The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2)
by Jodi Meadows
Source: eARC provided by The Publisher.
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.
I don’t think I have something new to say about The Mirror King, I believe everybody knows how awesome this book was.
The Orphan Queen was my first book by Jodi Meadow and though I really liked it, there’s no doubt, at least for me, that the second book was so much better!
I’m absolutely in love with the world building, the characters, the plot and Jodi’s writing.
And one of my favorite things about this book was romance, that’s really surprising for me!
You know, I have a big problem with impossible romances, and how sometimes the characters are so reckless they put lives in danger or put their objectives at risk for love, but these characters had their responsibilities very clear, and I loved that. I always wanted to read a love story like that. It was different from many books I read.
Like I said, I think everything’s been said. The Orphan Queen and The Mirror King are MUST READ. They have all you need in a good fantasy series: Great characters, an amazing and magical world-building, some unexpected twists and turns, a mid-blowing ending and a swoon worthy romance.
The Mirror King was a brilliant conclusion to this beautiful duology!