Blog Tour: The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows: Review + Giveaway!!!

Posted April 4, 2016 by Nori in Blog Tour/ Blitzes, Book Reviews, Giveaway / 24 Comments

Blog Tour: The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows: Review + Giveaway!!!The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2) by Jodi Meadows
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 544
Format: Physical ARC
Source: Conference
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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.

I bet you’re not surprised to see me featuring The Mirror King on my blog! If you are surprised, check out my review of The Orphan Queen, and you’ll understand why I NEEDED to feature this book.

REVIEW

I tried putting my thoughts on The Mirror King into words, but it just didn’t go well. Have you ever read a book like that? A book that is just so amazing that you can’t do it justice with words. I guess the best way to describe The Mirror King is that it’s a book that steals your heart, twists it, makes you cry out in pain, then feeds your heart love and makes it swell up with happiness.

Anyways, I’m not quite sure if that made sense, so I’ve decided to turn this post into a GIF review (because less words are required). I think the GIFs will allow you to understand my emotions while reading The Mirror King better than if I tried describing my emotions in words. Oh dear, I’m already repeating myself…Yes, I definitely think it’s time for the GIFs.

In case you don’t remember the end of The Orphan Queen, I’ll give you this hint. It was the ultimate cliffhanger. Everyone who read it was like…

So, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone when The Mirror King started with “The prince’s blood was on my hands.” After all, by now, you should know to buckle up because you’re about to start a rollercoaster of a book.

Jodi is the ultimate player of emotions. As I mentioned before, whenever I read her books, my emotions go crazy.

Her descriptions are perfect. Her characters are incredible. Her plot twists take me down roads I never thought that I’d see.

And oh my gosh. I must say, while I love Jodi, I also hate her. She did something unspeakable (because of spoilers) to one of my FAVORITE CHARACTERS. I read The Mirror King a month ago, and I am still barely on speaking terms with Jodi because of that ONE THING. (Don’t worry, once you read TMK, you’ll know what I’m referencing).

(Did I partially pick this GIF because of the poodle? *cough* Yes *cough*)

And hey, if you haven’t read TMK yet, I’m sure you’re curious to know what I’m referencing, so you should definitely buy the book and read it to find out. Okay? Good.

Okay, so here’s a quick recap of The Mirror King:

  • Blood
  • I cry
  • I gasp
  • I say “OH BLEEP WHAT JUST HAPPENED DID I READ THAT RIGHT LIKE WHAT WHAT WHAT NO NO NO”
    • (You can check my Goodreads status updates if you don’t believe me…I’m serious, this actually was my reaction)
  • I laugh
  • I cheer
  • I cry
  • I smile
  • and…in the end…
  • Well, I can’t tell you how it ends- that would ruin the surprise!!!

I know this wasn’t a normal review, but I hope you enjoyed it regardless! Let me know your thoughts below! Have you read The Orphan Queen? Will you be picking up The Mirror King? You definitely should!


*~~About the Author~~*

BIO: Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen).
*A Kippy is a cat.

FIND JODI AT: 
WEBSITE || TWITTER || GOODREADS || TUMBLR || FACEBOOK.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

There will be a tour-wide giveaway for one (1) copy of The Orphan Queen + one (1) copy of The Mirror King for one lucky winner! The giveaway will be open internationally, as long as Book Depository ships to you.

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24 responses to “Blog Tour: The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows: Review + Giveaway!!!

  1. I want to read the Orphan Queen duology because of the Twitter readalong happening this month d: plus, I’ve been meaning to get around to it because it sounds like a great series:)

  2. I can’t wait to read this one because I finished Orphan Queen last year and proceeded to throw the book because a) i was freaking out from the ending and b) i was ticked i was going to have to wait another year to find out what happens. talk about reading angst!

    I’m so nervous to read Mirror King after reading your review Nori! and i had to laugh from your description: “i gasp, i cry…” that’s basically hope i felt in the first book so i can imagine this one is going to be even more insane!

    Great review! and even though it sounds like I’ll be ticked at Jodi as well when i start reading this one, it sounds like she did a phenomenal job writing The Mirror King!

  3. danielle hammelef

    I want to read this because it sounds so exciting and has so much at stake for these characters. What grave choices they’re faced with–love the high stakes this author placed them in.

  4. Sarah Cone

    The first and second books have been on my TBR for awhile but your awesome review (s) have moved them up WAY closer to the top of the list!! Thanks, Nori!! 🙂

  5. this is a cool way to do a review! love it! i can’t wait to read the orphan queen because it’s been on my TBR for awhile, and now that I’ve heard even more about how amazing it is I really need to read it soon!

  6. Your reactions don’t surprise me one bit, Miss Nori! 🙂 I think I mostly want to read this series because everyone seems to generally love it, but at the same time, it doesn’t feel over hyped. Plus, Fantasy!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, girly. <3

  7. Naww I really want to try this book! I know everyone has been loving it to pieces. I do have book 2 myself, but I need to get my hands on book one so I can actually start reading and loving this duology to pieces too <3 So happy you enjoyed it!

  8. You make me want to read The Orphan Queen soooo badly. This seems like the perfect fantasy duo. And Jodi is the SWEETEST on Twitter. It just seems like an awesome read that I want to fly through, and now I can read them back to back. And CLIFFHANGERS!! Yesss. We are all. about. cliffhangers. (Our trilogy has cliffhangers for books 1 and 2. 😉 ) Also, the excerpt looks awesome. Great review, and thanks for the awesome giveaway. 🙂

    Sasha @ The Writing Duo

  9. Olivia Smith

    This look amazing!! Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway, it’s great! I haven’t read any of Jodi Meadow’s work but after reading this I definitely want to! 🙂

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