Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join 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. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.
When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.
But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…
I found this book to be amazing if your a fan of The Selection Series, The Lone City series then this book will draw you in and will provide plenty of twists to things you may or not see coming. I loved the first half when our daring countess runs off to join the Glittering Court to escape her fate of being married off to help her grandma survive in luxurious wealth. The real intrigue started to follow when she takes on this new persona and try to hide it from those she calls her friends. I loved how i was drawn into thinking i knew for sure where this story going but by the end we were far from where that direction. I also like that the other books are gonna gives us more on characters i fell in love with in book one and want to know what going to happen to them. The author did a great job with this series.