Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review: The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows
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.
In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.
Publishes in US:  April 5th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: ya fantasy
Source: Harper teen via Edelweiss
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? Yes.  The Orphan Queen #2
The Hidden Prince (The Orphan Queen, #0.1) Published June 2nd 2015 by Epic Reads Impulse
The Glowing Knight (The Orphan Queen, #0.2) Expected publication: September 1st 2015
The Burning Hand (The Orphan Queen, #0.3) Published December 1st 2015)
The Black Knife (The Orphan Queen, #0.4) Published March 1st 2016)

My review of Orphan Queen

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    I wanted to read  Mirror King because I enjoyed Orphan Queen. I liked Wil's character and even though I had a bit of hard time with the politic end of the story (my fault in fantasy not the writer's). 

   Mirror King started right where are orphan Queen left off. it started right into the action after the Prince was shot. I was able to remember dinner things as she describes what's going on but there was still a lot that I didn't remember because you know how book amnesia goes.

   Wilhelmina, our main character was torn, she'd just learned that the Prince and the black hand, the one that she'd partnered with as vigilante. Now she is out in the open since she used magic to help remove the arrow and had wraigth boy under her command.

   Honestly I ended up not liking this one as much. I feel like it focused even more so on the politics than the last one and that sort of fantasy writing just doesn't keep my attention as well.

    The plot did take some surprising turns and I think there are just wasn't as much romance in this one it was more fighting and the action and trying to figure out what to do with the magic users and trying to fight off the wraight.

    I skimmed through quite a bit of it because I still wanted to know what happened regardless of not being as into some of the plot details. I still like Wil a lot. she was smart strong and she tried to do what she saw in her eyes as right and she was still fighting for her kingdom and for them to live free of threats and free from the wraight.

   At about 80% the book it really picked up and got my attention. I liked how it wrapped up and finished the story lines. 

Bottom Line: Not as good for me as first, but liked the ending a lot.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Ever caught between what she wants and what is right

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