Thursday, March 31, 2016

Blog Tour Swoon Thursday (#166) and Giveaway: The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows


Welcome to the blog tour for The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows! This is the highly anticipated sequel to The Orphan Queen, as well as it is the conclusion to the duology. Today I'm sharing a swoony excerpt from the book! Check it out, and enter to win prizes!



Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!


- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting


This week, my swoon is from The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows!

(POSSIBLE spoilers if you have not read book one, The Orphan Queen.)


His fingers slid beneath the mask, cool against my throat. Slowly, the silk slipped up and off my mouth and nose and eyes, then dropped to the bed as Tobiah moved close. There was a long, hesitating moment with fire surging through me. All the places we touched were bright and sharp and sensitive. More than anything, I wanted this part to linger - this aching and wanting, with his fingertips glancing off my jaw, when anything was possible. We might still make the right choice.

But what was one more mistake?

A soft groan escaped as I pushed toward him, and he pulled me in, and then I sat astride his lap, kissing him. Our mouths, touching. Our breaths, gasping. Our hands, grasping. The silk of his shirt slid across his skin where I caressed. His shoulders and arms were strong and toned, and the muscles flexed when he pulled the tie off the end of my braid and combed his fingers through my hair. His palm pressed flat against my spine and lit fires at the small of my back. His free hand rested on my hip, holding me in place.

He whsipered my name between kisses, moving from my lips to my cheeks to my jaw to my throat. He made me feel alive.

- ARC, pages 193-194


About the Book:

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
Book Two of The Orphan Queen series
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.



About the Author:


Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen).

*A Kippy is a cat.



The Giveaway:

One (1) copy of The Orphan Queen + one (1) copy of The Mirror King for one lucky winner! The giveaway will be open internationally (as long as Book Depository ships to you).

44 comments:

  1. I have read the first series "Newsoul" by Jodi Meadows and I love everything about her writing. It's like she paints with her words! Thank you for the giveaway!! :) <3

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  2. The books sound great, I've been wanting to read the first book for a while now.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read the series!

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  3. I have Orphan Queen, and am eager to read the next book in the duology.

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  4. Oh dear... That was indeed a very swoony one!! I cannot wait till my copy of The Mirror King arrives so I can binge re-read both books!

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  5. The vibe of the fantasy sounds great and the romance sounds intense. I'd love to read these books.

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    1. The combination of the two was REALLY great, too!

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  6. I've heard many great things about it!

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  7. I haven't read either of these books but they both sound amazing!

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  8. I swear, if Tobiah and Wil don't end up together.......Imma flood the entire country with my tears.

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    1. HA! I'm just going to insert a winky face here. ;)

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  9. Ah! I need to read this series. It looks so good. I can't wait to read it eventually. :)

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  10. I loved the first two in her other series, but I still need to finish that, so I haven't started this because I feel like I need to finish the other one first, but I love her writing, it is so beautiful the way she builds the worlds in her stories!

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    1. I actually haven't read the Newsoul series! I may god back and do so, I'm not sure.

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  11. Amazing Swoon as always Alyssa. I absolutely love love love Jodi Meadows Incarnate Trilogy it is one of my top favorite series ever, plus Jodi Meadows is one of my favorite authors as well! Thank you for the awesome giveaway Alyssa!

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    1. I am so happy to hear that! Hopefully you enjoy this duology as well. Good luck, Katiria!

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  12. Well I already read the first one, so now I need the second. TA DAH!

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  13. I want to read these books because they sound amazing!

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  14. I LOVE YA Fantasy. And that cover is badass <3 <3
    Thank you so so much!!!

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  15. This really sounds like my kind of series! YA Fantasy...yes please! Gorgeous cover as well. Hopefully I can get to this soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

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    1. I hope you can too, Carole! It was perfection. <3

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  16. I'm reading this one right now and OMG! ALL THE FEELS!!
    Great post, Alyssa!

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    1. Eeep! Hopefully you love love love the book!

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  17. Oh, swoon. <3 I love this part of the book :D Thank you for sharing Alyssa. <3 Gorgeous blog tour post sweet girl :D I simply adored this book. A lot.

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    1. Wasn't it awesome!? You're welcome and thank YOU, Carina!

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  18. Because I love fantasy, and this sounds really good! Plus the cover gods blessed this duology with beautiful covers :)

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  19. I haven't read this series yet, though I'm excited to start it! I've heard many good things and many people recommend it to me. Plus the romance seems really swoony ;)

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    1. It's worth reading for sure, Tiffany! :D

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  20. I read the first 11 chapters as an ARC last year, but I just purchased the book while it was on sale. I really liked the parts that I've already read, so I'm anxious to finish so I can get this sequel. I've also not finished her Newsoul trilogy yet, but the first book is awesome.

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    1. I've not read her Newsoul series, but I can speak for this series - it is amazing! Don't be nervous when you read it! =)

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  21. This series sounds extremely interesting, and fantasy is my favorite genre! Can't wait to read it!

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  22. I have read The Orphan Queen on my Kindle last year, and OMG this book was fantastic! I cannot wait to finally read The Mirror King. If the first book was an indication it can only be fabulous. :D
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Woohoo! I hope you get the chance to read The Mirror King soon. You're welcome!

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