Well hello there.
This is my first book review! Yay! Bear with me. I don’t know what I’m doing. 🙂
So why choose The Crown’s Game as a first book review you might ask. Well because I just finished The Crown’s Fate, which is the book 2 of The Crown’s Game so I thought I better review it while it was still fresh in my mind.
So the Crown’s Game was written by Evelyn Skye.
Side note: You know how book readers are like loyal to authors?! And they’re all like, “Oh it’s a Ronald McDonald. It must be good.” Yea, not me. 99% of the time I don’t know the author of the book I’m reading. Maybe that makes me not worthy of reviewing books but all I know is that I love reading and I feel I have a certain genre that I prefer and I don’t care which amazingly creative person developed this in their head, I just read.
Anyway, The Crown’s Game. First of all, I have to be honest. I am one of those people that if I don’t get into the book early on, I will put it down and most likely will not pick it back up. I know, I know. I feel like there is an unwritten rule when you’re reading a not-so-interesting-book, you have to give it at least 100 pages. But life is short and there are a billion books that I must read and 100 pages is kind of a lot so if I’m not into the book, I don’t really feel guilty for giving up.
SPOILER: I did that with 50 Shades Freed. I’m sure you’re gasping right now. But I gave it my all. I didn’t have much left to read. I don’t know. I got bored. It slowed down for me. I made the “mistake” of putting it down and I never looked at it again. I had to find out how it ended through the movie.
I did that with this book. I began reading it and read like, I don’t know, 10 pages or so. There are books that get me hooked from like the first couple of pages and those get me so excited. This wasn’t the book. I left it. Read like 1462875939 other books and decided to give it a second shot. I’m happy to report that I’m glad I did. I enjoyed it. I wasn’t blown away but I really liked.
I am going to do my hardest to not give out any spoilers!! But if you’re not a fan of magic, this isn’t the book for you.
So The Crown’s Game is set in the 1800’s in Russia, (Random fact: I’m 100% Russian) therefore Tsars and Tsarinas were still in play. So kingdoms would often have an Enchanter that they would have on their side in order to better protect their nations. Usually there is only one Enchanter alive at one point of time. The Tsar’s son, Pasha, was next in line to be the leader and his sister, Yuliana, pushed that they definitely needed to get an Enchanter because Pasha will need all the help he can get when the time came. Well somehow, someway, two Enchanters were alive at the same time and were being trained by two different mentors unbeknownst to each other, Vika and Nikolai. Vika was raised on an island by her mentor and her father away from civilization. Nikolai was picked by his mentor out of a village and raised near the kingdom which lead to him and Pasha becoming best friends.
Anyway, only one Enchanter can exist and serve the Tsar and his kingdom. In order to pick the worthy Enchanter, there must be The Crown’s Game. So Vika and Nikolai go head to head and use their magic to try and win the game.
A little spoiler but not really because you know there has to be romance in every book. There is a love triangle. But nothing rated-R. This is a pretty kid-friendly book. There is like one kiss. This is definitely like a PG version of a YA book.
So in conclusion. There is lots and lots of magic.
When I read a book, I always try to imagine how would a movie look and honestly I don’t think it’ll ever become one. It would need a lot of special effects. Some of the magic I even had a hard time imagining. But who knows, maybe someday and that would be awesome! I love watching movies based on books.
So again, I liked it. It made me want to read the second. But it does start out slow. Give it a little time.
So I’m going to leave it at that! Please, please give me some feedback on my first review. Did it make you want to read it or even not want to read it if it’s not your type of book. Should have I included anything else?