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The Glittering Court de Richelle Mead
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The Glittering Court (edició 2017)

de Richelle Mead (Auteur)

Sèrie: Glittering Court (1)

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Títol:The Glittering Court
Autors:Richelle Mead (Auteur)
Informació:Razorbill (2017), 432 pages
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I should've known, because it's not the first time that Mead does this. Interesting setting, but weak motivations and unbelievable plot twists make this a "meh" read. ( )
  ladyars | Dec 31, 2020 |
Too much mean girls and too little magic ( )
  Tip44 | Jun 30, 2020 |
Big fan of Richelle Mead. Liked this book. But looking forward to the rest of the series. ( )
  hipney | Jun 3, 2020 |
“Do you think my being someone else's wife will change anything? Don't you know that I'd lie with you in the groves, under the light of the moon? That I'd defy the laws of gods and men for you?”

I love the Vampire Academy series, but I haven't read anything else by Richelle Mead until now. I just couldn't pass this up when it became available as an audiobook at my library. The cover is stunning! It also goes well with the story, which is a bonus. I hate when a cover has absolutely nothing to do with a book.

There are various settings for this book, which I enjoyed, but that also means there is a lot of background being given. That made this book feel like a longer read (or in my case a longer listen, hah), which I was completely okay with. I never felt like I was being bogged down with information, or that the pace of the story was lagging. Despite this, there are certain aspects of the story that remain shrouded in mystery. It was a little frustrating at first, but I later learned that it was because Tamsin and Mira would get their own books, which would explain their stories as they happened alongside Adelaide's. There are quite a few things that I need to know, but I guess that was Mead's intention. I'll have to read the other two books to learn their secrets.

I was thinking this book would be a little more fantastical, but it wasn't. It was very practical while also being incredibly engaging. I don't know why I felt compelled to listen to it nonstop, but I did. There's just something about it that hooked me from the beginning. The characters weren't annoying or unbelievable. I felt like I was listening to something that actually happened. They tried to do what was best for themselves, and in the end it ended up being each other. Cedric did love her enough to let her go. He tried to find a husband for her that she wouldn't hate being married to, and she was willing to commit forgery to help him. I'm really happy that things worked out for them in the end. It wasn't perfect, and the journey was messy, but things could have been a lot worse.

Originally posted at Do You Dog-ear? on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
http://www.doyoudog-ear.com/2017/11/the-glittering-court-glittering-court-1.html
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  doyoudogear | Oct 10, 2019 |
Richelle Mead's books tend to be my guilty pleasure reading. I (usually) like the characters and the plot, I (usually) enjoy the conflict and romance, and I (usually) reread her books whenever I'm feeling under the weather. I mean, I've read the Vampire Academy series 4 times already, so there's no question about how much I like her stories. However, The Glittering Court fails to inspire that same love I (usually) feel towards her writing.

Okay, let's get something else out of the way: I don't mind dress descriptions, court life drama, or girly adventures. I can handle tropes if the story is good enough. And I really don't mind some fantasy thrown into the mix. But holy cow, The Glittering Court is rife with gaping plot holes that is so hastily fixed at the end of the book that it looks like a freaking rush job (and yes I actually used the word gaping, although I despise the word). The dress descriptions are weak (no seriously, The Selection did it way better). The court life drama is some weird-ass mix-match thing that makes no sense. And worst of all, the girly adventure just made me think about a low-budget gold-rush western movie with some goody-two-shoes pirate stories thrown into the mix.

In other words, I hated this book.

The Glittering Court was fun for 35% of the read, the rest just sucked. I didn't like the characters whatsoever - Adelaide-no-Elizabeth-no-Adelaide was an annoying protagonist who still pretty much changed everything about herself for a man (doesn't matter if you're downgrading for a guy, it still makes a bad impression in stories). She, being a countess, should have known how to be conniving enough to get whatever she wants. But no. No wonder she couldn't find a husband in her old hometown. Cedric wasn't nearly as likable as one would expect from a main love interest, which is just terrible considering Richelle Mead created Dmitri Belikov - one of the best characters I've ever come across in books. Tamsin just wanted a husband. Mira - the most enjoyable character - just didn't get enough show time.

I hated this book.

I'm sorry, I have the utmost respect for Mead, but The Glittering Court is a prime example of just not caring. It could have been great, don't get me wrong, but wow! The yawn factor was just infuriating.

Sorry, but if you're looking for YA books with pretty dresses and romance, I say stick to The Selection. This is not a series you want to spend your hard-earned cash on. ( )
  MoniqueSnyman | Oct 3, 2019 |
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