Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#151): The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Book One of The Glittering Court series
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

A dazzling new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds that’s dripping with romance from Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy.

Big and sweeping, spanning 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 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 scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands. . . . 



Soundless was my first Mead book, and I thought it was pretty good. I'm interested in seeing what the author does with this concept!

40 comments:

  1. Ooh, another Richelle Mead novel. Great!

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  2. I want this in my life so bad! I have the chapter sampler with the first like 60 pages or so and I'm debating if reading it will make waiting for it harder or all the better. What I'm Waiting On

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    1. I refuse to the read the sampler because omg TEASE! I hope you love it when you read the full-length novel. :)

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  3. I love this author and am also waiting on this one. I really want to know what Cedric's secret is.

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  4. They gave away a really long preview for this book at YALLFest this past weekend, and Mead talked about this book. It sounds awesome! (But, I love her. I read all the VA and Bloodlines books)

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    1. That is awesome! I've not read any of her books besides Soundless - might binge-read in the future.

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  5. Definitely looking forward to this one too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Soundless was your FIRST book by her? Oh my goodness, you definitely need to read the Vampire Academy series and after that Bloodlines - they're EPIC and two of my favorites series of all time!! I'm very excited for this one too - great pick! :D

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    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

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    1. I'll binge-read them at some point if I have time! Thank you. :)

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  7. I'm quite intrigued about this one too! Quite excited to have a sampler coming with my preorder of Soundless from BoW!

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  8. I love this author and can't wait for this book! Great pick!

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  9. I have been seeing this one a lot in the last couple weeks. Great choice!

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  10. YES! SO MUCH YES TO THIS!!! I need this book in my life! I haven't read Soundless, but her Vampire Academy series is so good! I really hope I get an ARC of this!

    Great pick, Alyssa!
    xo Stephanie @ In Wonderland

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  11. This cover do look pretty awesome :D I hope you will end up loving this one sweetie. <3 I shall look into it after I read Soundless, lol ;p

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    1. Thank you, Carina! I hope you enjoy Soundless.

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  12. oh yes i so swoon over this <3 Soundless was the first book for me too

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  13. YESS!~!!!!! I am so excited about this one. Great Pick.

    Happy Reading

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    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  14. I still haven't read anything by this author before, but I think this book sounds really amazing and I love the name and the cover!

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  15. I can't believe I've never read anything by this author before. I hope you enjoy the start of this series.
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  16. I still have not read any books by this author *runs off in the corner and cowers*! I really need to get on that. I do love all the covers she has for sure! Thanks for sharing and have a great week, Alyssa! My WOW

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    1. Soundless was my first,s o I know what you mean!

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  17. I'm looking forward to this series too! I love Bloodlines SO much, and I liked VA but the triangle just killed me, and Rose wasn't my favorite (I don't know if you'd like her much either). I just hope this new series steers clear of triangles.

    Great pick!

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    1. I'm so iffy about those two series - theoretically I'd like to binge-read both, but that love triangle. -___-

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  18. How have I not heard about this new series yet! This sounds great, and I really like that cover. I'm very intrigued.. Great pick, and thanks for putting it on my radar!

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