The Glittering Court is a thought-provoking and intriguing novel, written by Richelle Mead.
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. When Adelaide, an Osfridian countess poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in the New World, she must keep her true identity hidden from everyone at the Glittering Court at all costs. She manages to keep her secret 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 then 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, uncharted lands.Read More »