Published by Katherine Tegen Books on April 5th 2016
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.
Let’s take a moment to remember the emotions and tissues needed at the end of The Orphan Queen.
Book two is almost here and I was so lucky to have the chance to read the arc. The Orphan Queen left us all with so many questions and wondering what was going to happen to our beloved Tobiah. I remember finishing The Orphan Queen and just crying. It took me a while to recover from my feelings, and things didn’t change this time around. The amount of emotion and feelings in this book is absolutely perfect. A great combination mixed together that’s going to have you raving about it for a long time.
The world in both of these books is incredible. I never found myself to be getting tired of it in the first or the second book. It easily was pictured in my mind, and even now I can still see the mirrors in my mind.
Wil is one hell of a woman. A lot of important decisions have fallen into her hands, and she’s striving to be the leader that her people need. She knows what’s important to her and what she needs to do to make sure things get done. She is fighting to make sure that in the end everything is the way it should be in her kingdom. She’s strong and determined. It takes a lot to bring her down. It’s her strength which helps her push through all of the turmoil going on in the world around her.
Tobiah and Wil are at the top of my OTP list. One of the reasons being that you wanted them together so much but the book wasn’t saturated and overfilled with romance. It had the perfect amount sprinkled through and was well worth the wait. Would James and Wil have been awesome? Absolutely. But in the end, I think Wil is with the perfect person.
James. All I can say is, what a hero. My heart still hurts. That plot twist at the end caused me so much pain and happiness all at once. Both him and Wraith boy are my favorites of all the characters. My husband walked in on me while reading this part and he slowly backed away and left me to my overflowing emotions.
Speaking of the ending let’s talk about how perfectly this book ended. From how it ends without you having any questions, to that amazing list that you’re going to read about and it’s going to make you cry even harder. It wrapped up this adventure and story so well.
Jodi did an incredible job with this duology and all of the novellas that come along with it. I highly recommend you read this and make sure you have some tissues too. Trust me – It’s worth your tears.
I can’t wait to see what comes next from Jodi. The Fallen Isles trilogy can not get here fast enough!
BIO: 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.
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