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Blurb (from Goodreads):
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. This epic fantasy duology is perfect for fans of Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
Princess Wilhelmina is ready for her crown, but declaring herself queen means war. Her magic is uncontrollable and now there’s a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.
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. Princess Wilhelmina’s ability might be just the thing to help reclaim her kingdom—or ruin it forever.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA fantasy story which picked up right where The Orphan Queen left off.
Wil was a strong leader in this and proved how determined she was to be queen. She did have some problems restraining her wraith friend though.
The storyline in this did lose me a bit and I felt quite bored. There was something that happened at the 43% mark which made me sit up and take a bit more interest, but I soon worked out that I was mainly reading this for the romance rather than any of the other storylines, which was a bit disappointing.
The ending to this was pretty good, and I was satisfied with the way things worked out.
6 out of 10.