I'm thrilled to be a part of The Mirror King blog tour!
First, I'm going to share some quick (but extremely enthusiastic) thoughts on The Mirror King and then the lovely Jodi Meadows will be joining me for a fun edition of Featurette!.
What I thought
[ pub 4/5/16 by Katherine Tegen Books | FIND IT: GOODREADS • AMAZON • BARNES & NOBLE • BOOK DEPOSITORY ]
Jodi is also a fan of these shows and shares her thoughts on both as well as how they relate to her current duology!
When I first started talking about THE ORPHAN QUEEN, I pitched it as Game of Thrones meets Batman (the YA versions!), but if I could run really fast and go back in time -- having seen The Flash -- I might use Game of Thrones meets The Flash.
These are both shows I enjoy immensely.
With Game of Thrones, I found myself fascinated by the worldbuilding and how seamlessly it was portrayed. Sometimes, we could see it, thanks to the visual medium, but other times, the dialogue told us something. One of the scenes that stands out to me for doing a great job of this is one of the younger Stark boys looking at a map with his tutor, going over the names, animals, and words of various houses.
Plus, we get an amazing look at the various cultures and societies of this world through the way they dress, the things they eat, even the way they do their hair. It's visually stunning, and those small details do so much to really show the audience about the world.
That boy is so positive, particularly for someone who is -- essentially -- a vigilante. He has this power he's compelled to use to help people, but let's be real: he's a helper even without powers. The super-speed is a bonus. He's upbeat, optimistic, and he possesses a strong moral code that drives him to do good in the world.
THE ORPHAN QUEEN, THE MIRROR KING, and the four prequel novellas are part high fantasy, part superhero story: two things I absolutely adore.
There will be a tour-wide giveaway for 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.