The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

OQWilhelmina 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.

SOURCE:  ARC from publisher (THANK YOU!!!!)

Character Highlights –

Wil:  I adored her so much.  She actually surprised me when she stood up for not only herself but for her people.  Loved that she was so much stronger than I expected.

The Black Knife: Yeah, I’m all over this one.  He made me all swoony just by touching her arm.  HER ARM PEOPLE.

Overall Thoughts:  The ending.  THE ENDING.  Blogger buzz is a blessing and a curse at the same time.  When everyone is telling you to read a book you definitely take notice but at some point you get tired of all the talk and wonder if the book with live up to the hype.  Heck, you are probably debating if you even want to read it anymore.  For me?  Yes, yes I did and thankfully the buzz was on point for this one.  I felt I was given a unique fantasy that didn’t over complicate the story with too many crazy names, locations, etc but focused on certain elements of fantasy that was enough to keep the reader drawn in but not bogged down with trying to remember an encyclopedia of information.  It does end in a cliffhanger and I can tell you that book two is VERY high on my wish list right now.  Beautiful!  This is a definite must for your fantasy collection!!!

4/5

kiki

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One thought on “The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

  1. Candice March 26, 2015 at 9:27 am Reply

    I’m glad this one lives up to the hype!!! You’re definitely right about how hype can be both a blessing and a curse, but so far I have yet to see anything negative about this book from the bloggers I really rely upon for recs! Can’t WAIT to read it! 🙂

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