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Hello, there! My name is Brianna, but everyone calls me Bri. I'm a book lover that lives in San Francisco, CA, and I will literally read anything that I can get my hands on. My go-to genres are usually urban or epic fantasy, anything YA, classics, and popular fiction and non-fiction works. I love going to unique bookstores, and the ultimate happiness is sipping on a cup of tea or coffee, curled up on the couch in a blanket and reading a good book.

I tend to write reviews on books that I really enjoyed or books that I didn't. My reviews can sometimes be snarky and sarcastic, emotional, or just filled with love and mushiness. I'm usually just a laid-back, open-minded and friendly person, but I will get excited and fangirl about books like you wouldn't believe! I always try to be respectful of both authors and readers whose opinions are different from mine, and I love having in-depth. thoughtful book discussions. If you are a fellow book lover that is active on the site, please do not hesitate to reach out and say hi! :)

The Glittering Court

The Glittering Court - Richelle Mead It seriously hurts to give a Richelle Mead book such a low rating. As a huge fan of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, I had high expectations for this book, especially after being disappointed by Soundless. I thought there was no way I could not like another one of her books, but I was wrong.

Ugh, this book. I don't even know where to begin. The story dragged on, there was very little in the way of conflict or plot for most of the story, the romance was underdeveloped, and I had very little emotion invested in the characters. Also, with the premise of a girl shrugging off her riches to discover life, freedom, independence and possibly love in a new world, I was expecting more in the female empowerment department. But there was hardly any of that. Things that were glanced over throughout the story all of a sudden played huge importance at the end, and there were a couple issues that were never fleshed out or just went completely unanswered.

Suffice it to say, I was disappointed with this book. It makes me miss Rose and Sydney and their adventures more than ever. I will never stop reading Mead's works, but I hope her standalone novels improve or she goes back to writing a series like the ones before that we all know and love.