The Orphan Queen
She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, ...more
It was a complete disappointment. From start to finish. As a matter of fact, the only thing I found myself appreciating was the writing. Pretty and well fit to a fantasy story, it might have been the only thing that kept me on reading.
There was nothing I actually ‘‘hated’’ but it is rare for me to ‘‘hate’’ something inside a book, unless a character, scene, relationship, world-bu ...more
Because I think your enjoyment of The Orphan Queen depends on your answer. This book is not terrible, it is just completely unremarkable. It contains familiar elements that you may recognize from other YA fantasy-lite series - Throne of Glass, Shadow and Bone and the more recent Red Queen, to name but a few.
Our protagonist is Wilhelmina, the former heir to the throne of her homeland. However, her kingdom was conquered and now she is an Osprey - a kind of ...more
There are a lot of things wrong with this book. A lot, a lot. Probably more than five. I'll make a list later, but I want it to be clear that ORPHAN QUEEN is a seriously flawed example of YA fantasy . . . Before I tell you that I kind of liked it anyway.
THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS.
1. Plot twists not so twisty. And WORSE, Wil (short for Wilhelmina which is a-whole-nother problem) was shocked by them when they played out.
If it had been a s ...more
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It's hard to convey the awesomeness of the plot without revealing that main spoiler, so basically... Wilhelmina is the missing princess of a kingdom that's now occupied by an invading neighboring kingdom. She's an orphan and has been leading a gro ...more
FYI: Make sure you have The Mirror King on hand to read immediately. YOU'LL THANK ME, I SWEAR.)
I'm a gargantuan rabid fantasy fan. I would eat it by the bucket load, probably. While The Orphan Queen wasn't the best TOLD story; it had a ton of awesomely unique eleme ...more
Anyway. HOLY GUACAMOLE. 4.5 stars? The ending makes the rating take a hit, because I hate cliffhanger-like endings. BUT OMG HOW CAN I POSSIBLY WAIT UNTIL 2016 FOR BOOK TWO?! :O
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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Book One of The Orphan Queen series
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: March 10, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
“I was Julianna,a general,and occassionally the orphaned Princess of Aecor.I was anyone I needed to be.”
Being the heir of a conquered kingdom,Wilhelmina will do anything to free her people and avenge her family.She knows how to fight,to steal,to forge,to spy and now she has to accomplish the most dangerous task of all;impersonate a duchess and gather intelligence on her enemy's wher ...more
26th November 2015 - 3rd Desember 2015
(view spoiler)[this book was so amazing,i cried several times when i read this book
and i really loved this book so much,and it tortured me when i knew that the Black Knife is Prince Tobiah because prince tobiah have to marry another girl,her name is Meredith.
and i was shocked when Tobiah kissed Wilhelmina's hand and said sorry to her and i was like"what?!?!sorry?!?!sorry for what!?!?!" and then he sai ...more
Well, everything, almost everything.
1.5 stars. I'm breathing fire and brimstone after reading the whole book.
(1) The heroine and her friend's plan to reclaim their kingdom is *RUBBISH*, plain and simple
If you think the rebels in Red Queen and The Young Elites are bad, just wait till you see what the heroine and her friends had done!
Some 19 orpha ...more
I won't lie, the beginning was far from impressive, because probably this book's biggest flaw was its predictability. I saw plot twists from miles away, but what saved the novel from my putting it down was actually the unraveling of said plot twists. It was entertaining and satisfying and done in a clever manner.
Another aspect that had me cringing was the originality. In terms of character ...more
Wil' short for Wilhelmina is a Princess of a kingdom conquered by the Indigo Kingdom. Orphaned, she and the other children of deceased nobles have banded together. They have spent the last 10 years training, stealing and surviving in the Indigo Kingdom. They are planning to take her kingdom back.
Although Wil' has a secret of her own. Magic has been outlawed because of an overwhelming magical mist that is taking over the world called 'w ...more
I'm still reeling. I stayed up way way late last night, I'm talking 4 hours later than I usually do, because I couldn't go to bed without finishing this book. Let's just say that by the time I finally went to bed, some people where just waking up for work. Yeah. But, it was worth it. Even though the story and characters and ending infiltrated my dreams.
The story pick up in the middle of a robbery, and the story never stops from there. Chock full of spy missions, vigilantism, betrayal ...more
4 out of 10
Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)
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Ian Dolamore - Vigilante
Raz Ohara and The Odd Orchestra – Kisses
Genre: high-fantasy, YA
Stuff: the wraith, magic, rebels
Fail: predictability and uneven writing
WOW: the main concept
POV: 1st-person, female
"Who are you?"
"Well who are you?"
"You can call me *flips hair* the Black knife"
"But you're holding a sword...?"
"Well umm ya know sometimes i throw knifes, just tell me your name!"
"Take off the mask and then we can discuss identities"
"Fine you can be Nameless girl"
"Okay....imma go rob people now"
*Nameless girl sneaks into palace using fake identity*
"Hello i am boring prince i care about nothing but mememe, bye"
"Ughhh grrr anger of the past, i hat ...more
I thought about landing this around 3-3.5 stars but when I think back.. I was pretty giddy during many scenes and I really enjoyed myself. Definitely had some nice feels. This was a mashup between "Ruined" by Amy Tintera and "Snow Like Ashes" by Sara Raasch.
For those of you who are interested.. let m ...more
*10 minutes later.
I have been trudging reading books lately and I'm so happy The Orphan Queen didn't disappoint. I genuinely adore this book. I need to collect my thoughts and feelings. Mini review to come.
I liked this story and the characters. Yes, the plot twist was totally predictable but it was still fun. I liked Jodi's writing style as well. So, in overall, this was quite fun and interesting and I am definitely giving sequel a chance. I would love to see what happens next even though the last 10% of the book were a bit confusing and at times hard to follow. We shall see.
In The Orphan Queen, we follow our heroine, Wil, as she tries to infiltrate the main palace of the Indigo Kingdom, whom had conquered her kingdom o ...more
Please note: this is a review of the sample offered on Edelweiss, which was about one-third of the total book (Part 1), and is not a review of the complete book.
Wilhemenia is the orphaned queen of a conquered kingdom, a girl disguised as a refugee duchess in an enemy kingdom helping to free her enslaved people and their right to use magic even though other kingdoms believe wraith, a dangerous by-product of magic, is slowly destro...more
I tried to hold on as long as I could but I'm totally unable to finish this one.
I'm sure it's an okay book if you haven't already read a fuckton of fantasy YA about a magical princess/queen in hiding, planning to recapture her realm from the Big Bad Usurper (who's probably not that bad, because our MC doesn't know shit about what happened after all).
I tried to care. I tried very hard. But I didn't.
Wil, our MC, is very inconstant. I don't understand wat the author tried to do wit ...more
When I first started this book, I couldn't get into it, it was slow, or maybe it was just my reading slump. Who knows, at any rate after I got back into reading it I enjoyed it. After a bit it picks up and is a really good story.
Wilhemina (Wil) is the orphan queen of Aecor. Her parents were killed many years ago during the 'One Night War' Wil and a bunch of other kids were taken to an orphanage. The Aecor kingdom is now watched over by some jerk. Anyway, a ...more
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