Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 5: The Crown's Fate, by Evelyn Skye

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

 The Crown's Fate
(The Crown's Game, Book 2)
Hardcover, 432 pages 
 Balzer + Bray
May 16, 2017
Fantasy, Historical Fiction, 
 Romance, Young Adult Fiction

Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

Why I can't wait for this one!

I missed the first book in this series when it was released.....but I'm well aware that it was a HUGE hit! Besides, the cover was GORGEOUS! Well, I LOVE this cover, too! And anything set in Imperial Russia (I ADORE Leigh Bardugo!!) will get me all excited and cheering for sure!! So I'm now catching the train with this second book!!

Here's the first book in the series!!

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  1. I haven't read the first book in this series, but I am DYING to and this second book just looks AMAZING! I love the cover too, and the premise sounds incredible :) Hope you enjoy!
    Amazing pick!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Yeah, I'm dying to read it, too!! I LOVE those covers, and the plots of both books are indeed AMAZING!! I just know I'll enjoy reading them both!!

      Glad you liked my pick!! Thanks for the enthusiastic comment!! <3 :)

  2. Hey Maria -

    The fact that this is set in Imperial Russia makes the series sound very unique. There is so much uniformity in this genre that it is nice to see that an author is doing things a little differently.

    I also like both book covers a lot.

    Have great week!

    1. Hey, Brian!

      That's precisely the main reason I'm interested in this series -- the fact that it's set in Imperial Russia. There's another fantasy series with the same setting, too, written by Leigh Bardugo. It's known as The Grisha Trilogy. I've only read the first book -- "Shadow and Bone" -- and need to continue with the other two. Of course, there are differences between the two series, but both do have the same setting.

      Those book covers are GREAT! I like how the buildings have been arranged to form a crown!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! :) :) :)

  3. I've not read this series but it sounds pretty interesting and I don't think I've read a book set in Russia. I really need to branch out. I always liked the cover of the first book but I LOVE this cover. I hope you like them both when you finally get to them.

    Hope you're having an awesome week!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Oh, this DEFINITELY sounds very interesting! The Grisha Trilogy, of which I've only read the first book, "Shadow and Bone", is also set in Imperial Russia.

      Yes, both covers are GREAT! I can't decide which one I like best, though. Lol.

      I know I'll LOVE these books when I get to them!

      Hope you're having an awesome week, too!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  4. I'm also excited for this one! Wishing that I'd received an ARC of it like I did of the first one, but oh well. Great pick!
    Check out my Can't Wait Wednesday Post

    1. Hi, Lisa!

      I'm so glad you like this one, too!! But I do hope you're able to get an ARC of it!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  5. I also adore Leigh Bardugo, and I LOVE The Crown's Game and The Crown's Fate--both amazing books that I hope you read and love :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Hi, Brittany!

      Oh, you adore Leigh Bardugo, too? SQUEEEEEE!!! I've only read "Shadow and Bone", but I do want to get to the other two! And these two books by Evelyn Skye look just as AWESOME as Bardugo's books!! I just know I'll love them, too!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  6. This one is on my list too, although I still need to read the first book. I need to do that soon. It's just sitting on my shelf patiently waiting. :)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. Hi, Tressa!

      Yup, I need to read the first book, too!! Lol. It's not sitting on my shelves, though, so I do need to get it. Gotta do that VERY soon!!

      Thanks for commenting back!! <3 <3 :) :)


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