Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
So, I haven't been as vigilant in reading lately. I think I had a book hangover. Combine that with being busy and exhausted. But I read this book and I read it fast!
YA Fantasy is a new genre for me. I wasn't until this last year that I even realized it was a genre I loved. Going through my Goodreads list, I can see that it started with Marie Lu's The Young Elites and Sara Raasch's Snow Like Ashes.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows is like other books I have read. I learned that fantasy books don't always start out with fast paced reading. It's all about setting up the scene. The authors seem to want you to completely understand what is going on in the fantasy world. What it was like, what made it change, how it changed the people of the land, and what is being threatened for the future. Once a reader understand that, they can really get into the book. It is my experience that unlike thrillers, mysteries, or dystopians, fantasy books don't start out with lots of action.
The Orphan Queen is about a fallen princess. Her former kingdom fell and her parents were murdered in front of her by another kingdom. She now lives like a poor orphan child, disguising her real name and who she is from most and pretty much being a criminal so that she can gather the tools and people to one day take back her crown and kingdom. I REALLY want to discuss this book in detail. I finished it around 1am last night and had dreams about it! I won't be giving away any details and hints thought. There are so many little secrets that fill this book I don't want to spoil it for any of you! If you have read it and want to discuss email me or message me on Goodreads!
The book ended in a HUGE cliffhanger. Normally that would really bother me, but for some reason the "ending" to this was very fitting. The only downfall to this book is that I now have to wait an entire year for the second book to come out. The author did leave us some novellas to tide us over until the next book release. So look for those over on Amazon also!