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Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

March 2nd, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Source: Received for review

Publication date: March 10, 2015

Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the book:

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.

Review

This is going to be a relatively short review as I really am having a hard time putting into words what I felt when I finished this book.  I’ve had to sit and think about the review for this book for awhile now because I have such mixed feelings over it. The book was totally engrossing and I did want to pick it up every free reading moment I had. That said I can’t really give it a 4 or 5 star rating because while I loved the story and found the Black Knife I never truly came to like Wilhelmina. Even though she was kick ass at forgery and fighting I still felt she came across as a weak character. I could totally relate to why the Ospreys gravitated more towards Patrick than Wilhelmina. I’m hoping she will grow more in book 2 because I adore Jodi Meadows writing and the world she has built here.

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