Title: Orphan Queen
Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Orphan Queen
Recommended for: Grades 6 and Up
Pages: 391 pages
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION MEADOWS, J.
Synopsis: “Wilhelmina has a hundred identities. 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, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable. Wil can’t trust anyone. She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the other.”
I feel this book has a lot going on, wraith attacks, glowmen, vigilante, and Wil trying to get her kingdom back. As the book goes on you see how it is all connected. Wil knows how to fight and take care of herself, but can be reckless. I think that is why some will really enjoy this book. I think those who love adventure and action will like this book. I am hoping that the next book will explain a little more about the wraith.(I would have liked more on in this book, but it is setting up the series).