The Crown's Game

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Captivating tale of competing magicians in 1825 Russia.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

A nice magical read!

This was a really good book. The underlying there is imperial Russia. Great story line and some excellent, creative magical elements. I enjoyed this book. I believe it is fine for most tweens and teens!

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age 12+

Great read!

This is another novel that feels like The Hunger Games in that it has an intense game that must be played and someone will be responsible for taking someone's life to end it. In this book, the Russian Tsar must enact an ancient ritual game to determine who the next Enchantress for the kingdom will be. Of course there are two potential candidates, Vika and Nikolai, who will fight to the death to earn their place with the Tsar. Their secret magical battle will determine who wins. Family ties and friendships complicate the matter and it all comes to a head at the end of the novel. Compared to other books out, there is relatively little language or sexual content...and a few scenes where the boys are drinking in a Tavern. Other than that, there is action and magic and a love triangle that will be sure to please fans of this kind of literature.

Book Details

  • Author: Evelyn Skye
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy, History
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • Publication date: May 17, 2016
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 17
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 13, 2017

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