Monday, May 29, 2017

Book Review: The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye book cover and review
After absolutely loving The Crown's GameI must admit a little disappointment in the sequel, The Crown's Fate.

It may have something to do with my reading mood?  It took me forever to read The Crown's Fate, and I really thought it dragged, especially during the first half. I started about a week before the release date, and it took me at least 12 days to read it! (Hence, the late review.)

One of the things I liked most about The Crown's Game was the characters.  I fell in love with them and struggled with their dilemmas.  In The Crown's Fate, I didn't really like Pasha, Vika, or Nikolai.  They were all wishy-washy, changing allegiances and, in general, working against each other most of the time. There's almost no romance.  Not that it's required for me to enjoy a story, but I felt this book needed some.

And I guess when a book is about magic, one can expect magic to save the day (over and over again.) I don't know why this didn't bother me in the first book, but it just seemed like they just kept coming up with better magic tricks to save the day.

I haven't really talked much about the plot, but you can read the blurb and get that.  Suffice it to say, it's a battle for the throne. The battle at the end was epic (and, of course, magic filled.) The ending was happily satisfying.

I'm glad I read it--I just think the beginning could have used some editing. I think my teens will enjoy it too.

Published by Balzer + Bray, May 16, 2017.
eARC obtained from Edelweiss
432 pages

Rating: 3.5/5

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  1. These days I am torn about reading books that I feel like I am going to rank under a 4 out of 5. I start to wonder if I should just abandon them and find something good. There are so many good books out there.

    1. I'm feeling some of that too. I've not finished three different books lately. When it's a sequel (and my teens are in love with the series) I tend to stick it out.

  2. Oh dang. I just got this book for my library. The first book in the series hasn't really caught on in the library but I was hoping that with a sequel more people would be interested in starting it.

    1. My book club read the first book, so I really wanted to read this. I'm curious to see what they think (next year!)

  3. It took me a long time to get through it too. I thought maybe that was just me and my reading mood at the time, but maybe not.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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