Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.
Here's my selection for this week…
The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1) by Richelle Mead
Expected publication: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
A dazzling new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds that’s dripping with romance from Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy.

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden 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 later, 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 scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands. . . .
The Glittering Court is probably my most anticipated 2016 release. I love Richelle Mead's writing, and to see that she's beginning a new series is pure excitement.  In this series, it looks like she's blending some of my favorite elements of fiction… fantasy, Elizabethan flavor, frontier worlds, intrigue, and romance. Sign me up!
Pre-order Link

Sooo, what book are you waiting on? Be sure to link me up! 


  1. Anything Richelle Mead is among my most anticipated releases, too, Sarlene. Great pick!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Saw this book on another blog's WOW so am really glad that Michelle Mead is releasing a new series. Definitely going to amazing again.
    my waiting on wednesday

  3. I absolutely loved VA & Bloodlines, so I'm really excited for a new series by Richelle Mead ... it'll be heard to love it more than my precious Adrian but we'll see! I'm excited! Great pick! :D

    Here's my WoW! :)
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  4. Sounds really interesting ~ Happy reading!

    Renee ~ My Wow

  5. Maybe I'll start with this book, since I've been having a hard time getting into Mead's books. I gave up after VA, but this one looks promising. As does Soundless.
    My WoW

  6. This was a popular one last week. I have read The Vampire Academy series, but nothing else by Mead. I am looking forward to learning more about this one.

  7. AHHH! I'm so excited! Love her writing. It's so fantastic! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  8. I need to read her books in order of release date, so I won't be reading this anytime soon or when it comes out for awhile but it's definitely on my TBR list. :)

  9. Yaasss, I can't wait to read this one! I just read my first Mead book - Soundless - and thought it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  10. Really excited for this one too! Love Richelle Mead :)