ARC REVIEW:The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

ARC REVIEW:The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn SkyeThe Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2) by Evelyn Skye
Published by Balzer + Bray on May 16th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 400

Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.
Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.
Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.
For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.
With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

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The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

Some of you know how I feel about this book, It’s quick disappointing. Man! I really wanted to love this book. I really did, I loved The Crown’s Game, I had anticipated this book since last year. I feel conflicted about the ending, I feel like the message was just wrong.
I mean, I get it! You have to forgive but holy crap, dude. NOT after what went down. There are just certain things that can’t be forgiven and repercussions have to be taken.

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The Crown’s Fate was a good story to a point, for me. In all seriousness, this book could’ve ended at half point. There were some things that I felt were just thrown into the story just for filler.
Like, there’s this certain part that I thought was a mistake. Which wasn’t, but I was confused the whole time while reading it, because it wasn’t explained and when it was it was so vague and quick.
I also felt like there really wasn’t’ a lot of magic happening in this story. It was basically parties, falling petals in the sky and characters dealing with their feels.
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Some of the characters involved throughout the book I really can’t go into or I’ll give stuff away. But some grow and learn about themselves, Others finally reveal who they truly felt about others, which I was total surprise about. But one character, I felt didn’t get a great ending, I felt that this person was forced into doing what they did because they were scared and manipulated, I felt it was unsolved and wished there was more to that character.

The plot was engaging at points. I felt the story was only plot-driven because I was eager and wanted to see where the whole plot was going. But to be fair, It was a bit disappointing.
I guess I was looking for more magic, war and even revenge maybe? It was a slow, sad and at times boring read.

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For myself, the ending wasn’t satisfying, I feel like the ending was quickly wrapped up. When throughout the whole story it was being built up to finally have a mediocre ending. (ran out of steam) Like I said above what happens at the end shouldn’t have been justified. I feel like this book is basically saying. No matter what bad things you do in life. It’s ok, you can be forgiving and everything will be ok.
Well, you know what in certain books and depending on the situation sure, I love that message. However, this particular story no. I just can’t agree with it, I can’t recommend this book to my students there’s just no way. I’m basically approving the message and I’m not comfortable with that.

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Have anyone read this book yet? what are your thoughts?


About Evelyn Skye

Evelyn Skye is the New York Times bestselling author of THE CROWN’S GAME (out now!) and THE CROWN’S FATE (May 16, 2017). She was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When Evelyn isn’t writing, she can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies.

Posted May 26, 2017 by Helena Reads in Reviews / 3 Comments

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3 responses to “ARC REVIEW:The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

  1. Yes, so sad that I didn’t like this one as much as The Crown’s Game, which I adored. I totally agree about the ending, and I just didn’t like the fact that there weren’t more limitations to the magic like in the first. Dang!

  2. I wasn’t really a fan of The Crown’s Game so I was iffy about whether I wanted to read The Crown’s Fate but after seeing a lot of really meh or negative reviews including this one, I think I’m just going to skip it because it doesn’t sound that appealing to me! Thanks for the warning!

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