The Glittering Court

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

  • Title: The Glittering Court
  • Author: Richelle Mead
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 girThe 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.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. A fantasy for those who thought The Selection wasn't long enough.“Winifred, the first girl, would look so lovely in the diamond colouring. Ruby’s the next most precious stone, and that obviously wouldn’t suit you with your hair. So third, as a sapphire, seemed like-““Sapphire?” interrupted Tamsin. “Sapphire? Everyone knows green is my best color. Isn’t an emerald rarer than a sapphire?"Who fucking cares? Because I surely don't.I'll start with credit where it's due - the beginning [...]

    2. I should have known from the blurb that this wasn't going to work for me.The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love.Really. This is my own fault. What did I think this book was going to be? I couldn't bear the aching stupidity of The Selection. Reign, the TV show, was abominably dumb, and more a parade of pretty prom dresses than anything resembling historical fact. And for once, the book was true to the blurb, s [...]

    3. Reviewed by: Rabid Reads4.5 starsI don't know if I made an assumption based on the title 'THE GLITTERING COURT' and fantasy being listed as the primary genre, or if I saw something somewhere that said "Fae," OR if I just desperately wanted this book to be about Fae, but regardless of what led me to my conclusion, what you need to know is that THE GLITTERING COURT is NOT about Fae.Not only is it not about Fae, it's one of those weird half-fantasies that've been turning up everywhere the last few [...]

    4. I see Richelle Mead's publishers still haven't gotten the hint that human faces on book covers is a no-no.

    5. The Glitter Court is about a high society lady who steals the identity of her maid and becomes Adelaide. Adelaide is one of the chosen ones who will be taken to the New World. Adelaide of course is a special snowflake and gets tons of male attention. She is however more interested in Cedric. Though Adelaide has some pretty comical moments while pretending to be who she is not I ultimately found myself wanting more out of her character. I like my women a little more badass and a little less dress [...]

    6. RECIPE:How to make Chocolate Chip cookies!(For real)INSTRUCTIONS: PREHEAT oven to 375° FBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove [...]

    7. This is probably one of the shortest reviews I’ve ever written but I think I really can’t say an awful lot about “The Glittering Court”. I really loved Richelle Mead’s other books but this one was so unlike her. I didn’t feel anything while I read this book and I’m really sorry to say it, but I’m kind of indifferent to all of the characters that were a part of this story. They were so one-dimensional that I found myself not caring what would happen to them next and I constantly s [...]

    8. *2.5 stars* I had high hopes for this book and there were some elements I really enjoyed, but mostly, this book was messy. Firstly, there was too much going on. This story felt like 4 different books thrown into one with parts missing. It was convoluted. That being said, the first third to half I really enjoyed. I adored the characters in this story, and they really shine in the first half. Secondly, the world building was weak. This is a historical fiction novel that is trying to pass as fantas [...]

    9. Reasons why this book did not work for me:1. It is marketed as a fantasy but nothing about this book is fantasy. This would have made so much more sense if it was a historical fiction book because all Richelle Mead did was take places and customs from our world and give them new names. 2. There were so many plot holes and unanswered questions since this is going to be a companion series. The idea of having each book in this series follow a different girl sounds good, but it didn't work for me. 3 [...]

    10. Ladies and gentlemen, I now present you my review in pictures:This is what The Glittering Court is about:Only, imagine girls instead of horses.Girls who are trained to become polite ladies so they could be sold to rich gentlemens who would marry them.Before you turn upon me because I'm comparing girls to horses, let me say that that was my point: to show you how objectified women in this story were.This is how happy I was when I started this novel:This is how I felt most of the time while readin [...]

    11. Initial reaction: *shakes head* One of the few times I'm speechless as one of the authors I hold in high regard wrote one of the most ethnocentric and bigoted pieces of fiction I've read in this genre to date.I'm honestly stunned.Native populations deserve a lot better than this. (As does the GLBT community). I mean, I know that this book is stand-alone and told from the perspective of different girls in each of the three books, but if your first book starts out with something like this, it's in [...]

    12. WARNING: I was extremely tired and grumpy when I wrote this. I apologize for excessive sass. DNF at 300 pages in. I couldn't keep pretending I cared in any way about these characters. If you liked this book, you might want to look away right about now.So this book is about Adelaide/whatever her original name was, a highborn lady whose family is running out of funds. To escape arranged marriage with a glorified oats farmer, she joins a school designed to teach girls skills Adelaide already knows [...]

    13. New Richelle Mead? I need this now!!!P.S. Anyone else think the cover model looks a bit like Zoey Deutch?

    14. 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. . . .:DSCANDALIZE ME.

    15. REALLY GOOD. And I actually really love that the next two books will be companion sequels, told in the perspective of two different girls. Adelaide's story is very complete and wrapped up. Mira's story, and Tamsin's story I can't wait to see who is next! Both of them are wonderful characters. <3Anyway, THIS Mead book really worked for me!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Glittering Court by Richelle MeadBook One of The Glittering Court seriesPublisher: RazorbillPublication Da [...]

    16. I've read almost everything Richelle Mead has ever written, but I think it's time for me to stop. Do you ever feel like maybe you outgrew an author? I remember buying physical Vampire Academy books at midnight, because they were so magical I couldn't wait! One time, during a move, my new house didn't have internet yet, so I camped out in a McDonald's parking lot at midnight so I could downloadThe Indigo Spell. To this date,the Dark Swan series is one the best series I've ever read and is still t [...]

    17. Well that was terribly boring.The basic plot is that a young countess poses as her maid Adelaide in order to avoid an arranged marriage. She joins the Glittering Court, a company that trains girls to act like nobility so they can be shipped to America the colony of Adoria and sold as brides to total strangers. Major step up there. Anyways, she falls in love with the son of the guy running the whole shindig and you will never ever guess who she ends up with.I'm not sure how this qualifies as fant [...]

    18. So, I've heard of the vampire academy series for a while and jeez, that's quite a few books to take care of, so hey, when this series came along, it was justJACKPOT.See, I thought this was gonna be a stupendous book.I mean, first of all, I thought that there would be glitterITTER.Sohehe, yah THERE WASN'T ANY F*CKING GLITTERY COURT AT ALL -_-EXCEPT: A WHINY GIRL WHO DECIDED TO RUN AWAY FROM HER LIFE.See, I believe in freedom and all that.Rights?Freedom of speech?Anyone?So of course, hell yah, pac [...]

    19. 2 out of 10Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Genre: high-fantasy, YAStuff: historical hints, bride-marketFail: boring story and charactersPOV: 1st-person, femaleLove-Geometry: seemingQuote-Core: “We’re all in charge of our own lives—and we have to live with the consequences of the choices we make.” Buddy-DNF wit [...]

    20. I'm sorry, but how many times can Richelle Mead get shitty cover after shitty cover?FOR EVERY SERIES SHE HAS EVER DONE.This is a tragedy. It feels like Leonardo Decaprio never recieving a Oscar.Why must the wonderful things be taken from the talented people, PRAY TELL ME!God, Just, look at it. She looks like the glittering court gave her an allergic reactionAnd JESUS. I haven't even begun with the title yet. WTF. I FEEL LIKE TAKING THIS TITLE TO COURT AND DEMANDING IT BE JAILED AND LOCKED AWAY A [...]

    21. Actual rating: 1.5 stars DNF at about 53%Welcome to a fancy brothel! Every kind of girl is available here for a good price. Have a pick. Our MC is the Countess of Rothford. Her life is pretty hard: she has to marry an itching nasty cousin or stay moneyless heiress and loose her grand fancy house *gasp* what a terrible fate! How will our poor baby find a way out of this situation? Will she decide to stay poor but, at least, save her pride and title? Or will she marry her terrible cousin? No. She [...]

    22. The Glittering Court is quite an enjoyable read, with its rather intriguing premise and slow-building romance between Adelaide and Cedric. Though there were some flaws present such as slow pacing and certain loopholes, I still enjoyed it as a whole regardless. Things started to get more interesting when Adelaide departed to Adoria after receiving ample etiquette trainings where she met with other potential and noteworthy suitors, or so she thought as things started to go downhill for her. Still, [...]

    23. Woah, that was boring. I don't know what I expected from this book?? But the characters' motivations all BAFFLED me and then there's that teeny tiny thing of I felt like napping. It's like The Selection meets the Wild West. YUP. THAT WEIRD. Plus it's a fantasybut a very confusing fantasy, because I seriously don't understand the world.It should've had a map. That would've solved a LOT of problems, sheesh.I confess, I haven't read the Vampire Academy books, but I did read Soundless and had a lot [...]

    24. 4.5 starsI loved the premise and hello gorgeous cover, so I was eager to start this book. Once I got started, I tried to take my time because I wanted to savor it. Love love love Adelaide. She's sassy and fantastically outspoken for the time period. Her BFFs Tamsin and Mira were just as delightful and I really enjoyed all of the scenes with the three of them. And Cedriche's a whole other story. The UST between him and Adelaide is so delicious. There are some of the sweetest swoons and their bant [...]

    25. I expanded on this review a lot in my video review: youtube/watch?v=mNOLnEdit: I just can't. It has to be 3 stars.This is a 3.5 stars. I have never more than now wanted there to be half ratings on GR because 3 is too low and 4 is too high. But I'm going to round UP for this book because I feel like the book is rated low enough. But this may change. So I filmed a spoiler-free video review for this book because I really felt the need to discuss my feelings out loud, and also not to type them up.Bu [...]

    26. Hmmm, kind of want to read, but also not sure if I want to get invested in another series by Richelle Mead because I'm always disappointed in how she ends them

    27. ★★½The Glittering Court is the first installment in Richelle Mead's series titled (surprise, surprise) The Glittering Court. At this point in my reviews, I would have listed the genres but I kinda have a problem. It is marketed as a fantasy but I find this severely misleading. The Glittering Court is historical fiction with conveniently made-up names for the countries and oceans. There is no fantasy in this book. As for historical fiction, it wasn't bad. I liked the first half very much act [...]

    28. I've been a longtime fan of Richelle Mead, and although this is completely unlike any of her other works, I found myself completely delighted by her latest series starter, The Glittering Court. It has so many fascinating components weaved together in a way that somehow works. With strong characters, adorable romance, and many intertwined plot conflicts, this series definitely has a lot going for it.Wanting to escape a loveless pending marriage and a stifling lifestyle, Adelaide assumes her serva [...]

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