The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows Review

MirrorKinTitle: The Mirror King

Author: Jodi Meadows

Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books

Format: eBook

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Edelweiss

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.


The Mirror King picks up directly where The Orphan Queen left off, which is a good thing because that was the WORST cliffhanger I’ve ever seen. This book really works on closing up some of the gaping plot holes that were kind of an issue for me in the first installment. The other part of this book that was wonderful, was the fact that it really started to show both Tobiah and Wilhelmina leading. Wilhelmina especially starts to leave her petulant child attitude behind and really start to grow into her own. She begins to make decisions, and even better sometimes those decisions are poor decisions. This is probably something that really drew me in, she had to learn over the course of this book. She didn’t make the best “queenly” decisions, but I felt that was so realistic because she was never really trained to be a queen. She was trained to be a warrior, and taught strategy on how to get her kingdom  back but Patrick never wanted her to lead the people and so she wasn’t taught that.  There were a few twists and turns in this book, and a few I didn’t even see coming! I feel like The Mirror King redeems this duology, and I would give it 4 out of stars.


4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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