Published by Harper Collins on March 10th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Adventure, intrigue, and romance combine in a new fantasy duology from Incarnate series author Jodi Meadows.
When Princess Wilhelmina was a child, the Indigo Kingdom invaded her homeland. Ten years later, Wil and the other noble children who escaped are ready to fight back and reclaim Wil's throne. To do so, Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate the Indigo Kingdom palace with hopes of gathering information that will help them succeed.
But Wil has a secret—one that could change everything. Although magic has been illegal for a century, she knows her ability could help her save her kingdom. But magic creates wraith, and the deadly stuff is moving closer and destroying the land. And if the vigilante Black Knife catches her using magic, she may disappear like all the others. . . .
The Orphan Queen delivers epic fantasy, perfect for fans of Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
THAT ENDING GOT ME LIKE OH MY GOD. What a cliffhanger HAHA. But yes, for the past few days, a bunch of my friends have been nagging at me to read this book because apparently, its next book, The Mirror King, is pretty awesome too.
But MAN, I wish I had read this book a long time ago because it’s serious￼ amazing. SERIOUSLY. I completely ADORE Wilhelmina since the first page, because she has such a caring nature. The way she took care of the little kids, sigh. And then there’s the fact that she’s strong, but she never uses her strength to kill people. Not even those that she perceived as wrong.
And then, there is the Black Knife. The moment I heard his name, I knew, I just knew that I would fall in love with this mysterious guy. He was charming and something like a vigilante. And after watching Arrow, I kinda have a thing for vigilantes HAHA.
The whole story was about Wil wanting to claim back her throne from the people who had her parents murdered. Throughout the whole story though, you will kinda learn to trust/distrust some people. And I loved reading about how Wil’s character actually developed into MORE than just a princess wanting to take back her kingdom.
I felt that it was easy to connect with her character and her every thoughts. Even though she really wanted revenge, you could see that she has that humanity in her that wouldn’t want ANYONE to be hurt, at all.
I honestly cannot think about anything bad regarding this book, except maybe that ENDING. HAHA. I really need the next book, but maybe I’ll preoccupy my time with the little novellas in the meantime 😉