Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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May 11
The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows (review)

The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows (review)

This starts right where the first book left off. Which is good, because that cliffhanger in the first book? So huge! So I was happy to see we wouldn’t have to wait long to find out what happened next. I loved how Tobiah and Wil changed and grew in the book. So many near tragedies and some actual bad things happen. And the way they reacted to them were believable. We got to learn a little more about their world, and came into contact with old and new friends. I loved how insecure Wil was about becoming Queen. It was… Read more »

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Jan 14
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows (review)

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows (review)

I really loved Wil. She was smart, and really cared about the people around her. She wasn’t perfect, but she admitted her mistakes and tried to be a better person. I also really liked the Black Knife. I had a suspicion as to who he was early on, then thought it might actually be someone else. But his duality was a neat twist to read about. The good and bad wasn’t as clearly defined as in some books. Even though the kingdom Wil was infiltrating, was responsible for the downfall of her own kingdom. And even though that king had… Read more »

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Nov 25
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell (review)

The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell (review)

I loved how Sand fixed things in the castle, and how his magic worked. I also liked how Sand and Perotte’s relationship grew. The Saints and the Thorns were twists I wasn’t expecting, both of which I liked. This book is filled with friendship and forgiveness themes, but you don’t really notice until near the end. The story grabs you and sweeps you away while you try to see what’s going to happen next. Two teenagers completely alone, but for a falcon, in an abandoned castle where they don’t know for sure they will ever escape. You would think that… Read more »

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