Title: The Glittering Court Series: The Glittering Court #1
Author: Richelle Mead
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…
This book begins when the heroine is being forced to marry
her cousin because she and her grandmother are running out of money. They must
get rid of staff members, and then soon will be controlled by her future
However, when she hears about “The Glittering Court,” she
knows it is her way to escape her fate, and be free. But, she never expected to
end up making friends, especially to a man who is endangering his life. So, she
sets out to help him, but that leads to a whole world of secrets and lies that
these two must share among other things.
This book was really full of surprise and intrigue. I was
very surprised by and really enjoyed it. The only thing that bothered me was
that it felt like towards the end the story and relationship between the hero
and heroine was very rushed. I didn’t like how that turned out, but I still
thought the whole book was good
It definitely intrigued me, and pulled me into a new world
that was terrifying and exciting all at once.