Title: The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: April 5th 2016
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You can read my review of The Orphan Queen - here
Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.
HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.
HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.
HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.
In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.
After what happened in the previous book Wilhemina is as "guest" in the Skyvale castle in the Indigo Kingdom, due to this she´s constantly under surveillance, since almost everyone in the kingdom distrust her, having as her only ally King Tobias, to some extent, because he does not trust her completely, as both continue to keep secrets from each other, as they both always think first for the sake of their kingdoms, despite their friendship and something more between them.
And because during the Inundation it was revealed that the true identity of Wilhemina and also in her attempt to save the kingdom of the wraith (a toxic product caused by the use of magic), she created without knowing how a boy made of wraith, it only obeys Wil and does everything she says or wants, even if she did not vocalize her desires, which is dangerous for all those around her, so for this reason, more and more people distrust her.
On the other hand Wil also wants to claim her Kingdom, now that everyone know that she´s the crown princess of the Kingdom of Aecor, but it will not be easy, as there are people that will do everything to stop her.
Wil is a young orphan princess, who had led a hard life along with her group of friends, the Osprey, which like her, are orphans, royals from their fallen Kingdom and along with them she had led a life of crime as they prepare to regain their kingdom, but Wil also likes to help others, so in the absence of Black Knife, she ends up helping wherever she can, so that at night she escapes the palace to patrol the streets as a vigilante. Meanwhile the wraithland continues to progress and threatens to destroy their world.
The Mirror King is the second book and conclusion of The Orphan Queen duology, where the use of magic is paid dearly. I liked this book more than the previous one and it has a good ending, although it´s a little open for my liking.