Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #30

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1) : Evelyn Skye
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016


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.

Why am I so intrigued in this book? Well, not only because the relationship dynamic of this book seems so intricate, but also because I love Russian culture. I hope The Crown's Game doesn't disappoint - because I need a new fantasy to fangirl about! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Assassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart #1) by Sarah Ahiers
Publication Date: February 2, 2016


Assassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart, #1)In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down. Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

This book sounds amazing and right up my alley!  I absolutely love books with assassin's because typically, they're always strong and tough--which is just how I like my lead characters.  This book seems like it will be action packed and a great new fantasy novel!


  1. OOh nice picks! Been seeing these two around a bit lately! Kinda curious about them now! LOL!

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  2. I can't wait for both of these! The Crown's Game Russian setting is fascinating for me because I haven't read many books set in Russia. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out! And me too! :) Here's my WOW

  3. I can't wait for both of these either! They both sounds amazing. :)