The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye; 399 pages
Russia hasn’t believed in magic in a long time. Except it’s real, and Vika and Nikolai possess the magic of enchanters. With Russia facing a possible rebellion, the tsar has called for the beginning of the Crown’s Game. Now Vika and Nikolai have five chances to prove they are the better enchanter. The loser … dies.
WARNING: There will be some spoilers in here so readers be warned!
I heard a lot of really mixed reviews about this book so I was really nervous when I started reading it. I’m happy to say I ended up really enjoying it!
I loved the concept of the game, a display of magical talent by both participants. And I loved that it was to the death. It was just so much more dramatic. Not gonna lie, I spent the whole book waiting for the loophole that would allow both to live. I was happy that she stuck to her storyline and one of them did die, even if I really did want both to live.
I really enjoyed the characters as well. I thought Vika and Nikolai were fantastic main characters and all the minor characters around them helped tie the story together so well.
I’m really looking forward to reading book two!
Goodreads Challenge: 74/105
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