Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows

Hello everyone, and welcome to Adventures in Reading. Normally I don't do blog tours unless I've read the book and loved it or I haven't read the book, but am extremely excited for it. This time, it's the latter.

 TITLE: The Orphan Queen
AUTHOR: Jodi Meadows
SERIES: The Orphan Queen #1
PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books
PUBLICATION DATE: March 10, 2015

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.

Necessity forced Wilhelmina to become good at many things -- including forgery. She regularly uses this skill to steal food and clothing shipments, create "official" identification documents, and obtain supplies to help her reach her goal of retaking her kingdom.

My Thoughts
I haven't read The Orphan Queen yet, but by the time this post goes up I will have an ARC loaned to me by a fellow blogger, and will have probably dove into it. I do think Wilhelmina will be a badass character. I am sure there will be times when I want to yell at her for making stupid decisions, but I think I'll end up falling in love with her.

Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen).

*A Kippy is a cat.


Harper Collins has graciously offered to give away a copy of The Orphan Queen to one of my readers. This is for US mailing addresses only and will run from midnight on March 2, 2015 until March 8, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. Please fill out the rafflecopter entry below and good luck!


  1. This book sounds AMAZING and I love that she's a princess, spy, etc. Those are some of my favorite types of characters! Can't wait til it comes out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I love the aspect about having multiple identities! It's kind of a gentle reminder that no one label can identify a person. Looking forward to your review!

    Meredith @

  3. I am excited to read this book because it sounds like a book I would seriously love!

  4. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I LOVE her writing! And her characters are always complex and unique and so so awesome!

    I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location outside US because I’m doing a semester abroad

    thank you so very much :)

  5. Since Wil is a bad ass and cover lusting. It's so pretty!

  6. I LOVED TOQ when I got a chance to read the ARC it was PHENOMENAL! I can't wait to get my own copy. :) Thank you so much for a chance to win with this giveaway!

  7. I am excited because I have heard AMAZING things about this book! I can't wait to get to read it! :D

  8. I've heard so many amazing things about this book as well as the story sounds amazing from the synopsis!!! I seriously CANNOT wait to finally read this story!

  9. I figure t's because of me getting into book blogging, but I am really getting into fantasy this year despite still having not read any. The Orphan Queen sounds fantastic and I'm always up for someone reclaiming their throne (unless their name's Daenerys who I have just a little issue with). Haha. And I'm always down for a fictional corrupt government.

    But anyway, I love that Wilhelmina is a spy, that's great. It's also really interesting how she has such an interesting name and then her friend's name is just…Melanie. That's me being nitpicky, I don't really care.

    I hope when you read this, you love it! I am really looking forward to it. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  10. I love Jodi Meadow's writing style!

  11. The cover is so pretty and I just want to learn more about Wilhelmina and the world that Jodi Meadows created also princess+spy+magic :)

  12. It sounds so AMAZING and I've already been hearing great things about it :)

  13. The Orphan Queen sounds like an amazing book. I heard great things about it and I love the cover!

  14. I've read so many great early ARC reviews for this book and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

  15. I think what caught my attention was the cover of the book and I heard so many people raving about it, so I wanted to see what the big deal was. But after reading the synopsis, I knew I will enjoy it. Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

  16. I'm so excited about this book! I love books with kick-butt female characters and Wil seems like a fantastic heroine.

  17. This book just sounds SO good- I love the spy thing, and everyone I know who has read it just gushes about it, so it has been on my radar for awhile now. Thanks so much for the chance :)


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