“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine. It showcases upcoming releases we’re anticipating!
My pick of the week is:
The Orphan Queen (Orphan Queen #1)
By: Jodi Meadows
Coming: March 2015 (expected)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins, HarperTeen
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 others
Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
Why I’m excited:
I am so excited about Orphan Queen. Ridiculously excited. I helped spread the word Monday about the cover reveal. Jodi’s post was so awesome. I loved the question segment! I was so excited and in love with the cover, I HAD to do it as my WoW for today. It was originally scheduled MUCH closer to publication, but let’s face it, if you read my blog or check my twitter, you WON’T forget that Orphan Queen is coming. I loved Jodi’s Incarnate world, and I am so flipping excited so see the new world she’s created. I keep threatening to sneak into her house to read it. (: I’m crossing ALL my fingers and toes that I can score an ARC of this beauty. It’s gonna be a super awesome read. I hope there is a swoon worthy guy just like Cris. (: Cris still needs his story told, Jodi!
Why I need you to be excited:
Um, it’s by Jodi Meadows. Do you really need any other reasons? Yes? Well, here you go! LOOK AT THE COVER. It is GORGEOUS. It has MAGIC. C’mon. You know you love magic! Jodi’s been learning calligraphy cause Wil likes it. She’s doing a great job and you should check out her Instagram to see some of her writing! It has SPIES! I love spies! You should love spies! (In stories, not necessarily in real life!) GET EXCITED!