Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

Here is where I share with you my anticipation for upcoming books! Breaking the Spine has introduced me to this and I am super excited to get to participate. Please feel free to comment what books you are looking forward to as well!!

Synopsis: Vika Andreyev 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 Russian - 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. 

Doesn't the synopsis sound amazing? I've been waiting long and hard for this release and yet it is still so far! Also, look at that cover! It was released recently and I've been drooling over it. What I find the most intriguing about this novel is that it is a mixture of historical Russia and fantasy. "... star - crossed lovers battle in a lush, magical version of tsarist Russia in 1825." 

Amazing, take my money now. The Crown's Game is published May 17th, 2016