Thursday, September 24, 2015

Review: Orphan Queen

* First in a duology*
Wilhelmina is a princess without a homeland. Years ago, her parents were murdered in front of her eyes. A boy helped her escape her kingdom unharmed. Now she and a band of her people hope to take back her land.

Wil and her BFF Melanie forge documents and impersonate two ladies to gain access to the palace of her enemies. Will must complete tasks and uncover secret information to bring back to her team.

She meets the Black Knife in the city. The vigilante's already suspicious of her. The more time she spends with him, the more she stops viewing him as a threat.

With two secret identities to keep, Wil know she's only at the palace for a limited time. She only hopes that she isn't discovered and thrown to the wolves. She can't let her people down...
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book - learning why Wil didn't have a homeland, the magical creatures destroying the land, and how she infiltrates her enemies castle. I loved her sense of loyalty and love, but how she also had lines that she would not cross.  I liked her thieving ways and her interaction with the Black Knife. 

I liked her friendship with Melanie - even though they had their moments of distrust. I'm interested to see how the exiled Princess will move forward with regaining her kingdom. 

Cover Thoughts: Impressive
Source: Sent for Review
Final Thoughts: I can't wait to read The Mirror King - to uncover what happens next.

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Anonymous said...

Duologies are so a world seemingly toppled with trilogies, I admire authors who are willing to write shorter series and tell their story in a two part, back-to-back manner. I like that a lot. Sounds like she hit hard and good on the first book, and left a lot of promise for the second one that's coming :)

Unknown said...

It's been a while since I read this book but I remember really enjoying it :) I'm glad you did too! Lovely review

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