Blog Tour & Feature: The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3) by Richelle Mead
The Emerald Sea is the third and final chapter in The Glittering Court series by Richelle Mead. The Emerald Sea releases next week on June 26th so be sure to binge this series now. Thank you to Penguin Teen for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour. You will find our creative feature – Instagram profiles for Tamsin, Mira, and Adelaide – to celebrate the series, as well as the series information.
The final installment in Richelle Mead’s sweeping, enthralling Glittering Court series answers the trilogy’s biggest question: what is the secret that drives Tamsin to win at all costs?
Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court’s diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. Training alongside other girls in the Glittering Court, Tamsin immerses herself completely in lessons about etiquette, history, and music–everything a high-society wife would need to know. Once she’s married, she’ll be able to afford a better life for her family, so the sacrifice is worth it if she can be the best.
When her friendship with Mira and Adelaide, her roommates at the Glittering Court, threatens her status as the top-ranked prospect, she does the only thing she knows will keep her on track: she cuts them out of her life. But when her voyage across the sea goes off course, Tamsin must use her unrelenting grit and determination to survive the harsh winter far north of her intended destination in hopes of making it back to the Glittering Court in time to secure a proposal–and a comfortable future for her family.
Experiencing new cultures and beliefs for the first time, Tamsin realizes that her careful studies haven’t prepared her for everything, and with new alliances formed with roguish tradesman Jago Robinson and good-natured minister Gideon Stewart, Tamsin’s heart begins to be pulled in different directions. But she can’t let her brewing attraction get in the way of her ultimate goal: protecting the secret she holds closest to her heart, the one that would unravel everything she’s worked for if it’s uncovered.
Allow Us to Introduce the Ladies of The Glittering Court
With a large following and winning attitude, Tamsin is in it to win it. She will stop at nothing to marry up and out. But will she lose it all or is she just currently lost?
Mira is ready for action and keeps her friends close but her enemies closer. Secrets are her game…But who’s really being played?
Adelaide struggles to keep her past a secret even though she yearns for something different. Can she fit in or will her past come back to haunt her?
A dazzling, romantic new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds from Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy.
Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.
Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.
When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise–first, as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.
But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands. .
In the second installment of the bestselling Glittering Court series, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour, delving into the dark, political underbelly of their world 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.
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. But for Mira, it means further 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
Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series, its bestselling spin-off series, Bloodlines, the fantasy standalone Soundless, and the Glittering Court series. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel. Visit RichelleMead.com to find out more.
Blog Tour Schedule:
GLITTERING COURT #1: GLITTERING COURT
May 21 – The Book Chamber – Creative Instagram Picture
May 22 – Young Adult Reads – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
May 23 – Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews – Creative Instagram Picture
May 24 – Bookdragon_problems – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
May 25 – Adventures thru Wonderland – Bookesthetics + Moodboard
May 28 – Old Enough For Fairytales – Listicle + Creative Instagram Post
May 29 – Universe Within Pages – Review + Instagram Picture
May 30 – Bette’s Pages – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
May 31 – A Very Bookish Girl – Moodboard
June 1 – Bringing Paperback – Creative Instagram Picture
GLITTERING COURT #2: MIDNIGHT JEWEL
June 4 – Novel Grounds – Review + Book Aesthetics + Creative Instagram Post
June 5 – Just Commonly – Fashion + Book Aesthetics
June 6 – Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Creative Instagram Picture
June 7 – In Wonderland – Listicle
June 8 – Library of a Book Witch – Playlist + Creative Instagram Picture
June 11 – It Starts At Midnight – Moodboard
June 12 – Booknerdchelcie – Playlist
June 13 – Miss Bookworm – Book Aesthetic
June 14 – A Book and A Cup of Coffee – Creative Instagram Picture
June 15 – The Blonde Bookworm – Creative Instagram Picture
GLITTERING COURT #3: EMERALD SEA
June 18 – The Reader Bee – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
June 19 – Love Is Not a Triangle – Creative Instagram Picture
June 20 – BookCrushin – Creative + Creative Instagram Picture *You are Here!*
June 21 – Riddle’s Reviews – Book Aesthetics
June 22 – Novel Knight – Review + Moodboard
June 25 – Lovely LoveDay – Playlist + Creative Instagram Picture
June 26 – Becca’s Lost in Lit – Creative Instagram Picture
June 27 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Book Look Feature
June 28 – Anxiousbookaholic – Reasons To Read The Series