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The Selection
 meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead.

"Brilliant and original, Mead’s new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end."
School Library Journal
For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.
After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him. 
Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else's property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

Young Adult
April 5
Penguin Young Readers Group

Customer Reviews

AnnaxBTS923 ,

It good but not really good

I can’t seem to get into it which really disappoints me considering I loved Vampire Academy. The descriptions seem really drawn out and nothing about it really excites me. I don’t love the characters, but what is most disappointing to me is the romance.

Dobielady2 ,

Midnight jewel

Really enjoyed the storyline and the characters were well depicted can't wait for the next book in the series

Mmmeeee123 ,

Soooo disappointed

I've been a fan of richelle meads for years and loved loved loved vampire academy and bloodlines, but this was horrible. I felt like this wasn't even the same author who's previous books I loved and have reread. At first I thought that the beginning sounded good, I was kind of interested and figured why not since I like her other works. Obviously I was wrong. I kept waiting for it to get good and be up to par with her other works but that never happened. I was super dissatisfied and disappointed and hope her next book is better

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