Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blog Tour Swoon Thursday (#233): Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead

Welcome to the blog tour for Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead! This is the second book in the Glittering Court series and it published two weeks ago. Today, I'm sharing a very yummy swoon featuring our hero and heroine, Grant and Mira!

- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting

This week, my swoon is from Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead!

He held me - us - there, suspended on a razor's edge as he searched my face for some answer. At last, he must have found it, because he said, "There's no way I've been the bigger distraction."

And then his lips were on my neck, my cheek, and then back to my mouth, as hungry and demanding as before. We stumbled away from the door and ended up on the floor again, his body over mine. My hands slid under his shirt, and I didn't even realize I was digging my nails into his back until he gave a small grunt of surprise and pulled away. The weight of his gaze pinned me as much as the rest of him. I recognized the familiar, obsessive look. Only this time, it wasn't a clue he wanted to unravel.

His hands and lips moved almost everywhere on me, and in the place they didn't, I guided him there myself. I felt drunk, intoxicated both by what he did to me and the effect I had on him. This was Grant stripped of his cynicism and careful calculation. This was Grant unrestrained, his vigilant nature temporarily blinded by instinct.

- ARC, page 188

About the Book:

Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead
Book Two of The Glittering Court series
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: June 27, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

In MIDNIGHT JEWEL, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour of the Glittering Court, delving into the dark, political underbelly of Cape Triumph through the eyes of one girl who dares to fight for her freedom.

A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining 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. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.

By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.

MIDNIGHT JEWEL is the extraordinary story of a girl with few options who courageously forges a new path, finding love, passion, lifelong friendships, and maybe even a way to freedom.

Check out The Glittering Court:

(Click on the cover to go to Goodreads!)

About the Author:

RICHELLE MEAD is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington.

The Giveaway:

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead (ARV: $19.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on June 26th, 2017 and 12:00 AM on July 17, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about July 21, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Follow the tour:

Week One:
June 26 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Top 5 Reasons to Read The Glittering Court Before Midnight Jewel
June 27 – Mundie Moms – Favorite Quotes from Midnight Jewel
June 28 – Love Is Not A Triangle – Review
June 29 – A Perfection Called BooksMidnight Jewel Mood Board & Review
June 30 – BookCrushin – Top Leading Ladies Who Escaped Their Fates

Week Two:
July 3 – ButterMyBooks – Midnight Jewel Inspired Drink
July 4 – Books, TV, & More… Oh My! – Female Royalty By Birthstone
July 5 – A Page With A ViewMidnight Jewel Photos & Review
July 6 – Once Upon A Twilight – Top 5 Reasons to Read Midnight Jewel
July 7 – YA Wednesdays – Couture Cloak & Dagger

Week Three:
July 10 – The Fandom
July 11 – Ex Libris – Review
July 12 – Novel Knight Reviews – A Book in Quotes
July 13 – The Eater Of Books! – Midnight Jewel Swoon Thursday
July 14 – Fiction Fare – Review


  1. I have the hardcover of The Glittering Court (it was pretty, and by Richelle Mead—good enough for me lol), but haven’t read it and actually didn’t bother to learn much about it until this tour. I knew it was a series and just figured I’d get around to it later so I wouldn’t forget things while waiting on future books. But it sounds great, and the books being on the same timeline will definitely help with my memory. Thanks for hosting!

  2. I just started bk 3 hundreds by pepper winters dollars series. My swoon is when elder stole pim, rescued her from slavery.

    I'm excited for midnight jewel

  3. I really liked the first book, and want to know more about Mira, because she had this mystery about her in the first book.

  4. This author can really make me swoon. I love the excerpt you selected and from it can tell that not only is this a talented writer, but she also knows her characters very well.

  5. I've been meaning to read this series for ages, hopefully I can read it soon

  6. I'm swooning over here! I just picked this up and hope to read both The Glittering Court and Midnight Jewel soon. Thanks for the fun Thursday Swoon!

  7. The covers for this series are so pretty! I really do need to check out book 1, but I'm behind as always lol!

  8. Love the swoon post! I can't wait to read this one!!

  9. The covers are beautiful. I'd love to read these books. Thanks for the post!

  10. I'm so excited to read this book and the cover is so pretty!

  11. Love the swoon! I cannot wait to get started on this series. Love Richelle Mead.

  12. Whoa great swoon worthy scene Alyssa. I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for the great post my dear friend.

  13. Awesome tour post and swoon post sweetie :D These books aren't for me, aw, and the writing seemed a bit weird :p but lovely swoon, even so :D Thank you for sharing about it. <3

  14. I am listening to this one right now, and I loved that moment! Hw she got lost in the moment! Great swoon!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace


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