The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Hello Lovelies,

Happy Thursday! Today’s review is The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. This book is perfect for fans of the Selection and The Jewel.

The book tells the story of a Countess who wishes to run away from her life. Her family title was losing money so her Grandmother arranged a marriage. Not wanting to go through with it, she assumes the identity of a servant girl and joins the Glittering Court. The Glittering Court is a finishing school for ladies of the lower class with the goal of selling them into marriage with wealthy men.

I had high hopes for this book and found the beginning to be quite enjoyable, but as more elements were introduced, the more confusing it became. Adelaide escaped her home for a better future, where she could make her own choices, but the Glittering Court is offering the EXACT SAME FUTURE. As a part of the court, she will be sold to a man so that she can be his wife. Sure she has some choice in the matter but ultimately, The Glittering court is a business, and she is the product.

Another confusing subplot is the whole heretic religion that Cedric somehow gets roped into. I feel like that was just added for more conflict when there was really no need for it.

I enjoyed reading it at the time, but looking back I feel there was a lot of stuff missing. It was a good mindless read but not really something to engage in actively.

I give this book,



See you guys on Sunday!

XOXO Shelby Levine

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