Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Waiting on Wednesday #7: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I created the image above from a photo I took, and any other blog may use it if they link back to Gwen & Kate’s Library!

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Series: The Orphan Queen, Book 1

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction

Description: 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.

Gwen’s Comments: I read Incarnate by Jodi Meadows earlier this year, and had mixed feelings about it (see my review). However, I have high hopes for this one — how can it not be awesome when the main character’s name is Wilhelmina? For more information, see Jodi Meadow’s website.

Publication Date: March 10th, 2015

This is a pretty popular upcoming book. What do you think? Are you excited for its release?


6 comments on “Waiting on Wednesday #7: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

  1. Molly Mortensen
    September 24, 2014

    Ooh that sounds really cool! Maybe she’s grown as an author and learned from her mistakes. I’m hoping so anyway! Magic, thieves, princesses, I have to read this!

    • gwenkate
      September 24, 2014

      Have you read Incarnate or Jodi Meadow’s other books? What did you think (it seems you didn’t like it very much)? I’m hoping this one will be better too! ~Gwen

      • Molly Mortensen
        September 24, 2014

        No, I have read it, sorry for the confusion. I was referring to your review.

  2. In the Hammock
    September 24, 2014

    oooh i’ve seen this one before, and it definitely looks awesome!

  3. Molly Mortensen
    September 24, 2014

    *Haven’t read it.* (Stupid phone!) I mean how you said it was too slow paced, I hope this one has more action!

    • gwenkate
      September 25, 2014

      Ha ha — thanks for referring to my previous review (I’m surprised anyone actually reads them!), and yes, I hope this one is written in the same beautiful way, but paced a little faster. ~Gwen

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