Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WoW Pick of the Week!



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a chance to share those new releases were are super anxious to get our hands on and read.

This is a debut author and while I can sometimes be leery of that, not in the case. It just sounds too good to pass up.




Book 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. 




What do you think, is this and yeah or neigh for you?




54 comments:

  1. It definitely sounds really interesting and I'm very curious! I hope it's good! :)

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    1. I hope so too. My daughter read it (my ARC) and really liked it so I'm hoping I will as well.

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  2. Definitely yea for me, Ali :) reminiscent of Alina Starkova's world, right? I will add this right now - thanks, you!

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  3. I'm leery of debut authors sometimes as well, but every now and then I come across one I'm just dying to read. This is one of them. Great pick!

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    1. Same here, here is to hoping we all love it!

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  4. YES YES YES YES ALI!!!! This is one of my most anticipated reads for spring! Cannot. Wait.

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  5. I just saw this on another WoW post! It sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  6. A big fat Yeah! I need to go look this up on TBD. A great pick this week. I need a fan.

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  7. I've had this one on my TBR list. It's looks amazing.

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    1. It really does! I so hope it will be.

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  8. Definitely ready to read this one. Great pick!
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  9. Ooo Imperial Russia..yes please :)

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    1. I know, doesn't it sound great? I'm really hoping it will be.

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  10. You know me and fantasy. We get on like oil and water. Lol. I hope you'll enjoy this one, Ali!

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  11. I have this one on my pile! I hope to get it read this month. :)

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    1. I'm hoping I will get to it soon as well. I hope you like it!

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  12. I read the first few chapters from an excerpt and wasn't clued in. This might be a grower, not a shower.... I can't believe I just wrote that.

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  13. Uh... YAY! Love the mixture of fantasy and history. Sounds awesome!

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    1. I think so too and I'm really hoping it will be!

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  14. I like the blend, and I am not sure I have heard of this author. Is it a debut?

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  15. I am really curious about this one. It's not my usual read, but I'll be excited to read reviews!

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    1. I've been trying to avoid any early reviews but I'm hoping it will be great.

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  16. Great review, thanks for sharing your views on this book.

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    1. No review, just anxious for it to be out. ;)

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  17. I've heard this one is great!! Love the setting!

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    1. Happy to hear that and I love the setting too!

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  18. definitely Yeah for me kindlemom plus I love debut authors!! Thanks for sharing

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  19. Ha! I just saw this on another blog. This really looks amazing. I had to add it to my TBL list. It kind of sounds like Red Queen but also in a Hunger Games kind of way.

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  20. I'm looking forward to reading this one too!! It's not my usual type of read though, so I'll have to wait until I'm really in the mood for it. Great pick! :)

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  21. Oh it looks good! thanks for sharing!

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  22. Is this a debut novel? If so, I need it! Moreso because it's YA historical fiction! Thanks for sharing this one :)

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  23. This one sounds amazing. I will be looking forward to reading your review. Good choice!

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    1. Thanks Lorna, I hope it's a good one!

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