Waiting on Wednesday is a topic hosted by Breaking the Spine, where bloggers post about books that they are looking forward to being published in the near future 🙂
The Crown’s Game is a YA novel that takes place in Russia, and surrounds a competition between a young man and woman who are vying for the right to be the Tsar’s Imperial Enchanter and Advisor. However, complications begin when a love triangle arises between the competitors and the heir to the throne. While the principal players are working through the competition and these new relationships, the empire continues to be threatened, and is in jeopardy of crumbling.
So this is a novel I am being very hopefully optimistic about. On one hand, I read a review on Goodreads that said this book reminded them of a cross between Anastasia and The Night Circus. Which makes me think I will probably burn through this book in two seconds flat. However, I am a little wary of the love triangle aspect of this story. I’m hoping that plenty of attention will still be given to the setting and magical aspects of this novel. Regardless, I cannot wait for May to get here so that I can finally get a chance to experience The Crown’s Game for myself 🙂
The Crown’s Game is published by Balzer and Bray, and comes out on May 17th, 2016.