I think duologies are my favorite thing right now, especially in YA. You don’t have to wait YEARS for the conclusion (love/hate waiting really tho). Originally I started reading The Orphan Queen over a year ago. I was once again falling in love with another of Jodi’s stories (if you haven’t read Incarnate series yet GET ON IT! I mean they are all out now so you have no excuse). I got about 75% into The Orphan Queen and I was like THIS IS SO AWESOME WIL IS SUCH A BADASS. But then the internet had to go ruin my fun. No one spoiled the book but EVERYONE who finished was shouting CLIFFHANGER! I hate cliffhangers. OK hate is not the right word…I just hate the wait between cliffhanger and next book. Since everyone kept talking about the brutal cliffhanger I stopped reading. Yes I totally have it in me to just STOP. I would rather leave a book unfinished then wait after a cliffhanger. So wait I did until a copy of The Mirror King was placed in my hands. I went back a re-read what I had already read and instantly jumped into The Mirror King upon finishing.
Why am I telling you this story? Well because you are lucky enough to not need agonize between reading book 1 and book 2 because BOOK 2 IS OUT TODAY!! Get yourself to your local bookstore (or library!!) and pick up a copy of not only Orphan Queen but also Mirror King! Also if either establishments don’t have said books you should totally request them to get a copy for optimum consumption.
OR!!! You can enter my giveaway below for an ebook of The Orphan Queen so you too can experience the awesome that is a Jodi story.
ABOUT THE ORPHAN QUEEN SERIES
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.
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.
ABOUT JODI MEADOWS
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 ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), and a coauthor of the forthcoming MY LADY JANE (HarperTeen). Visit her at http://www.jodimeadows.com
*A Kippy is a cat.