1. Last Hit
  2. House of the Rising Sun
  3. How to Hang a Witch
  4. Sweet Revenge
  5. A Mate For York
  6. Total Surrender
  7. Egomaniac
  8. Blind Faith
  9. Watch Over Me
  10. Cream of the Crop
  11. Soul Awakening
  12. A Walk in the Woods
  13. Forgotten Sins
  14. At Last
  15. Forever and a Day
  16. Lucky in Love
  17. Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story
  18. Every Little Thing
  19. Head Over Heels
  20. Simply Irresistible
  21. The Sweetest Thing
  22. Always on My Mind
  23. The Proposal
  24. The Proposition
  25. Something About You
  26. Love Irresistibly
  27. Bah, Humbug! A Christmas Street Novella
  28. The Marriage Merger
  29. Holiday Sparks
  30. Fall For Me
  31. Not Planning on You
  32. The Marriage Mistake
  33. Practice Makes Perfect
  34. Weekends Required
  35. Wallbanger
  36. The Marriage Trap
  37. The Marriage Bargain
  38. Reckless
  39. The Liar
  40. Russian Tattoos Obsession
  41. Review of The Tourist of Zenda
  42. Review of A Rather Lovely Inheritance
  43. Review of An Angel’s Purpose
  44. Review of A Demon’s Promise
  45. Review of The Obsession
  46. Review of The Billionaire’s Instant Bride
  47. Review of The Glittering Court
  48. Review of Effortless
  49. Review of Just The Way You Are
  50. Review of Schooled in Magic
  51. Review of Inception
  52. Bad Night
  53. Review of The Billionaire’s Pregnant Bride
  54. Review of Delirium
  55. Review of The One
  56. Review of The Prince: A Novella
  57. Review of Mr. Hollywood
  58. Review of The Elite
  59. Review of A Royal Pain
  60. Review of Her Royal Spyness
  61. Review of The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee
  62. Review of The Professor Woos the Witch
  63. Review of The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
  64. Review of The Werewolf Meets His Match
  65. Review of The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
  66. Review of Alpha
  67. Review of About That Night
  68. Review of A Lot Like Love
  69. Review of Weekend With The Tycoon
  70. Review of Waiting For You
  71. Review of A Christmas Date
  72. Review of Spying in High Heels
  73. Review of Just The Sexiest Man Alive
  74. Review of Taken By Tuesday
  75. Review of Falling Into You
  76. Review of Plus One
  77. Review of Stripped
  78. Review of Absolutely Unforgivable
  79. Review of The Selection
  80. Review of It’s You
  81. Review of Thoughtless
  82. Review of Fifty Shades of Grey
Friday, February 23, 2018
  1. Last Hit
  2. House of the Rising Sun
  3. How to Hang a Witch
  4. Sweet Revenge
  5. A Mate For York
  6. Total Surrender
  7. Egomaniac
  8. Blind Faith
  9. Watch Over Me
  10. Cream of the Crop
  11. Soul Awakening
  12. A Walk in the Woods
  13. Forgotten Sins
  14. At Last
  15. Forever and a Day
  16. Lucky in Love
  17. Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story
  18. Every Little Thing
  19. Head Over Heels
  20. Simply Irresistible
  21. The Sweetest Thing
  22. Always on My Mind
  23. The Proposal
  24. The Proposition
  25. Something About You
  26. Love Irresistibly
  27. Bah, Humbug! A Christmas Street Novella
  28. The Marriage Merger
  29. Holiday Sparks
  30. Fall For Me
  31. Not Planning on You
  32. The Marriage Mistake
  33. Practice Makes Perfect
  34. Weekends Required
  35. Wallbanger
  36. The Marriage Trap
  37. The Marriage Bargain
  38. Reckless
  39. The Liar
  40. Russian Tattoos Obsession
  41. Review of The Tourist of Zenda
  42. Review of A Rather Lovely Inheritance
  43. Review of An Angel’s Purpose
  44. Review of A Demon’s Promise
  45. Review of The Obsession
  46. Review of The Billionaire’s Instant Bride
  47. Review of The Glittering Court
  48. Review of Effortless
  49. Review of Just The Way You Are
  50. Review of Schooled in Magic
  51. Review of Inception
  52. Bad Night
  53. Review of The Billionaire’s Pregnant Bride
  54. Review of Delirium
  55. Review of The One
  56. Review of The Prince: A Novella
  57. Review of Mr. Hollywood
  58. Review of The Elite
  59. Review of A Royal Pain
  60. Review of Her Royal Spyness
  61. Review of The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee
  62. Review of The Professor Woos the Witch
  63. Review of The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
  64. Review of The Werewolf Meets His Match
  65. Review of The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
  66. Review of Alpha
  67. Review of About That Night
  68. Review of A Lot Like Love
  69. Review of Weekend With The Tycoon
  70. Review of Waiting For You
  71. Review of A Christmas Date
  72. Review of Spying in High Heels
  73. Review of Just The Sexiest Man Alive
  74. Review of Taken By Tuesday
  75. Review of Falling Into You
  76. Review of Plus One
  77. Review of Stripped
  78. Review of Absolutely Unforgivable
  79. Review of The Selection
  80. Review of It’s You
  81. Review of Thoughtless
  82. Review of Fifty Shades of Grey

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead is the first book in the two-book series.

For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.
 
After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him. 
 
Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else’s property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

When the young Countess of Rothford is forced into an unwanted marriage with a despicable distant relative, she runs away and decides to leave the beautiful country of Osfrid behind in search of a new life. She follows a dashing student named Cedric to a place called the Glittering Court, where his family trains ordinary girls to act like nobility, ships them overseas to the New World, and profits from their marriage contracts to up-and-coming young men.

It’s there that she assumes the identity of her maid, Adelaide Bailey, and does her best to blend in with the other girls. But as she falls in love with Cedric and becomes tangled in a web of secrets and lies, she is cast out of the Glittering Court and forced into a radically different life working the land in search of the gold they desperately need to start a better life together. With a full cast of bold and original characters, Mead does a superb job of building a world that teens will be excited to enter into and disappointed to leave. The plot is intricately woven, and the ending promises future installments from other characters’ points of view. VERDICT Brilliant and original, Mead’s new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.-Candyce Pruitt-Goddard, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WAα(c) Copyright 2011.

The Glittering Court is set in historical England, but you really don’t feel like it’s a historical romance. It’s written in a very contemporary way.

Adelaide is an aristocrat, who has a title but no money. As many in history of done in her position, she’s expected to marry into money, a rich man who wants a title.

Only she doesn’t want to marry some guy who only wants her title. Her whole life has been planned out for her and she’s always done exactly as she was told. Only now when push comes to shove, she isn’t sure she can go through with it.

So she does the only thing she can think of, she pretends to be one of her maids and joins the Glittering Court.

The Glittering Court is basically a school where decent looking girls without any money are sent to be educated and refined then sold off to the highest bidder in America.

Men who go to the America’s to find their fortune quickly realized the new world lacks appropriately refined women. So the are imported from England. But they don’t want just any random girl, they want pretty girls who are educated and refined.

The Glittering Court is basically a finishing school.

I get not wanting to marry some horrible guy you don’t know or like just because you have to. But running off to the Glittering Court doesn’t really make sense because, in the end, she’ll still have to marry some guy she doesn’t know and possibly doesn’t like.

So while the overall story has some plot holes in it, I still really liked the book.

It was different and well written.

It’s written in a way that you’ll easily get caught up in the world that the author has created. It starts off as a historical romance and then transforms into life on the great frontier. It was done so in a way that hardly even notice.

The beginning of the book was a little slow but when the momentum finally picked up, boy did it! Was a very entertaining read.

 

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