The Crown’s Game Review
Vika has power to summon the elements and Nikolai has the power to move objects and see through walls. Both are competing to be the Imperial Enchanter in the Crown’s Game. One will win and one will die.
I read this book when it first came out and I honestly forgot everything about this book. So it was due for a reread and boy was it a good one. The magic system was great, the characters were amazing and it reminded me of one of my favorites, The Night Circus. Such a great read.
The magic system in this book was AMAZING! I really enjoyed seeing all the different enchantments both Vika and Nikolai came up with. I thought the author did an amazing job writing the details about them that I could easily picture them in my head. They were also written very beautifully as well. I was truly mystified from it all!
I also loved the chemistry between Vika and Nikolai and their romance was so heartwrenching to watch. They had such a great connection and I loved it! I mean it could have been constructed a little better to seem a little more plausible, but other than that, I LOVED IT. However, I found the love triangle to be a little ridiculous. Pasha honestly sucks as a friend to Nikolai and his love for Vika was obviously not genuine. It was not necessary and it was honestly an annoyance for me.
YULIANA WAS SO IRRITATING OMG! I mean I get it, you’re jealous of your brother, but just be quiet. She pretends that she is helping him, but she is honestly making everything worse and making everyone miserable. She honestly sucks and I could have done without her.
Though I like a majority of the book, I had some issues with it. First I felt that the book was a little wordy, I mean I know I said that I enjoyed the details with the magical enchantments. However, some of the scenes were a little drawn out and could have been replaced with some things that were needed. I understand that the author received a lot of her influences from Russian literature so it needed to be wordy, but it wasn’t my favorite.
I also feel like we just didn’t get enough back story on a LOT of the characters. Galina and Sergei are a prime example. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS! Like how did they become mentors?! They are related?! Why are they so competitive, see… SO MANY QUESTIONS! Also I need more details about where both Vika and Nikolai came from. I mean we gained some knowledge about the origin of Nikolai and that was kind of lame and out of nowhere in my opinion.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and I can’t wait to read the next one because I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!
My Book Rating
4/5 Book World
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Published on May 17, 2020 by Balzer + Bray
Copy Read: Hardcover