The Glittering Court
Both a school and a business venture, t ...more
“Winifred, the first girl, would look so lovely in the diamond colouring. Ruby’s the next most precious stone, and that obviously wouldn’t suit you with your hair. So third, as a sapphire, seemed like-“
“Sapphire?” interrupted Tamsin. “Sapphire? Everyone knows green is my best color. Isn’t an emerald rarer than a sapphire?"
Who fucking cares? Because I surely don't.
I'll start with credit where it's due - the beginning of this book ...more
The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love.Really. This is my own fault. What did I think this book was going to be? I couldn't bear the aching stupidity of The Selection. Reign, the TV show, was abominably dumb, and more a parade of pretty prom dresses than anything resembling historical fact. And for once, the book was true to the blurb, ...more
I don't know if I made an assumption based on the title 'THE GLITTERING COURT' and fantasy being listed as the primary genre, or if I saw something somewhere that said "Fae," OR if I just desperately wanted this book to be about Fae, but regardless of what led me to my conclusion, what you need to know is that THE GLITTERING COURT is NOT about Fae.
Not only is it not about Fae, it's one of those weird half-fantasies that've been turning up everywhere the last few ...more
Though Adelaide has some pretty comical moments while pretending to be who she is not I ultimately found myself wanting more out of her character. I like my women a little more badass and a little less dress ...more
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BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; ...more
They were so one-dimensional that I found myself not caring what would happen to them next and I constantly struggled to brin ...more
I had high hopes for this book and there were some elements I really enjoyed, but mostly, this book was messy.
Firstly, there was too much going on. This story felt like 4 different books thrown into one with parts missing. It was convoluted. That being said, the first third to half I really enjoyed. I adored the characters in this story, and they really shine in the first half.
Secondly, the world building was weak. This is a historical fiction novel that is trying to pass as fantas ...more
1. It is marketed as a fantasy but nothing about this book is fantasy. This would have made so much more sense if it was a historical fiction book because all Richelle Mead did was take places and customs from our world and give them new names.
2. There were so many plot holes and unanswered questions since this is going to be a companion series. The idea of having each book in this series follow a different girl sounds good, but it didn't work for me.
This is what The Glittering Court is about:
Only, imagine girls instead of horses.
Girls who are trained to become polite ladies so they could be sold to rich gentlemens who would marry them.
Before you turn upon me because I'm comparing girls to horses, let me say that that was my point: to show you how objectified women in this story were.
This is how happy I was when I started this novel:
This is how I felt most of the time while readin ...more
I mean, I know that this book is stand-alone and told from the perspective of different girls in each of the three books, but if your first book starts out with something like this, it' ...more
DNF at 300 pages in. I couldn't keep pretending I cared in any way about these characters. If you liked this book, you might want to look away right about now.
So this book is about Adelaide/whatever her original name was, a highborn lady whose family is running out of funds. To escape arranged marriage with a glorified oats farmer, she joins a school designed to teach girls skills Adelaide already knows ...more
Anyway, THIS Mead book really worked for me!
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Book One of The Glittering Court series
I've read almost everything Richelle Mead has ever written, but I think it's time for me to stop. Do you ever feel like maybe you outgrew an author? I remember buying physical Vampire Academy books at midnight, because they were so magical I couldn't wait! One time, during a move, my new house didn't have internet yet, so I camped out in a McDonald's parking lot at midnight so I could download The Indigo Spell. To this date, the Dark Swan series is one the best series I've ever read and is sti ...more
See, I thought this was gonna be a stupendous book.
I mean, first of all, I thought that there would be glitter.
So.....hehe, yah THERE WASN'T ANY.
NO F*CKING GLITTERY COURT AT ALL -_-
EXCEPT: A WHINY GIRL WHO DECIDED TO RUN AWAY FROM HER LIFE.
See, I believe in freedom and all that.
Freedom of speech?
So of cours ...more
2 out of 10
Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)
Genre: high-fantasy, YA
Stuff: historical hints, bride-market
Fail: boring story and characters
POV: 1st-person, female
“We’re all in charge of our own lives—and we have to live with the consequences of the choices we make.”
Buddy-DNF with Nastassja.
I rarely ...more
FOR EVERY SERIES SHE HAS EVER DONE.
This is a tragedy. It feels like Leonardo Decaprio never recieving a Oscar.
Why must the wonderful things be taken from the talented people, PRAY TELL ME!
God, Just, look at it.
She looks like the glittering court gave her an allergic reaction
And JESUS. I haven't even begun with the title yet. WTF.
I FEEL LIKE TAKING THIS TITLE TO COURT AND DEMANDING IT BE JAILED AND LOCKED AWAY A ...more
Actual rating: 1.5 stars
DNF at about 53%
Welcome to a fancy brothel! Every kind of girl is available here for a good price. Have a pick.
Our MC is the Countess of Rothford. Her life is pretty hard: she has to marry an itching nasty cousin or stay moneyless heiress and loose her grand fancy house *gasp* what a terrible fate! How will our poor baby find a way out of this situation? Will she decide to stay poor but, at least, save her pride and title? Or will she marry her terrible cousin? N...more
Things started to get more interesting when Adelaide departed to Adoria after receiving ample etiquette trainings where she met with other potential and noteworthy suitors, or so she thought as things started to go downhill for her. Still, ...more
I loved the premise and hello gorgeous cover, so I was eager to start this book. Once I got started, I tried to take my time because I wanted to savor it.
Love love love Adelaide. She's sassy and fantastically outspoken for the time period. Her BFFs Tamsin and Mira were just as delightful and I really enjoyed all of the scenes with the three of them. And Cedric...he's a whole other story. The UST between him and Adelaide is so delicious. There are some of the sweetest swoons and their b ...more
Edit: I just can't. It has to be 3 stars.
This is a 3.5 stars. I have never more than now wanted there to be half ratings on GR because 3 is too low and 4 is too high. But I'm going to round UP for this book because I feel like the book is rated low enough. But this may change.
So I filmed a spoiler-free video review for this book because I really felt the need to discuss my feelings out loud, and also not ...more
The Glittering Court is the first installment in Richelle Mead's series titled (surprise, surprise) The Glittering Court. At this point in my reviews, I would have listed the genres but I kinda have a problem. It is marketed as a fantasy but I find this severely misleading. The Glittering Court is historical fiction with conveniently made-up names for the countries and oceans. There is no fantasy in this book. As for historical fiction, it wasn't bad. I liked the first half very much actually. ...more
Wanting to escape a loveless pending marriage and a stifling lifestyle, Adelaide assumes her serva ...more
Side bar: Doesn't the girl kind of look like Zoey Deutsch (who played Rose in Vampire Academy?)
And then the name... it makes me think of diamonds. Like a room made of diamonds.
Diamonds, sparkly things. It's all the same, right?
Then finally the description! I love that they are going to be standalone novels, but also interconnected. Sounds a little bit like The Lunar Chronicles, but without the multiple POVs. Or perhaps maybe more akin to Graceling?
"The Glittering Cou...more
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1) by Richelle Mead - Starting June 6th 2019||38||28||Jun 13, 2019 05:07PM|
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Young Adult Fantasy? Daughter of the duke runs away after being engaged. She goes to an academy of sorts in place of her maid, to learn "proper etiquettes" [s]||3||16||Feb 17, 2019 11:07PM|
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A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f ...more
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“Well,” I said huffily, “it shouldn’t be that easily forgotten.”
“Would you like it better if I say I’ll eventually forget it but not without a great deal of struggle and torment?”