A review of The Glittering Court (by Richelle Mead)

This novel was a stunning read. I was immediately immersed in the story, and the characters were full of life and depth. The Glittering Court is an all-too rare book that captivates the reader. It’s definitely a page turner. The setting is Elizabethan mixed with frontier worlds. It’s an engrossing read, there were many plot twists that were shocking! It’s a series, but book two is going to be released next year, so I can hardly wait to read it.


For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a chance 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 an arranged marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to decide her own destiny, and have a shot at freedom 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 group of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper and respectable 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.

Richelle Mead has written a beautiful novel. She takes the time to build up the characters, and the plot is strong, there were many surprises. The Glittering Court is the perfect novel for readers who like fantasy, romance, or adventure stories. The story, the characters, and the ending is definitely worth reading this stunning and unique read.


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