Author(s): Evelyn SkyeDownload
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.
Some Reviews: 3586 in Goodreads.com
Wow, talk about going into a book expecting to be bored as fuck and trashing the shit out of it….and then coming out screaming and loving the crap out of it and screaming so much BECAUSE AHAHAHAHA this was great.
So, I’ve read The Hunger’s Game, but never once, did it occur to me, that THIS BOOK, is literally just like that book. Not once did I compare it even though IT IS SIMILAR. There’s just something so???? original and captivating about this book and it was so fun!!! It wasn’t until afterwards I read someone’s review that I saw them point out the similarities between both books and then the realization hit me.
Honestly, I can see why many people find this book boring and that’s because there is no action and nothing exciting in this book. I wouldn’t call it slow paced either because I flew through this beauty. And slow paced book never work out for me.
Don’t go into this book expecting too much badass action or cool magic because you will not get that. I recommend diving straight into this book knowing nothing because I did that and it worked out great. Many of my friends hated this and thought it was boring. I never bothered to check what this book was about and just started reading with my lowest expectations and I WAS SO SURPRISED BY HOW MUCH I LOVED IT!
Pasha is literally like Rhy. He reminded me so much of him. They both are heir to the throne. They are charming, flirty, funny, witty and so loveable. AND I KIND OF SHIP HIM WITH VIKA LMAO, IT’S GONNA SINK ISN’T IT????
Nikolai is serious, hot, serious, hot, and quiet. Kind of reminds me of Zuko without the anger.
Vika is a badass and strong character and I really liked her.
The love triangle can choke.
WHAT THE HECK SOMEONE THROW THE NEXT BOOK IN MY FACE, I LOVED THIS. WOW. BYE. IM DECEASED.
I DONT KNOW IF I SHOULD GIVE THIS 4 OR 5 STARS SO RATING AND REVIEW TO COME.
Buddy Read with who dat aka big boy aka Caitlin
Wow. It’s been around 24 hours and I still am unable to put The Crown’s Game into the words I want to. I am still in shock. I picked the book up despite seeing some mixed reviews which would have otherwise drove me away, and then proceeded to read it with one of my favourite people who I met through this site. If I hadn’t been reading it with Cait I probably would have DNF’ed it.
One thing I can say about this book is that the beginning is slow. It is so horrifically slow that I was frustrated with our characters. I grew to love them though, clearly from my rating of this book. However, since I don’t want to say anything about this book in fear of ruining it for you I will put it in gifs.
Ultimately, I need to be put in my glass castle (my big boys will understand) and be held by someone because damn. Definitely one of the best books I’ve read of 2016.
This sounds like a mix between three of my favorite books: Throne of Glass, A Darker Shade of Magic, and Shadow and Bone! How is that even freaking possible? What is this witchery? Whatever, I want it. Like, this very second would be greatly appreciated. I feel as though I’ve been searching for a book like this for
HOLY MOTHER OF MODERN LITERATURE, I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. Also, just behold that cover art. It’s rare to find an amazing cover paired with an equally phenomenal synopsis. The hype is real with this one, you guys. It’s getting 5 stars for the time being.
GUYS. GUYS. THIS HAS BEEN ADDED TO FAV BOOKS. IT’S SO GREAT.
Set in Russia with beautiful magic and enchanting writing, you’re destined to love this book. Especially if you’re a fantasy lover.
The characters: babies and cinnamon rolls but there’s also sinnamon rolls. The plot: YOU WILL ALWAYS BE GUESSING AND SHOCKED. Dialogue: It’s okay, I wanted a melted heart. It’s perfection as a whole.
Don’t believe me? Here are some messages Alison from readaroundtherosie has sent me. (I told her to read the book and she’s doing it!!!)
Alison:I can feel how epic it’s going to be
Alison: So i started The Crowns Game, finally. I’m only 20 pages in but I love it already
Alison: I’m only 90 in, man. I’m so in love with this book.
Alison: OH MY GOD. I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING
READ IT PLEASE FOR ME. IT’S GREAT FANTASY. IT MADE ME THINK OF BOOKS LIKE THE GRISHA TRILOGY, RED QUEEN AND THE NIGHT CIRCUS.