***Awesome Blog*** The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1) by Richelle Mead (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are Gladys’s thoughts on The Glittering Court

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Title: The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1)

Author: Richelle Mead

Published Date: April 5th 2016

Genre: YA 


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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…

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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s  Review***

Let me first start off by saying I am a huge fan of Richelle Mead. Having read her whole catalog of books, I feel that she and I have a connection. Or at least in my mind. I know how she will describe and build her characters and that she is in tuned with the new world that surrounds her. On the heels of reading Soundless, this book was a refreshing return to the YA Fantasy and Historical fiction.

Everything about this book was done with care. The plotline and premise are intriguing. The Glittering Court is a means to transform underprivileged girls to upper-class ladies for the new world. To high-born Adelaide it is n escape, she decides to infiltrate the classes as a servant so she can escape her fate to marry a man of high standing. Like Richelle’s other books there is most certainly mystery and suspense. Other students of the Glittering Court find that Adelaide is odd. She knows more than they do in regards to how a highborn lady should act. It starts to unravel when she falls in love with Cedric, and then falls apart completely when her betrayal is laid before her.

If you love Richelle Mead and books of court intrigue, then this is the book for you. I give it 4 Stars and a tip of the Nerd Girl hat. I cannot wait to read more.

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  • Christine #NerdGirlPixie

    This looks so good!

  • Stephenee

    Can’t wait to start this!

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