I was bored, so I went to the YA section at my library and picked up a bunch of books. The only one that really held my attention was The Glittering Court. I'm ashamed to say I've never read anything by Richelle Mead (although the Vampire Academy movie that everybody bashed was pretty entertaining).
-There were a lot of dresses-
-But not very much action-
-Until the end-
-And then it went all Lonesome Dove-
-And had kilt wearing natives-
-And I just -
Wasn't into it. I could tell I would probably like some of her other stuff, I just didn't like being Little House on the Prairie-ed when I was looking for more of a Selection type reading experience. I felt bait and switched. I really don't like westerns-and this felt a little frontier with a little ballroom. There really wasn't anything special with the romance either, and I'm not sure why. It was just super...dull. I debated not even doing a review. There's really nothing else to say-wait, yes there is: I HATED the "Just wait, one day you'll know my secrets" all of the friends did with one another. Gag me with a spoon. She didn't even give us Tamlin's secret after she told Adelaide. SERIOUSLY? It's not going to make me read the next book. Ugh. But I'll give a synopsis- it's supposed to be a book review right?
The Countess of Rothford comes up with an elaborate plan of escape from a dreaded marriage after meeting a handsome representative of the Glittering Court. Transforming into her ladies maid, Adelaide, she goes through etiquette school to transform into what she already is, a lady of good standing and impeccable manners. Once graduated from the Glittering Court, the girls ship off into the wilderness across the sea, looking for a handsome, rich husband and maybe just a little bit of adventure. But The Countess may have had what she was looking for all along in the Glittering Court owner's son, Cedric Thorn, who holds the secret of who she really is close to his chest. Through blue blooded ballrooms to mining in the new wilderness, Adelaide has a lot of adjusting to do if she's to survive the new frontier.