Releases and Recommendations

It’s Tuesday! The wonderful day that books are released to the world!

Today, I’m anticipating the release of The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead, which will be released on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

27272506A 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. . . .

I loved Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series and I have the spin-off sitting on my shelf waiting to be devoured, so it was a no brainer to add Mead’s newest book to my TBR list. This book has arranged marriages, a kind of etiquette school that apparently includes glitter and a hot guy named Cedric (I totally thought of Cedric Diggory from HP but we’ll see what he really turns out to be like). I’m totally sold on this book and I can’t wait to see what delicious tension Mead dreams up next.

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