Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Glittering Court by Rachel Mead
Let me start by saying that I loved The Selection series. When I read the synopsis for this book, it sounded reminiscent of The Selection, so I thought I would give it a chance. When I went on vacation, I left my beloved Kindle behind. (The HORROR!) So when I was at the local Books -A - Million - there it was, just waiting for me.
The Glittering Court is both a school and a business enterprise. The purpose is to give an education to working class girls that are beautiful and then ship them to the new world where they will be brides of the new aristocracy. Adelaide is different from the other girls of the Glittering Court. She was born to the nobility but her title is all that is left. Her family is destitute and only an arranged marriage to an odious cousin that she doesn't love can save her. Enter Cedric Thorn, the representative of the glittering court. Adelaide pretends to be a lady's maid and enters into a contract with Cedric's father to save herself and provide a future of her own choosing.
I thought the concept for the book was interesting though much of the plot felt contrived. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I gave it three stars for helping me pass the time.