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The Mirror King

(The Orphan Queen #2)

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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 thing
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Hardcover, 531 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jodi Meadows
Aug 12, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
This book has been proofread and is on its way to becoming a beautiful hardcover.

Coming your way April 5, 2016.
Natalie (Never trust a duck)
Tobiah, honey, you. Freaken. Idiot.

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You have exactly this one book to totally redeem yourself.
Alyssa
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
Book Two of The Orphan Queen series
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

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’ leade
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Andreea Pop
3.5 Stars

As soon as I finished The Orphan Queen, I dreamed about The Mirror King and I wanted it like yesterday. And, surprisingly, I got it back in September -- thanks to the Edelweiss gods. And then I read. And read. And read. But I was in no way invested into the story. I was probably not in the right mood, but suffice it to say, I dropped it at 43%. Still kept it on my currently reading shelf though. And now that it was finally published, my conscience dictated -- get your shit together and
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Jenna Major
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young fantasy lovers (older or more high fantasy lovers may not like it due to it's flaws)
straight up, Jodi Meadows if your books are ever optioned for a tv show, please let me help you write the script because I have so many ideas about it
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WOW! What a conclusion.
This duology really improved with the second book. It was less predictable (still predictable, but lesser so), explanations and answers were revealed, the plot moved swiftly and it was thoroughly enjoyable. 4.5/5 stars!!

The story picks up right where we left off in The Orphan Queen. The kingdom is in
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“I couldn’t let you die.”




This was a YA fantasy story which picked up right where The Orphan Queen left off.

Wil was a strong leader in this and proved how determined she was to be queen. She did have some problems restraining her wraith friend though.

The storyline in this did lose me a bit and I felt quite bored. There was something that happened at the 43% mark which mad
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Kirsty-Marie Jones
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
THAT LIST. THAT LIST. THAT LIST. THAT LIST. THAT LIST. THAT LIST. THAT LIST. THAT LIST. THAT LIST.
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THE WAIT IS PAINFUL ALREADY AND I ONLY JUST FINISHED THE ORPHAN QUEEN.
Katerina Kondrenko
5 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
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Short-Soundtrack:
Carlos Cipa – Secret Longing
Dark Fortress – Wraith
Instrumental Core – Hope

Genre: high-fantasy, YA
Stuff: half-apocalypsys, magic, little game of thrones
Fail: contrived coincidences
WOW: twists
POV: 1st-person, female
Love-Geometry: none

Quote-Core:
“No matter the masks we wea
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Crystal (that.ending.though)
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book is so dang good. I don't even know what to do with myself right now.
Sophie
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I adored The Orphan Queen, and have been waiting, somewhat impatiently, until the library copy I had on hold became available. And, the wait was worth it! I devoured the book in less than a day, and even when I was finished, I immediately went back and reread my favourite parts - which was most of the book.

Now that everyone knows exactly who Wil is - namely, the lost princess - Wil's life is in a bit of turmoil. Tobiah was shot at the end of The Orphan Queen, by the traitorous Patrick, and Wil w
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Sharon
I really wanted to like this series, especially because I am a HUGE fan of Jodi Meadows' other works, but I just could not connect to the main characters and the overall story.
Pros:
-Some of the plotting: There were some realllllly awesome plot twists, especially in the middle to end. I did not see them coming at all!
-James: He was such a loyal, good friend. I loved how thoughtful and supportive he was throughout the series
-Realistic character developments: We saw Wilhelmina struggled to be a go
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Belinda (TheBookBuddies)
4.5 stars. This book is amazing. So meticulously plotted. I had been biding my time with this book. Although the ending of OQ had completely killed me, I was scared to pick this up and see how it ended. I feared it wouldn't go the way I wanted. My fears were unfounded. Don't get me wrong, I was surprised by a lot of things. Everything did work out, just not quite in the way I expected.

I loved the growth Wil and Tobiah went through. They learned a lot about each other and themselves. Both of the
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Ann (annreads)
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
“Reasons we should get married:
Because I love you.
We both look good in black boots.
I spent some time without you, and I didn’t like it.
You make me happy.
I make you laugh.
I like the way you fight.
You see through my masks.
I really love you.
You love me, too. (Though you’ve mostly said this while yelling, so perhaps I should have double-checked.)
Army of tiny vigilantes. (I have name ideas.)
Various political reasons that make sense but don’t fit with the theme of this list.
I’m holding your handwritin
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Kells Next Read
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Heart recking but wonderful conclusion to this amazing duology. I need a moment to grieve my fave characters.

Dam you Jodie Meadow...*Bawls* Dam You!!
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: autographed, arcs
This book was epic. Hands down, my favorite Jodi Meadows book to date. Everything about this was what I wanted (and more). From the cover (which I can't stop staring at) to each and every word.

I will say, out of all the lines in the book, I still feel like the very first line of the book is my favorite. It's powerful. It's dangerous. It's enough to stop your heart with aniticipation and even worry.

A full review will come closer to the release date but this is definitely a book you want to pick u
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Tammie
Princess Wilhelmina is ready for her crown, but declaring herself queen means war.

Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter.


The Mirror King had all the elements I love in a fantasy; soaring highs, a few heartbreaking lows, tough moral decisions, masked vigilantes, some romance, and even a map. While the magic and how it worked wasn't all that detailed, and we've seen this type of story before in several other fantasy novels, (the wil
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Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
An advance copy of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts are my own. This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

I didn't mean to read this book so early -- okay, okay, I totally did -- but I couldn't help myself! I can't be blamed for how amazing the first book was and how I longed not to have to wait for the sequel. And just a word of warning, but this is going to read like less of a review and more like me coming off my fangirl high.
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Sarah (What Sarah Read)

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Well, well, well, Jodi Meadows. I hope you're proud of yourself. I hope it makes your heart sing to know that you have completely broken my feels. I thought you ruined me with the ending of "The Orphan Queen" (read my review), but then you went ahead and just HAD to write "The Mirror King". What the heck, Jodi?!

Okay, now that I got that out of my system, I can move on to my review. First things first, if you liked "The Orphan Queen", then you will absolutely LOVE "The Mirror King". It's everyt

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Sabrina
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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ABOUT FREAKING TIME I FINISHED THE MIRROR KING IT'S BEEN SO MANY MONTHS, TOO MANY MONTHS IN MY OPINION.

Anyways, on to the review.

Did I cry? Yes. Did I want to throw the book but did not? Yes. Is wrath boy under appreciated? YES

Books like these make me love YA even more. I need more of this world and I want to read more of Wilhelmina's journey. If you hear someone crying that's probably me. Everyone needs to read this duology. I
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Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
I don’t even know how to feel honestly
Stacee
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This one took me some time to get into. I'll be honest and say that I'm guessing it's mostly my fault since I didn't reread the first book before starting this one.

There are a lot of things that happen in this story and I won't spoil it for anyone. There's some swoons and heartbreak and laughs and it's just a rollercoaster. There were a few things I didn't see coming and while I would have like a little more from the ending, it was pretty satisfying.

**Huge thanks to Katherine Tegen Books and Ed
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Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
*1.5/5 stars*

Usually I'm not prone to DNF many books, because sometimes my curiosity to see how the story will end is quite masochistic apparently, but boy did I want to DNF this one. I didn't enjoy reading this book, the charactes and unecessary drama made me honestly annoyed, I was bored and skimmed long passages of the story. This isn't the worts fantasy in the world or anything, but I did give book one two stars and that instalment was way more enjoyable experience for me than this. I didn't
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Beatrice in Bookland
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reasons we should get married:

· Because I love you.
· We both look good in black boots.
· I spent some time without you, and I didn’t like it.
· You make me happy.
· I make you laugh.
· I like the way you fight.
· You see through my masks.
· I really love you.
· You love me, too. (Though you’ve mostly said this while yelling, so perhaps I should have double-checked.)
· Army of tiny vigilantes. (I have name ideas.)
· Various political reasons that make sense but don’t fit with the theme of this list.

I’m ho
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rachel
Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review.

Dammit. I honestly did not expect to dislike this book. I’m actually rather bummed out about it! The Orphan Queen was such an entertaining read. I fell in love with the characters, and I was so intrigued by the plotline. I truly though it had the potential to become something really amazing… but it didn’t hit that mark for me. At all. *pouts*

Reasons Why The Mirror King Was a Disappointing Finale:

1. The pacing was off. I liked that the st
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SyaSya Syed Nasir
Omg!! There's so much to talk about this book. The characters, the twist (so many twist), the plot, the romance, the ending (happy and sad ending...it is both I think but in a good way), the writing and etc! I love it! Gonna put my review in my blog tomorrow morning itself! 😍
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Omg!!! Jodi!!! I freaking loved this and I'm so sad it's over I want more!!! But this was a brilliant finale. I bawled my eyes out and I grinned so hard my cheeks hurt.
Amber
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jodi Meadows just wrote herself a perfect duology.

Plot: When I read The Orphan Queen two years ago, I was in shock. It was a perfectly balanced book with complex characters and I wanted more. Lightning struck twice with Jodi Meadows because The Mirror King was almost better (or better, I'm still undecided) than its predecessor. The Mirror King picked right up after the earth-shattering cliffhanger of The Orphan Queen and I don't think I managed to stop holding my breath until the very last page
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Gillian Berry
3.5 stars, I think?

AHH, I'm confused and torn. Because there were a lot of things I loved--the last 150 pages or so had me absolutely hooked--but there were also a few things I don't. THe middle was a slog, but the first 200 pages were fabulous and intense and full of horrid consequences. Truth be told, I think this should have been two books, for reasons I'll go into in my full review. And there are a couple worldbuilding-y things I don't love, while others I do (dislike: the CHARACTER NAMES, t
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Nicole
THIS is how you write a sequel and series finale my friends. When I first read The Orphan Queen, I enjoyed it but something was missing for me, whereas I LOVED every second of this book.

And this is a shining example of why there should be fewer Trilogies and more Duologies.

Read this one.
Kat
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
*I received an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved The Mirror King! It was as great as The Orphan Queen, which is always a good thing for duologies. This book made me WEEP. I wasn't expecting it to make me cry, but oh, did it do that.

This book seemed to be about choices--the freedom to make them and how they're part of being human. It was also about making mistakes and taking on responsibility before you're ready, but still trying the best you can. There was a lot of
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“Reasons we should get married:
Because I love you.
We both look good in black boots.
I spent some time without you, and I didn’t like it.
You make me happy.
I make you laugh.
I like the way you fight.
You see through my masks.
I really love you.
You love me, too. (Though you’ve mostly said this while yelling, so perhaps I should have double-checked.)
Army of tiny vigilantes. (I have name ideas.)
Various political reasons that make sense but don’t fit with the theme of this list.
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