Teaser Tuesdays #50: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday:

Book cover for The Glittering Court by Richelle MeadTitle: The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads): 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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I am absolutely loving this book so far! The setting is so perfect and I love the way the characters are described. This book sort of reminds me of The Selection in a way, but it’s definitely its own original story.

Here is the teaser:

“‘You’ll give yourself away in ways you don’t even realize.’ At those words, I had a sudden flash of how I’d already messed up in the last twenty-four hours.”

15 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #50: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I received a sneak peek of this from NetGalley and really want to read the rest. Glad to hear you’re enjoying it so far. Hopefully the end is as good as the start.

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I can’t wait to read this. I don’t even care what it is about (too much, at least). It is by Richelle Mead! That is enough of a statement for me!

  3. writofwit says:

    Ooooh I’ve been wanting to read this book and this teaser just made me want to run out and buy it. Love the mysterious and risky sort of feel I’m getting.

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