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The Emerald Sea

(The Glittering Court #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  4,312 ratings  ·  438 reviews
The dazzling conclusion to #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead's The Glittering Court series.

Meet Tamsin, the Glittering Court's hard-angled emerald. Her outsized aspirations make her a fierce competitor, rising to the top of the ranks. But when the ship she boards for the New World is tragically lost at sea, she is quite literally thrown off-course.
ebook, 585 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by Razorbill
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Wow this was actually great.

I must admit that in the Glittering Court I was not a Tamsin fan. She was too competitive and obsessed with winning. I just couldn't stand her. In ES we find out that there is a reason she is like this. And that really changed the way I felt about her character. Being the best, and marrying the most eligible bachelor is not something she wants. It's something she has to do.

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Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-best-off
This book series is one of the most underrated and overlooked work of Richelle Mead. It is really strange for me, because I have been reading Mead's novels for ages, I started with the Vampire Academy stories in high school and finished The Immortal Crown during my master degrees. I really appreciate how her writing has improved, at some point Mead was able to change her style and move to new ideas, not that I didn't like her first works, but this... well, I personally think it is the best book ...more
Madeleine Knutsson
I loved the first book in this series but both book two and three was a let down for me for some weird reason.
I'm going to take a wild guess and say that this story will be about the shipwreck and Gideon Stewart. ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with Adelaide and Cedric. I quite enjoyed Mira and Grant. But I was thoroughly entranced by Tamsin and Jago. Tamsin has depths that are only hinted at in the previous books. And Jago. *sigh* I think he's my favorite of the heroes. He really lets Tamsin shine. I actually "ah"ed out loud when Tamsin was upset and Jago faked a problem with the horse harness to have Tamsin groom the horses, which helped her. I would love to see another book about them! ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it

Entertainment is all I got from this book, nothing more. It is an entertaining story full of adventure with likable characters, a strong and smart heroine and a nice ending. An improvement from the second book. However, I was expecting something deeper, more weighty, something like what I have read from Richelle Mead before, something MEANINGFUL. And yet, I did not find that here, this story, just like the two previous installments, is forgettable. There is nothing significant enou
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was the best book in the series! And one of the most addictive!

Tamsin Wright. It shocked me the most that she had a daughter! I mean, who could have seen that coming? Well, almost no one practically. In this book, she, a kind of, became a leader. And she did her job well. Although, she was reminding herself again and again that all this was for Merry, her daughter.

Jago Robinson. Or should I say Jacob Robinson? Well, does it matters? He's a trader. Who's very fond of horse
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
At first I thought that this would be my favourite of the trilogy. Now I CANNOT really decide! I loved the first when I read it, the second when I read it and now this! Something seemed to be missing from all three of them. Now putting them all together it feels... right! So, I can only talk about the trilogy as a whole. It was emotionally powerful and badass. Oh I love Richelle's badass female characters so much😍 ...more
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This has been my least favorite of this series but over all I loved the series! I definitely recommend if you liked the selection.
Ashley Drumm
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: richelle-mead
Like I've said before, thank goodness I still read this series after so many low reviews. I absolutely adored this series and I highly recommend it ...more
Rachel Check
If I could give this book 6 stars, I would.

It has been a long time since I have read a book and FELT it. Am I the only one who gets a pit in my stomach when reading about mis-communications that break apart people who are truly good to and for each other? If I am, whatever I am okay with it. It makes my reading experience really intense. I read this book in one sitting, at night, knowing I had a 6 am wake up the next morning and even now, exhausted, I have zero regrets.

I love the Glittering Cou
Nicole Evelina
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-fiction
Good, but very repetitive of the first two books and overly long. If I had to hear one more time that Tamsin "gets things done," I would have strangled someone. Tamsin, it turns out is one of those characters that is best as a supporting character. When she is given her own book, she's a bit much. But the parts of the storyline that weren't overlapping the first two books were good. ...more
Justin Turczak
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked book 2 a tad more but this story is still better than book 1. Tamsin is very feisty and gets what she wants and if doesn't puts up a great fight. This book is between a 3.5-4 for me. ...more
Brittany Deroche
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: period-piece
This Glittering Court finale was the best SO FAR! Wow.

I liked The Glittering Court, it reminded me of the Selection. The second book was good but my last favorite of all three. This one ... it had tons of action, love , just everything. I mean I liked it so much. I’m shocked.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tamsin Wright has always been a marvelous character, so I was expecting nothing less of her in this book written in her full perspective. She definitely delivered, and more at that!

As based on my ratings, each book of this series has gotten better and better! The first book wasn’t horrible, so I didn’t give up on this series, and I’m so glad I didn’t! There are just so many secrets, relationships, and adventures to keep the series going! With this specific book, the most adventure happens becau
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5


The Emerald Sea, by author Richelle Mead, is the third and final installment in the Glittering Court trilogy. The book answers the trilogy’s biggest question: what is the secret that drives Tamsin to win at all costs? Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court's diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the N
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a great conclusion to this series! I enjoyed Tamsin’s story so much.
Kathryn Ford
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other
And so finally all the puzzle pieces have fallen into place. I really think the author had a great idea to tell the story from the three girls' different perspective, each adding to the over all arc. I'm not quite sure which book I liked the most. I think it was Mira's story with the pirates and Grant Elliot. Although Tamzyn's story was also great with meeting all the different groups of people. I highly recommend this series. ...more
Shelley Lawrence
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2018
I finished The Emerald Sea (such a lovely title), the third in the Glittering Court series by Richelle Mead.
This was a lovely and entertaining story and my favorite of the three companion novels. It was filled with everything from adventure to romance, friendship to inspirational life lessons. I loved the main character with her ferocity and determination combined with a gentle and sweet spirit. Her devotion to family was inspiring and her can-do attitude, which enabled her to face insurmountab
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richelle Mead is the bestselling author of over 25 novels for adults and teens. A fan of myth and folklore, she has written many books including those elements. Richelle is the author of the Vampire Academy series as well as its spin-off series, Bloodlines. She also wrote SOUNDLESS, a standalone novel set around Chinese mythology. Her newest young adult trilogy, The Glittering Court, began with a book by that same name. The second novel in the trilogy, MIDNIGHT JEWEL, occurs at the same time as ...more
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
the final book of the glittering court series follows the adventures of tamsin wright, a girl who's willing to sacrifice everything for her family. after being accepted into the glittering court—a program that trains common girls into proper ladies and then sends them off to adoria (or the new world) to marry the rich men there—tamsin has her heart set on becoming the best and marrying the richest husband she can find, for the sake of her family's future. during her time at the glittering court, ...more
The Emerald Sea is the final book in the YA The Glittering Court trilogy.

The narrator is 20 year old Tamsin.

These books feature the same overall story. However I was very excited to see what actually happened to Tamsin when she was separated from Adelaide and Mira.

I thought that we were supposed to be able to read these books out of order as each book is a self-contained story. However, I really can't see how you could read The Emerald Sea without having read the previous books. This book starts
Jill booksandescape
The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead is the third and final novel in the Glittering Court series. While the first novel followed Adelaide, and the second novel Mira, this conclusion follows Tamsin. In this book, we discover Tamsin's past and why it is so important to her to get the highest scores and become the diamond, and why it is important for her to find the richest husband. We also get a glimpse at Tamsin's life during her time when she is not with her friends Adelaide and Mira.

I'm truly sad t
Jul 07, 2018 added it
Buddy read with Azrah! Sorry, Az, for making you wait too much. I know you were dying of curiosity. Cuz I was too!😅

I'm too exited!! This is gonna be fun!😁
The Emerald Sea
The Glittering Court, Book 3

I Picked Up This Book Because: I am a fan of the TV Series

The Characters:

Tamsin Wright:
Jacob “Jago” Robinson:
Mira, Adelaide, Orla, Half a dozen other characters whose names I can’t remember

The Story:

The conclusion of a whirlwind of a tale of three young ladies chosen to give up their common lives and trained to become wives of wealthy gentlemen in a new land. Tamsin, the third in the trilogy, goes through enough t
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
I listened to this book on audio for a good month, just listening to snipets at a time. The funny thing is, I never forgot what happened or was confused because I was invested in Tamsin’s story and her WILD journey.

This novel took so many unexpected turns which I loved. I never knew what Tamsin was gonna get into next. She had this fire inside of her and that’s what made her stand out from all the other girls. She had determination and I never failed to see that aspect of her.

The love story was
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For me, this book was the weakest of the three. It has adventure but still had pockets where it felt dragged out. The author could have cut 100 pages out. Overall I loved the second book the best in this series!
Kathy Chung
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Way to go Tamsin! I love the Tamsin in this book as compared to book 1 and 2 where her character is more to being greedy and pushy.

Here we get to know her more and the reason why she is anxious to be the diamond and why she was so dissappointed when she was pushed to #4 .

I would say this book is near perfect. I felt angry , happy, sad and many more feelings when i read it.

Am only dissatisfied at 2 points. The first is i wish the author would have "punish" Diana and Samuel or in some situatio
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tamsin's story is my favorite and I'm glad we got to end the series with it! ...more
Tiffany Heitz
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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