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December 02, 2016

The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1) by Evelyn Skye #BookReview

 
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.





Evelyn Skye is an event host at Kepler’s Books and the ringleader of YA Lunch Break, a popular Bay Area writer’s club. When she’s not writing, she can be found chasing after her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. The Crown’s Game is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at www.evelynskye.com and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.


I made it to past 200 pages before I just decided I couldn't subject myself to the boredom of reading this book anymore.  The story was pretty interesting but if all the character's died I really wouldn't care.  The author did a great job with the world building and showing us what was in their world but when it came to the characters I just really didn't care. The romance was subpar and the magic just didn't work for me. It was very slow and very boring to read. 













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