Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WOW: What I'm waiting on this week

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

From Goodreads:

The Crown's Game


4.07 of 5 stars
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 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 orph
an, 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.


From Goodreads:

Ollie and the Wind

Hardcover32 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Random House Australia
4.0 of 5 stars
A beautifully told story about ingenuity and friendship from a wonderful new author-illustrator talent
Ollie and the Wind is about a small boy who lives—seemingly alone—on an island. The wind keeps stealing away Ollie’s hat and his scarf—but is the wind naughty, or does it just want to play?


Barb said...

This is a popular choice this week so a lot of people must have high hopes for it. I hope you really enjoy it when it finally gets released.

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice! Just saw this a few blogs back! Starting to get more intrigued now! LOL!

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Jackie said...

I will definitely be adding The Crown's Game to my TBR list;)

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Renee said...

Great picks ~ both of them! Adding The Crown's Game to my list. Happy reading!

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