Breaking News!! The Glittering Court Paperback Release!

Breaking News!! The Glittering Court Paperback Release!The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Published by Razorbill on March 28th 2017

Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…

I’m so excited to be taking part in the festivities celebrating the paperback release of “The Glittering Court” by Richelle Mead. I read this book last year and absolutely loved it. But, before I share my review and mood board from last year, I thought I’d take you a re-enactment of my reading experience of “The Glittering Court” through a series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer gifs. Why Buffy? I mean, do I really need a reason? Continue reading “Breaking News!! The Glittering Court Paperback Release!”


Book Feels: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead {GIVEAWAY}

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Book Feels: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead {GIVEAWAY}The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1) by Richelle Mead
Published by Razorbill on April 5th 2016
Genres: Girls & Women, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 416

The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead.

"Brilliant and original, Mead’s new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end."—School Library Journal

For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.

After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him.

Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else's property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

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The Glittering Court

In a word, I LOVED ‘The Glittering Court’, LOVED it! It’s everything I want in a book…drama, adventure, intrigue, secrets, romance and danger! From the very beginning I was invested in Adelaide’s journey from pampered and sheltered young woman living in an opulent world to a mysterious no-name fighting to find her place in the world. Her desire to break free from the future that is laid out before her is authentic and believable, and as you follow along on her journey you begin to realize exactly how determined she is to forge a new path. I couldn’t help but become deeply invested in her success. Adelaide is a mix of feisty and determined balanced with a healthy dose desperation and cunning. Continue reading “Book Feels: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead {GIVEAWAY}”