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.
Man, this book was just so freaking fantastic! My only things that I didn't like weren't the book itself, but my situation reading it-that it'd been so long since reading The Orphan Queen (I should have reread it) and that not all of the novellas were out to read together with this. (Can't complain of getting this eARC!) Oh, well. That didn't diminish the book in any way!
This book picks up right after The Orphan Queen ends. And that's a good thing, seeing that cliffhanger ending! And then things were kinda chaos, but enjoyable-to-read chaos, though not so fun to be going through for the characters chaos!
I really enjoyed watching Wilhelmina being Queen after being the Black Knife. It wasn't easy, especially with the Regent and Patrick and all the machinations there! So fantastic to read, so epic and a lot was happening, and things were learned, and I just loved everything!
The ending was a bit bittersweet, with the cost of winning, but they did win, and the world they live in is starting to heal. Which is a really great thing, seeing as their world had been slowly devoured and all, and now it was recovering!
So fantastic, now I need to read the prequel novellas when they're out, because this series is just so fantastic!
Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: The Orphan Queen #2
Read: January 11th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a End of Series 2015 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: April 5th 2016