This week I will be reviewing my ARC of The Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye!
Hardcover edition length: 416 pages
My review: 4.5/5
Online description: 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.
My review: This book was amazing. I loved how she set up the rules for the Game because the way that she set it up allowed for the back and forth game style. Like, one of them gets a turn then the next, which allowed for a POV change. Each of the characters gets a total of 5 turns so there is that constant Pov change. And not each chapter is a new turn so it allows for more plot progression from other characters too!I also loved how she didn't just keep the POV changes to the main characters, but she also included many of the other characters POV's as well!
I really enjoyed the love triangle in this book because it gets really intense because all the characters all deserve love but you have no idea who to root for and you end up getting confused with ALL THE FEELS!
I really enjoyed the setting two! It is set in 18th century Russia and I find that very cool! Evelyn Skye describes it very well and it makes you feel as if you are there with the characters!
One of my favorite parts about this book was the characters themselves. They were very planned out and I really enjoyed their various personalities. One of my favorite characters was Nikolai because he was very smart with what he was doing, and I don't know. There's just something about him that really makes you like him! You'll see once the book comes out. YOULL ALL SEE ;).
The cliffhanger at the end of the book is SO good and I am excited to see what is next in this series(or is it a trilogy?)!
So that is it for this review! I absolutely think that you guys should read this book once it comes out on May 17th! If there are any books that you guys would like me to review next please comment below!
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