Hello, lovely blog readers!
Today is an extra special awesome day because today is my stop on the Canadian Blog Tour for The Orphan Queen! I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this book and, let me tell you, Jodi Meadows hits it out of the park once again. I'll have a full review up hopefully next week (depending on how well school work goes!) in which I'll gush about how much I loved it. Because I LOVED it. (Seriously, WK + BK = OTP).
Anyways, since I've been such a huge fan of Jodi's after reading her incredible New Soul trilogy (my reviews of Incarnate and Asunder here!), I wanted to do something special for this post.
SO! May I present to you...
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF WILHELMINA VS. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ME
Wilhelmina Korte is a badass. That's one thing you need to know. She sees a roof top; she runs across it. She sees a threat; she battles it with her insane knife-wielding skills. She runs through forests with ease and confidence. All in a day's work for Wilhemina.
I, on the other hand, am not a badass (as much as I'd love to believe I am). I see a roof in summer and think 'that would be cool to climb' then promptly walk the other way. I see a roof in winter and make this face.
I don't see threats in my everyday life (THANKFULLY) but if I do get mad I use my impressive vocabulary of swear words. And when I try to run through forests in winter....well....
|AND SHE STICKS THE LANDING|
Wilhelmina also spends her days practicing her IMPRESSIVE forgery skills and doing beautiful calligraphy.
|(Beautiful calligraphy done by Jodi Meadows in this pic!)|
I have terrible hand-writing. I'm better at typing....and Goodreads stalking.
Wilhelmina spends her nights climbing fences and out of windows. She searches the city for bad guys while trying to reclaim her kingdom and she does a dang good job of it.
...this is what happens when I try to climb a fence.
And, at night, you can usually find me curled up with a blanket, my dog, and some goldfishes probably watching Netflix.
SO. To conclude, Wilhemina is epic on every level (and I'd love to be a bit more like her). She is one of the best protagonists I've read about in a very long time. And you guys all need to meet her.
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. (Summary from Goodreads)
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). Visit her at www.jodimeadows.com
The Orphan Queen is OUT NOW! You can buy this book RIGHT NOW! You can meet Wilhelmina RIGHT NOW! And you guys really really should.
- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)
P.S. HUGE thanks to Emilie for being an epic photo taker.