Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
The Glittering Court
by Richelle Mead
Release date: April 5, 2016
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. . . .
Why I am waiting:
Richelle Mead is an auto-buy author for me. I feel in love with her writing in Vampire Academy, which to this day is one of my favorite series. The Glittering Court promises to be an amazing start to a new fantasy series and with that alone I am hooked. I’ve always loved fantasy, but lately it seems like it’s all I crave to read. The premise of this books seems to have it all: secrets, adventures, mysteries, romance, and action. From the book description I feel like Adelaide will be a character that will be easy to fall in love with and root for throughout the story. The early reviews for The Glittering Court seem to be great. My friend Eve at Functioning Insanity managed to get an ARC of this book and she absolutely loved it. With us having similar reading tastes, I believe without a doubt that I will adore Richelle Mead’s start to this new fantasy series.
What is your “can’t wait to read” selection for this week?