When I think of Richelle Mead I think of vampires and other paranormal. Yet, The Glittering Court is as far away from that as possible while still being considered fantasy. If you can consider it fantasy. It may just be an alternate reality historical fiction.
Adelaide is a girl of wealth, except the family fortune is running out and all she has left is her name. She has to make a good marriage to bring back wealth to her name. Except Adelaide is a strong independent women and an arranged marriage to the eligible bachelors is not on her to do list. Instead, she decides to join the glittering court and become wife to some man in the new world. Beyond the adventure, I am not sure how she thought it was a much better prospect. I suppose it is just putting it off for later. Except the plot is not that simple, and Adelaide is left with more choices or maybe none at all.
While not what I was expecting, it was an interesting book. It was memorable, but did not leave me rushing to want to finish the series. I feel like most of the popularity of the book comes from die hard Richelle Mead fans. I also think that most of the poor reviews are from disappointed die hard Richelle Mead fans. It is not like her other work. I wish it was. Although, I have a lot of her books to catch up on, so I feel I can rate this book without comparing it to her other work. It was ok for an alternate reality historical fiction book. The characters were fine, the writing was good, and the plot was boring. But then I am not much of a historical fiction fan.
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