October 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: My Lady Jane and The Crown's Game

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

My Lady Jane
by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Goodreads' description:

"For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey.

Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.

Lady Jane Grey might well be my favourite queen in history, for the very reason that she totally did not want to be queen. Like, from what I understand anyway, she would have been so happy anywhere else. I'm not sure exactly what tone this retelling is going to take — it looks like it will be a little less historically accurate, a little more entertainment value (with a fantastical element?)...maybe kind of like the TV show Reign?

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

Goodreads' description:

"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.
A duel to the death between magicians who are falling in love? What could go wrong? (Except possibly the love triangle... please, do the love triangle well!) Also, that cover of the Russian city skyline doubling as a crown is genius.
What books are you waiting for?

1 comment:

  1. My Lady Jane sounds super interesting. Plus I'm always on the look out for new historical fiction books.


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