Series: Crown’s Game (Book 1)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (May 17, 2016)
Rating: 2 stars
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.
What do you get with you add a pseudo-Russian background, ball gowns, an annoying main character and a stupid ass wanna be Hunger Games game?
You guessed it ladies and gentlemen. The Crown’s Game. Beyond the beautiful cover this book was boring and dull as fuck. Since I don’t want to waste my time on another rant review, just know that many of the highly anticipated 2016 books I had the pleasure of reading were disappointments to me. I know I’m in the minority with this opinion but its true, these books sucked.
So in conclusion The Crown’s Game for a no for me dawg.
I didn’t like it.
Yes I sound like a 7 year old brat but it is what it is. If you want a better and more thorough review I’m sure there are some out there that can convey their feelings about this book in a more professional way.
Anyways if you want to read a book with a non-existent plot, with lackluster world building and a vanilla bland mc than The Crown’s Game is for you. I highly recommend this read for ya.