Hey everyone, I am back to tell you about a book that released earlier this month!
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Elizabeth Ruthford is a an Osfridian countess who takes on the identity of a former lady's maid, Adelaide Bailey, to escape an arranged marriage. Her plan is to join the Glittering Court and start a new life in the New World, Adoria.
The Glittering Court is a school where select impoverished young women are chosen and given the opportunity to learn etiquette and skills of the upper class, to be married off to well off gentleman of their choosing.
While it may seem like a noble cause to help the common woman, it is a business venture for the founder and his family.
Each woman signs a contract before joining the Glittering Court and each girl is given a price to be paid upon marriage by the husband-to-be.
However, the heart wants what the heart wants and despite the rules, things do not go as planned.
Will the countess be discovered?
Will she ever find the happiness she desires?
Will this adventure be more than she bargained for?
Cost her everything?
I REALLY enjoyed this book! I loved the story line, the main characters as well as the friendships, and the story pacing was steady. However, the story is more of a historical read than a fantasy, the Governess, Viola, needed to be put in her place (along with others). It is to my understanding that there will be a few books after this one with a different main character. With that being said, there were several gaps in this story line that I hope will be filled as the story progresses.
Best Wishes Always,