30 March, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead!

I am sorry for the delay today oops so many things going on right now. Here is the first book of The Glittering Court trilogy? duology? series? it's still unknown.

Publication date: 5th April, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill

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.
So this book is advertised as a mash up between The Selection and Reign. I do like The Selection books but I didn't read Reign nor watched the TV show... I just know is about royalty centuries ago. Anyway it also reminds me a bit of classics such as Wuthering Heights (?)

Personally, I am curious but it wouldn't be a book I would immediately read. I am aware that Richelle is a VERY popular author thanks to Vampire Academy so I understand the excitement.

What do you guys think? Will she evolve and move on from her work on VA or will she fall into the same twists and stories?

Also... WHY DO PUBLISHERS THINK HAVING FACE-FRONT MODELS FOR COVERS IS A GOOD IDEA? Nothing against the models but geez... just no.

Are you excited about The Glittering Court?