Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (200)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead (4/25/17):

Description on Goodreads:
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.
Why I’m Waiting:
I really enjoyed the first installment. I cannot wait to get Mira’s perspective and learn what exactly she has been up to. She was my favorite character in the first book. And while there were things I did not like in the first book, there were a lot of things I loved. The big thing I loved: the emphasis on friendship. I love that these books seem to be at their core: friendship stories. Mead knows how to write drama too. I know this one will be loaded with it. I cannot wait.


  1. I still need to read the first one but it's on my tbr shelf - the emphasis on friendship you mentioned is right up my alley!! LOVE books with strong friendships ♥ Hope the sequel delivers for you as well :)

  2. I haven't had a chance to start this series yet, but I do enjoy Richelle Mead's writing. Nice pick. :)

  3. I didn't even know this series existed! I'm going to read the first one ASAP!