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