The Glittering Court
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The Glittering Court

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Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper- class ladies capable of arranging 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 later, 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 scandalise the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly unchafled lands.show more

Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 162 x 238 x 40mm | 492g
  • RAZORBILL
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0448493853
  • 9780448493855
  • 114,337

Review Text

"With a full cast of bold and original characters, Mead does a superb job of building a world that teens will be excited to enter into and disappointed to leave. The plot is intricately woven, and the ending promises future installments from other characters' points of view. Brilliant and original, Mead's new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end." - School Library Journal "The emphasis on romance, dresses, and intrigue will appeal to fans of Kiera Cass ." - Voice of Youth Advocates "In a refreshing change to the romance formula...there is a strong feminist element in Adelaide's narration, and more than meets the eye in terms of plot, character development, and substantive thought." - Booklist "An enjoyable fish-out-of-water tale that plays gritty frontier adventure against the finery of the Glittering Court." - Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.show more

About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series, its bestselling spinoff series Bloodlines, and the fantasy standalone Soundless. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with 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 to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel. Visit www.RichelleMead.com to find out more. From the Hardcover edition.show more

Review quote

"Southern charm meets My Fair Lady [...] romantics will love this book." —School Library Connection, starred review "With a full cast of bold and original characters, Mead does a superb job of building a world that teens will be excited to enter into and disappointed to leave. The plot is intricately woven, and the ending promises future installments from other characters’ points of view. Brilliant and original, Mead’s new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end." —School Library Journal "The emphasis on romance, dresses, and intrigue will appeal to fans of Kiera Cass." —Voice of Youth Advocates “In a refreshing change to the romance formula...there is a strong feminist element in Adelaide’s narration, and more than meets the eye in terms of plot, character development, and substantive thought."  —Booklist "An enjoyable fish-out-of-water tale that plays gritty frontier adventure against the finery of the Glittering Court." —Publishers Weekly  From the Hardcover edition.show more

Rating details

15,320 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 18% (2,810)
4 31% (4,810)
3 32% (4,855)
2 14% (2,070)
1 5% (775)
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