Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: April 5th 2016
Format: Physical ARC
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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.
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:
- 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!
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