Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Source: Hardcover // Friend
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The first half of the book was great. It was really interesting and I forgot how much I enjoyed Richelle Mead's writing style. The book started off with Adelaide running away from an arranged marriage and being part of the Glittering Court. It is all about the problems she faced while pretending to be somebody else and some drama with the other girls. Things pretty much went downhill after that. There was a lot of unnecessary problems added in for the protagonist to solve and I just wish that they would end it.
The world was not as developed as I hoped it would be. There wasn't a lot of effort into building this world and it reminds me a lot of our own history with the New World and all that.
The romance was not doing it for me either. Adelaide did not seem interested in Cedric, she only simply thinks that he is charming and the only one on the receiving end. There wasn't a lot of chemistry between the two.They seem seem more like two people being forced together so the romance was a big no-no.
From what I've heard, this is going to be a trilogy, but focuses on three different girls whom I guess will be Tamsin and Mira. To be honest, I actually don't even plan on picking up the other books in the series.