Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Tsar's Guard Parade - and Giveaway!

Hello, lovely readers! Today I'm featuring The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye, one of Harper's upcoming debut fantasy novels! I'll be reading it later in the month. I've had the pleasure of being a part of the author's Tsar's Guard, and I'm excited to help promote her book. 

About the Book:

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
Book One of The Crown's Game series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 17, 2016

Official Summary: 

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.

About the Author:

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN'S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at www.evelynskye.com and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.

The Giveaway:

1 winner will receive an ARC of THE CROWN’S GAME.  International.


  1. This is another one that I'm excited about. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'll be reading this one later, too! It sounds like a great book!

  3. I am really excited for you to read this book! I need your assessment. I've heard both triangle and no triangle and is there a cliffy? I want to know whether to invest now or hold off. You shall get to the bottom of it for me :)

    1. I hear there is a love triangle that *I* won't like. D: But I'm only now hearing of this. I'll definitely still be reading this one, just, err, not as excited. I was supposed to read it for this Parade post, but couldn't motivate myself to do it. I'll try again next week!

      And I'll definitely let you know, Lauren. :D

  4. Gorgeous post Alyssa. <3 Yay for sharing about this book :D You must read it soon so that I will know if it is awful, lol :D I do have the eARC. <3 So curious about it. Becky is loving it, so I think I will too. Hopefully :) Hope you'll love it too. <3

    1. I think I'm reading it after the one I'm currently reading! I will let you know for sure. :D


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