MY RATING : ★★★★★
The Crown’s Game will take the Young Adult world by storm. Get ready people.
It’s like the magic of The Night Circus blended in with the Shadow and Bone atmosphere.
The story revolves around two Enchanters Nikolai and Vika, who must compete in The Crown’s Game to become The Imperial Enchanter. While The Night Circus had a more cryptic vibe, this book focuses on THE competition. The two enchanters will take turn to attack the other while hiding their duel from the citizens. Only the royals know about the event.
This part is super intriguing, because you have to not only plot your move to apprehend your opponent but your move has to be hidden from the citizens eyes as well. An attack in disguise. Which they both did brilliantly.
Adding to that, the setting is in Russia, in Saint Petersburg! Evelyn Skye has clearly done a lot of research on this place and delivers us a magnificent world building around castles, kremlins, snowy weather, pastries (OMG<3 I’ve been dying all over her descriptions of cream puffs and chocolate breads), and so much more.
There’s also a place called The Cinderella Bakery haha I thought this addition was super cute and sweet 😀 I wish that place existed in real life. I mean.. a pastry in a big pumpkin carriage ?! GIMME.
Where to begin? There’s so much I want to say but I don’t want to spoil you the details LOL. All I want you guys to take home is this : the magic in this book is LIMITLESS. I mean if there’s a thing that you want to do if you had magic, the author has thought about it and brought it to life. She went beyond my imagination. All the things Nikolai and Vika created are genuinely beautiful and dazzling.
Speaking of magic, THE ROMANCE IN THIS BOOK IS THE FREAKING MAGIC. The chemistry is just insane!
“And then she let go. For even she knew there was only so much one could do to protect a winter moth drawn to an icy flame. ”
– Evelyn Skye
P.S: I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH I’m going to buy the hardcover when it comes out LOL. Yup. That’s how crazy I am about this book. ❤
P.P.S : I may have done a little bit too much with my graphics and made it a little girly, but I assure you that I think any guy who likes a good fantasy story would love this book too 😀
P.P.P.S: I MET EVELYN SKYE! She was so sweet and was hugging everyone :3 Click here to see our post on Yallwest
Thank you to Frenzy at HarperCollins Canada for sending us an advanced review copy !
Pre-order the book: Chapters/Indigo-19.18$- Will be released on MAY 17,2016