Author: Jodi Meadows
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Source: ALA Midwinter
Age Group: Young Adult
Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right. HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.
I think this was one of the most exciting grabs that I was able to get while at ALA Midwinter. (Yes I know ALA Midwinter was almost six months ago). I was told by multiple people to read the first installment and after scarfing that down in a couple days, this book was all that was on my mind. Whoever the lady was that handed me this copy, I love you.
The book picks up right where we left off in The Orphan Queen with us wondering if Tobiah is alive or dead...seriously when that was the end of book one I was in tears because the author left us to wonder.
Wil's identity is revealed and now is her time to show the people how much of a queen she really is. I feel that with her secret being revealed there were so many more obstacles she had to overcome but with each obstacle accomplished, she proved not only to the people but to herself that she was meant to be queen.
Jodi Meadows writes so many crazy twists, turns, and deaths in this novel. There were moments where I had to put the book down to reel in my thoughts and allow a moment to take in what I had just read.
Overall Jodi Meadows caught my attention with The Orphan Queen but she stole my heart with The Mirror King. This book was everything I needed and I am awaiting to see where Jodi Meadows takes us next but I know I will be happily waiting.
I give this book 5 souls!