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.
Ok first off if your not a cliff hanger kind of person then you might want to wait to read this tell book two comes out sometimes in 2016 cause that a long time to wait but i waited several years on some authors so i ok with a the cliff hanger but just a warning up front. Now to my review i loved this book i have a thing i guess for princesses who have lost their kingdomes and need to take them back. You toss in some magic, a bit of intrigue some love and i am hooked. I loved snow like ashes, the key, throne of glass yeah i am a sucker for this type of plot line but we all have a our likes. Jodi meadows has hooked me and i ready for 2016 right now so i can read more and of course i think i got even more torture for this one cause i got an arc but it was only a sample so i had to read that tiny teaser then wait tell i could get the actual book several months later. So in a nutshell basically The Orphan Queen is amazing, its gripping, it will rip your heart out in the best possible way. I always know I’m reading a great book when I find myself thinking about it even when I’m not reading. I grabbed this book every chance I could get and didn’t want to put it down. If you’re a fan of epic fantasy novels that introduce you to a world and story unlike anything you’ve ever read before, then I can guarantee you’ll love this book. It’s the first exciting installment of what is sure to be a new YA fantasy classic!