Posted by The YA Book Traveler , Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:34 PM
TITLE: The Orphan Queen
AUTHOR: Jodi Meadows
SERIES: The Orphan Queen #1
PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books
THE ORPHAN QUEEN
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.
She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.
She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others,
Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
My Thoughts 5 STARS!!!!
Well, first off I was invited to participate in The Orphan Queen Character Reveal Blog Tour, thanks Alexa Loves Books! Here is my post for that. AND I WAS SUPER EXCITED TO BE INVITED!
I WAS SO NERVOUS! I had been promoting this book HARD because Jodi Meadows is super hilarious but I hadn't actually read the book yet. So, I was hoping beyond all hope that I loved this book. I had a few other super anticipated books that didn't hit the mark for me and I was getting nervous. BUT there was no need to worry.
THE ORPHAN QUEEN IS FANTASTIC! It really was just as good as everyone said.
What I loved:
I've decided these three elements together make the perfect book. (Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is like this too!)
Wilhelmina has been trying to take back her kingdom that had been overthrown by the neighboring Indigo Kingdom. She infiltrates the Indigo Palace as a spy in order to gain information to help get her kingdom back. Along the way she meets Black Knife who is a vigilante in the kingdom who captures those who use magic. Magic has been outlawed and those who use it and are caught are never seen again.
The book is full of wonderful characters, exciting and thrilling moments, and wonderful humor.
Wilhelmina: Wil never gives up. That's what I love about her character. She'll do whatever she needs to do to take care of those in her kingdom. She doesn't play the victim card from the pain of her past but uses her pain to spur her to continue her mission.
Black Knife. Oh Black Knife.....swoon my heart. He's so amazing. Just read the book so you know what I mean....
READ THIS BOOK, BUY THIS BOOK, READ THIS BOOK AGAIN! The Orphan Queen is by far my favorite 2015 book so far.
Novellas COMING SOON!
The Hidden Prince - June 2, 2015
The Glowing Knight - September 1, 2015
I'm also part of the #SarahSquad fan club on Twitter for Jodi. It's a joke because there are so many Sara(h)'s who follow Jodi. Anyone welcome!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen).
* A Kippy is a cat.
I decided to buy an autographed copy of The Orphan Queen from Books of Wonder in NYC, soooooo I'll give away my copy!
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