4. This book is freaking amazing. I loved every second of it, and it captures Russia and its culture perfectly!

  5. This is on my TBR for next year. I love the sound of this! It was introduced at the BTCYA event here in Melbourne.

  6. Now I'm even more intrigued, having heard how much energy it's generating in you all! It's so fun anticipating new releases!


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