Hey, everybody! It's been a while, and there's A LOT going on.
My next book, The Glittering Court
, is almost here. It's the first in a brand new series that people are calling "Reign
meets The Selection
." Set in a new fantasy world inspired by historical England and America, it follows the journeys of three girls who are sent off for arranged marriages in a strange land. When these friends decide to start making their own rules about life and love, they find themselves caught up in adventures with pirates, spies, heretics, and more! The Glittering Court
comes out April 5 in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries, with translations in other countries coming at later dates.
April 5! That's less than two weeks away, and here are some cool things you can get in on if you want a copy of The Glittering Court
1. Come see me on tour this April and May!
Yup, I'm touring in the U.S. this spring, with a lineup of cities that includes: Washington, DC; New York City; Boston; Denver; Anchorage; Portland, OR; Seattle; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; and Chicago
. If you can get to any of those cities, DO IT. I can sign The Glittering Court
for you in-person, as well as my other books. You can ask me questions, take pictures if time permits...it'll be fun! Check out the full schedule here
. Bookstore signings and convention signings have different rules, so read all the details!
2. Order an autographed copy from my local bookstore!
University Book Store in Seattle is once again doing autographed mail orders for me. Order The Glittering Court
(or any other Richelle Mead book they carry), I'll sign it to you at their store, and they'll send it to you! They even ship internationally. Make sure to get orders in by the end of this week if you want to be in on the first batch that'll ship out on release day. Ordering details are here
.3. Pre-order a copy from anywhere...and get stuff!
Here's how it works. Pre-order a copy of The Glittering Court
from any retailer, take a picture of your receipt/confirmation, and upload it to the website linked below! You'll be sent a welcome pack of swag from Penguin Books and then be entered into a sweepstakes for prizes worth nearly $1000, including gift cards and jewelry. What's great is that if you're coming to see me at a bookstore tour signing, just pre-order from your hosting store and use that receipt for the sweepstakes. Then I'll sign the book for you later at the event. If you're someone pre-ordering a signed copy from University Book Store, their receipt will work too. But like I said, any retailer you want to pre-order from will work! Read all the details here
. (Sweepstakes is US only).
That's the news so far! The Glittering Court
is a book that I'm unbelievably excited about and that I can't wait for everyone to read. I'll sign off with the full description below if you want to check it out, and of course, you can always follow me on social media for more info. Thanks for reading!
The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of
interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true
love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead.
"Brilliant and original, Mead’s new series starts off with a bang and
will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end."
—School Library Journal
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.
To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a
loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the
chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled,
prosperous new land across the sea.
After a chance meeting
with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the
crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies.
But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must
hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and
fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric
himself—even though she’s falling in love with him.
Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and
she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a
wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to
become someone else's property. But nothing is as daunting—or as
wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide
and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a
wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their