For as long as Fei can
remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain
and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and
her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the
treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.
villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink
and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire
existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and
But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.
Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s
jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth
and an unlikely romance will change her life forever…”
Big and sweeping, spanning 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.
a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to
transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of
arranging 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
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 later, 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. . . .
First of all, is it just me or does the girl on the cover look like Zoey Deutch, the girl who portrayed Rose Hathaway in the Vampire Academy movie? It looks just like her! It doesn’t matter if she’s the one on the cover or not but this cover gives me hope for all the other covers in the rest of the series!
I’m glad they upgraded from the ugly covers to this fabulous book cover!
It’s interesting because it’s a historical, fantasy, and romance series that I cannot wait to get my hands on and binge read it all in one sitting and regret it while waiting for the next book. We have all done that before at least once.
The Glittering Court will be released on April 12th 2016! Such a long time, but the wait will be worth it!
Watch another one of my favorites Booktuber interview Richelle Mead!
In Other News…
Other news is usually something Sophia interrupts Lupe’s fangirling, and it happens almost every week. Lupe doesn’t mind.
Victoria Scott fans will be delighted to hear Victoria recently signed a new book deal for her Young Adult Psychological Thriller, Violet Grenade, with Entangled Teen, coming out in summer 2017 (gosh, that’s so long. Sophia is a sucker for thrillers)!
Hypable recently revealed the cover to The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. Doesn’t it look gorgeous? Oh, and it’s also Indian mythology, which means Sophia is automatically eyeballing it.
Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds friendship and warmth.
But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran’s magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar’s plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk – it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.
Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.
THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN is a lush, beautifully written and vividly imagined fantasy inspired by Indian mythology.