Waiting on Wednesday #52: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead


Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
The Glittering Court
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): A dazzling new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds that’s dripping with romance from Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy.

Big and sweeping, spanning 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 capable of arranging 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 later, 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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This book sounds like it’s going to be absolutely incredible! I am a big fan of boarding school type books, and I’m certain that I will enjoy this one. After reading Soundless, another one of Richelle Mead’s novels, I am very excited to see what new world she has created in her latest book.

26 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #52: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

  1. Josephine says:

    Oooh wow, I love the mix of a fantasy world and the boarding school scene! I am very interested in this. Although I have never read anything my Michelle Mead, surprisingly!

  2. Nicola says:

    I’m really looking forward to this one, too! I adored the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series, so I’m excited to see a new magical boarding school from Mead.

  3. Mimi W says:

    I’ve considered reading this novel! Heard about this author first when I read an anthology that she contributed to. I absolutely love the cover, so gorgeous! Definitely adding this to my “To read” list

  4. queenalchemy says:

    I am really looking forward to this one as well! I need to preorder this one since there is an awesome giveaway for those that preorder. =] When I read Soundless, I didn’t care for it much. I am wanting to get another taste of Richelle Mead’s books since I hear great things about her books. =]

  5. Sophia says:

    I like to read boarding school type of books too 🙂 The girl on the cover looks like zoey deutch who played as rose in the vampire academy movie😏

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