Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Crown's Game Blog Tour: Playlist + Giveaway!

I'm absurdly excited today to be a part of the promotional tour for The Crown's Game, the debut novel from author Evelyn Skye! I feel like you guys might be tired of me going on and on about my love for YA Fantasy, but I can't help it. This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I can't wait to dive in. To help you guys get in the right mood for this tale of magic, secrets and of course thrones, Evelyn was so nice as to put together a playlist. I hope you guys enjoy, and be sure and check out the bottom of the post for all the details on a fantastic giveaway!


“All or Nothing” – audiomachine

“Centuries” – FallOut Boy

“What You Want” – Evanescence

“Long Way Down” – Robert DeLong

“Nightlight” – Silversun Pickups

“The Rat” – The Walkmen

“All the Right Places” – OneRepublic

“All of the Stars” – Ed Sheeran

“Paralyzed” – Against the Current

“Black Sun” – Death Cab for Cutie

“I Don’t Love You” – My Chemical Romance

“In the End” – Linkin Park

“The Only Exception” – Paramore

“Just Watch the Fireworks” – Jimmy Eat World

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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.


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Evelyn Skye 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 she isn't writing, Evelyn 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. THE CROWN’S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.

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One lucky winner will receive a custom THE CROWN'S GAME necklace (similar to the photo above) made by Tales of a Ravenous Reader. Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway is open to US addresses only. 

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  1. Ooo I love that play list Jenny!

  2. Ooooh, LOVE the playlist! It's making me even more curious about the book!

    1. Doesn't it? I can't wait to start this one Pili!

  3. My Chemical Romance! Love, love. :)

    1. I'm a big fan of this playlist in general:)

  4. Awesome playlist! I can't wait to read this book!

  5. I'm not sure about this book yet, I don't know if it's for me, but I'm loving that playlist! Lots of bands that I used to listen to during my angsty teenage days: Paramanore, Evanescence, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy. It certainly brings back memories! :)
    Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

    1. I'll be sure to let you know how I fare Nick, I have high hopes:)

  6. Fantastic playlist! The novel sounds interesting, I added it to my wishlist.

  7. Nice playlist! Love those songs. I have this book, so hopefully I'll get to it soon.

  8. Oh my goodness, yes! I'm at the very end of this and it's absolutely delish, I think you'll adore it Jenny! The playlist is perfection, I think she nailed it on these choices!