The Glittering Court was the first book I formally reviewed here at Tales of the Ravenous Reader (and, honestly, the first book I really reviewed period) so it holds a special place in my heart. I’m thrilled today to be kicking off the Midnight Jewel tour by sharing why you need to catch up before tomorrow. Ok, not really but STILL!
5 Reasons to Catch Up on The Glittering Court Before Midnight Jewel
- Each story is self contained (stand alones in a series) BUT Mira (MC in Midnight Jewel) is introduced in The Glittering Court and is here to offer us a darker side of what happened in book 1. Almost feels like an unreliable narrator!
- The Glittering Court is set in an interesting world. It’s colonial but not? Richelle said it’s her world and she can do what she wants. Makes for an interesting setting.
- NOT a retelling. The market has been full of them. This isn’t one of them.
- It’s fantasy that non-fantasy readers can read. A series without a boring journey? SIGN ME UP.
- THAT HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Come on, you know I’m a sucker.
Are you picking it up? I am eagerly refreshing my Audible account, waiting!
by Richelle Mead
Published: June 27th 2017
A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.
Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.
By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.
Follow the Tour
June 26 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Top 5 Reasons to Read Glittering Court Before Midnight Jewel
June 27 – Mundie Moms – Favorite Quotes from Midnight Jewel
June 28 – Love Is Not A Triangle – Review
June 29 – A Perfection Called Books – Midnight Jewel Mood Board & Review
June 30 – BookCrushin – Top Leading Ladies Who Escaped Their Fates
July 3 – ButterMyBooks – Midnight Jewel Inspired Drink
July 4 – Books, TV, & More… Oh My! – Female Royalty By Birthstone
July 5 – A Page With A View – Midnight Jewel Photos & Review
July 6 – Once Upon A Twilight – Top 5 Reasons to Read Midnight Jewel
July 7 – YA Wednesdays – Couture Cloak & Dagger
July 10 – The Fandom
July 11 – Ex Libris – Review
July 12 – Novel Knight Reviews – A Book in Quotes
July 13 – The Eater Of Books! – Midnight Jewel Swoon Thursday
July 14 – Fiction Fare – Review
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