The Orphan Queen
* * * * */ Five Stars
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Danger, (some) Romance
Princess Wilhelmina and other nobles' children were forced out of their homes by a great war between their kingdom and the Indigo Kingdom. With no family left, they taught themselves how to survive in a broken new world and named themselves the Ospreys. Now the group is much older, and Wilhelmina and the others are out to take back their land. With her best friend, Wil invades the castle to gather information. But the Indigo Kingdom isn't their only threat. The wraith, a white fog that mutates living creatures into monsters that attack the public, is spreading into all of the lands at an alarming rate. Wil steps in to help defend the people in secret during the night, and by chance, she meets a cunning (and possibly heroic) vigilante named 'The Black Knife'. What secrets lie beyond the mask concealing his identity? Between spying for the Ospreys, concealing herself from the royals with a false identity, and being an accomplice for a sudo criminal, Wilhelmina certainly has her hands full. Will she ever be able to take back her throne and drive out her enemies for good?
I love all of Jodi Meadow's books. She is a fantastic author, in my opinion, who has crafted a world within The Orphan Queen that combines both whimsy and reality beautifully. I recommend this book to anyone, especially those with a flair for the unusual and extraordinary.