The Glittering Court Richelle Mead
  • Title: The Glittering Court
  • Author: Richelle Mead
  • ISBN: 9781595148414
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Glittering Court Richelle Mead The Glittering Court 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 s
    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, tBig 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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    About Richelle Mead


    1. 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.


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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 of this book is quite enjoyabl [...]

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    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 a parade of pretty prom dresses than anything resembling historical fact And for once, the book was true to the blurb, sadly so A [...]

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    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 years [...]

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    4. I see Richelle Mead s publishers still haven t gotten the hint that human faces on book covers is a no no.

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    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 interested in Cedric Though Adelaide has some pretty comical moments while pretending to be who she is not I ultimately found myself wanting out of her character I like my women a little badass and a little less dress obsessed The Cou [...]

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    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 to wire rac [...]

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    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 struggled to bring mys [...]

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    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 fantasy, when i [...]

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    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 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 The roman [...]

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    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 reading [...]

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    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 incredibl [...]

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    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 to pre [...]

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    13. Oh, look Another book I want to read because everyone dislikes it Probably, let s be honest here.

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

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    15. 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.

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    16. 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 Date April 5, 2016 [...]

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    17. 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 the o [...]

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    18. 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 fantasy [...]

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    19. 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, pack [...]

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    20. 2 out of 10 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 with Nastassja.I rarely DNF books 12 titles only during [...]

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    21. 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 AND NE [...]

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    22. 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 will steal he [...]

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    23. 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 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, I like [...]

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    24. 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 of unhapp [...]

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    25. 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 banter had [...]

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    26. 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 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.But the short [...]

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    27. 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

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    28. The 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 actually I could ea [...]

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    29. 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 servant [...]

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