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The Orphan Queen (Orphan Queen Series #1)

by Jodi Meadows

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The Orphan Queen (Orphan Queen Series #1) by Jodi Meadows

An epic fantasy filled with adventure, intrigue, and romance from Incarnate series author Jodi Meadows. This duology is perfect for fans of Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

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. . . .

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ISBN-13:
9780062317384
9780062317384
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/10/2015
Series:
Orphan Queen Series , #1
Pages:
400
400
Sales rank:
511,933
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
730L
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years
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About the Author

About the Author

Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the Incarnate trilogy, the Orphan Queen duology, and the Fallen Isles trilogy and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller My Lady Jane. Visit her at www.jodimeadows.com.

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Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

02/23/2015
First in a fantasy duology, this tale of a young royal fighting to retake her country from invaders intertwines espionage, secret identities, a debate on the ethics of violence, and the threat of Wraith, a supernatural force that seeks to overwhelm conquered and conquerors alike. A hypercompetent fighter, forger, and spy, 17-year-old Wil keeps her magical abilities secret, since magic has been banned as the cause of the relentless wave of Wraith that has destroyed neighboring kingdoms, turning harmless animals into devouring monsters and perverting nature wherever it spreads. Wil's more mundane transgressions of the Indigo Kingdom's law are enough to attract the attention of a mysterious vigilante, Black Knife. Wil increasingly finds herself disagreeing with her own leader, the ruthless Patrick, and coming to trust Black Knife. Though Black Knife's identity proves unsurprising, along with the outcomes of Wil's interpersonal relationships, Meadows (the Incarnate trilogy) delivers a powerful coming-of-age story as Wil discovers that there are "lines will not cross, not even to take the vermillion throne." A cliffhanger sets up the concluding volume. Ages 13–up. Agent: Lauren MacLeod, Strothman Agency. (Mar.)

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This was a wonderful book that really draws you into the character ...
This was a wonderful book that really draws you into the characters. I love having smart and brave characters that have a purpose behind all their actions, but are still slightly flawed. This book delivers action, romance, and suspense all in one. I find it interesting that all the kingdoms are fighting against each other, and yet, their also all fighting against an evil that is corrupting all the land. I will definitely read the next book when it comes out!
- ashleyann120
March 10, 2016
Real rating is 4.5 stars. It took me forever to get through the fi ...
Real rating is 4.5 stars. It took me forever to get through the first 50 pages of this book, but that was only because I was fighting the dreaded reading slump. Eventually, I pushed myself to continue reading because I knew I was going to love it, if only I could keep reading. It wasn't that the first 50 pages were bad -- they weren't. They were action-packed and I enjoyed them, even if I couldn't focus long enough to read a lot. After that first chunk though, I had a hard time putting it down. It was awesome: full of action and badassery and intrigue and spyness and sexual tension. I took off half a star because I felt like things could be a little too easy, and there was room for more explanation and for going more in-depth. If Wil needed to run off for three weeks, her friend covered for her and it was as simple as that. No planning beforehand. A lot of things were just...convenient I guess? But I don't even care that much because when it was over I literally screeched, "No!" Definitely one of my favorite reads of 2015. All in all, another wonderful book from Jodi Meadows. I'd recommend it to fans of Sarah J Maas or Kristin Cashore's "Graceling" series!
- Fiona D'Arcy
August 6, 2015
- Anonymous
August 8, 2016
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