Title : The Glittering Court
Author : Richelle Mead
Book 1 in a new series
Releasing on : 5th April, 2016
Genre : YA Fantasy, Romance
GoodReads Synopsis :
For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.
After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him.
Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else’s property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.
Richelle Mead is a wonderful storyteller. She may not be the best writer, but when it comes to gripping the reader’s attention and keeping up with their interests, she fits the bill. It’s been some time (a few years, actually) since I last read some Richelle Mead, and there’s total chance that I may have outgrown her writing and her stories. I absolutely loved her Vampire Academy series but at the same time, disliked the Bloodlines series. So technically, I shouldn’t be that excited for this one, but I can’t help it :P I can’t wait to get my hands on it once it releases and give it a try and hopefully *fingers crossed* enjoy it. I’m not expecting to be blown away by it, but I definitely hope I enjoy the book.
And also, THE COVER IS GORGEOUS!