Series: The Glittering Court #2
Published by Razorbill on June 27th 2017
In MIDNIGHT JEWEL, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour of the Glittering Court, delving into the dark, political underbelly of Cape Triumph through the eyes of one girl who dares to fight for her freedom.
A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining 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. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.
By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.
MIDNIGHT JEWEL is the extraordinary story of a girl with few options who courageously forges a new path, finding love, passion, lifelong friendships, and maybe even a way to freedom.
Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead is so good. This is the first time that I am reading a series that is done in a different POV but is the same story in each book. I am really enjoying these books. Mead is a brilliant writer. Do you remember all those moments that Mira disappeared in The Glittering Court? Now is the time to find out. Mira has been through so much in her life but she truly just wants to pay off her brothers bond so they may unite.
Grant is trying to recruit a Glittering Court girl to become an asset for his cause. Mira ends up volunteering and then proves to Grant why he wants her as his asset. I really enjoyed Grant and Mira’s interactions. These two are always hot and cold. I never knew when they would be getting along. They brought so much to this story when they were together.
I loved getting the extra information in this book that was left out of the last book. We get to learn more about Governor Doyle and what he is really up to. I am really looking forward to getting Tamsin’s side of the story. As they say there is always three sides to every story, Mead really brings that point of view to the surface. I really enjoy Mead’s writing. This is the second book that I’ve read by her and I am still enjoying her style. I definitely need to check out more of her books.