Announcement: THE ORPHAN QUEEN

I’ll just start off with this.

Orphan Queen
Yes, this is code name Broadway Story.* Obviously it has nothing to do with Broadway. (Which is why you’ll probably never trust my story code names again.) Rather, it’s what my agent and I have been calling YA Game of Thrones meets Batman.

THE ORPHAN QUEEN is the start of a duology — two books. It’s completely unrelated to the Incarnate Trilogy, except by author (and agent and editor). The story is darker, has a faster pace, and required me to learn about paper-making, dip pens, and scorpion anatomy. It also features people wearing masks. (I like masks.)

Major love goes to my agent Lauren MacLeod, whose first words about this project were, “Um, this sounds freaking awesome.”

I’m so, so fortunate to be working with my editor Sarah Shumway again for this project, as well as the rest of the team at Katherine Tegen Books. There are no words to express how much I enjoyed working with them on the Incarnate Trilogy, and now we get to have more books together!

When Agent Lauren called to tell me Editor Sarah had offered on this, I swear I did not stop smiling and shaking for several hours. (And then I ate a giant cookie with ice cream on top and shortly experienced a sugar crash.) So YAY!!!

THE ORPHAN QUEEN will be out in 2015. Maybe Winter. Maybe Summer. I’ll let you know when I know.

*I talk about my stories using code names because real titles are likely to change–mine, anyway. THE ORPHAN QUEEN is the second “real” title this book has had, and I’m not even certain it’s going to stick.

You can add to your Goodreads list HERE!


Announcement: THE ORPHAN QUEEN — 44 Comments

  1. That is incredibly exciting! Congrats on getting another book deal that is amazing :-) Incarnate and Asunder were major winners with me, so I will definitely be checking out these new ones!

    • Thanks! I didn’t start the story thinking it’s going to be X meets Y, but when I was trying to describe it to my agent, that’s what came out — and it works very well, actually.

  2. Yayyyyy congrats congrats and congrats to you Jodi this book looks and sounds awesome I can’t wait to get it! :)

  3. Hooray!! Big congrats Jodi!! So excited to hear about a new duology from you!! Adding it to my Goodreads right now! Dear me, I go on vacation and miss all the awesome new announcements!

  4. Hey! Brazilian fangirl here! :)
    OMG, I REALLY NEED THIS BOOK! You are a very good writer, and I just can’t wait to read Asunder (because I CAN NOT find it here in Brazil!)

  5. I know this post is a little late, like two years late, i don’t even know if you will see this but i just finished the mirror king. And i’m begging you please write a third book. You cant end the series like that, well i guess you could, but you shouldn’t. Personally as a reader/obsessive fangirl i feel as though i was left hanging from a very high cliff and the only thing that can get me to safety is a third book (hopefully with their wedding in it) I know there might not be a third book and if that happens i think on some level i would except that this is how the story ends and what happens from this point on is only what i can imagine and that i should choose how i want the story to finish, but i don’t think i could do it justice like you. But what do i know you could already be writing a sequel. I guess i’ll just have to wait and see.
    i loved the list he gave her. relationship goals right there.

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