Wednesday, 14 September 2016

{Review} The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows

22909838Posted by Donna
Release Date: April 5th, 2016
Finished Date: December 22nd, 2015
Publishers: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Source: For Review
Format: eARC
Pages: 480
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / The Book Depo 
 
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.

The Review: The Mirror King is the sequel and final piece to Jodie Meadow’s The Orphan Queen. I really enjoyed The Orphan Queen when I read it last year, even though I had a few issues with the story I did enjoy it enough to dive back into this world with the sequel.

The Mirror King starts where The Orphan Queen ended and Wil, the lost princess who has hidden magic gifts that she needs to use in order to heal Tobiah after he was shot by Patrick. Wil’s magic has grown and the aftermath of her creating the wraith boy is now her responsibly to keep him tame under control along with trying to find Patrick and prevent him from doing any further damage. 

Wil is a great character and as she has grown over the series you can really see what type of Queen she will be when she finally has the chance to reclaim her kingdom. It’s in her blood to protect as many people as possible including her Ospreys. I love how willing she is to sacrifice everything for everyone else. 

Wil and Tobiah’s relationship is a tricky one but one that I was constantly rooting for nonetheless. Wil is conflicted with her relationship with Tobiah because she dislikes him as the Prince but definitely has feelings for him when he’s Black Knife. Me, I like Tobiah/Black Knife any way shape or form. It was definitely interesting reading about their relationship and I have to admit it’s probably the main reason for me enjoying this series so much. 

The Mirror King was a great sequel – one that is jam packed with action, suspense, magic and danger and of course I can’t forget the slow burning romance. If you love YA fantasy then I’d recommend adding this series to your TBR lists. 

Thank you to Katherine Tegan Books for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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