Teaser Tuesdays: The Glittering Court

 

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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: The Glittering Court

The Glittering CourtTitle: The Glittering Court
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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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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.

Book Quotes: The Glittering Court

“‘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.”

About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. She's a self-professed coffee addict and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

15 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays: The Glittering Court

  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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