Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead ~ Audio book Review & Quote-tastic (@RichelleMead, @PRHAudio)

I've been anticipating Midnight Jewel for a while, and I was excited to get a copy on audio. It was a long book to listen too, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Midnight Jewel
Title: Midnight Jewel
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: The Glittering Court #2
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Published: June 27th 2017

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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.

Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. For some, the Glittering Court offers a chance at a life they've only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. But for Mira, it's simply a means to an end. In the new world, she plans to earn off her marriage contract price, and finally be free.

Mira pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she's discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agency--and her ticket to buying her freedom. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Mira applies herself by day, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity. By night, she dons a mask and slips into the city, fighting injustice and corruption on her own terms--and impressing Grant with her extraordinary abilities and insights into a brewing rebellion. But the rebellion isn't all they're fighting...

Neither of them can ignore the attraction burning between them--an attraction so powerful, it threatens to unravel everything Mira's worked so hard for. With freedom finally within her grasp, can Mira risk it all for love?

I've been keen to get my hands on Midnight Jewel since I finished the first book last year. This time I was able to listen to the book which was narrated by Kyla Garcia, and I think she did an incredible job telling the story. She gave each character their own voice and she kept me engaged in the exciting story that Richelle Mead delivered.

I love that each book in this series appears to be running in the same time frame. I got a run-down on a lot of the story that I read in the first book, but it was from Mira's perspective. It wasn't told in too much detail, so I wasn't bogged down in the story line that I'd already read in the first book. I saw what Mira did once she made it to the New World to start her new life, look for her brother and find herself a husband.

Midnight Jewel was an entertaining read from start to finish. I got to see Mira as she tried to make the money to free her brother. One of her new acquaintances brought her into situations that helped some people, but they were nothing more than local pirates. It was amusing to see Mira and Grants relationship blossom, from contempt, to attraction, to sizzling chemistry! They had a few issues to work through, but I hoped they would finally get onto the same page!

Richelle Mead has definitely stepped it up with this book in the series! It was action packed, had plenty of twists and a slow growing romance that I couldn't wait to see hit boiling point! I was introduced to a few more characters that helped make this story so compelling to read. They all impacted the story differently and added their own little touch to the tale. I am dying to get Adelaide's story... I think it will be the best of them all!

Complimentary copy provided by Penguin Random House Audio in exchange for an honest review.

Today I'm sharing a snippet of the first chapter of the book, so you get a feel of the narrators voice and of the meeting between Mira and Cedric.

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Richelle MeadRichelle Mead is the author of the international bestselling Vampire Academy series, its spin-off series, Bloodlines, and the Age of X 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, travelling, trying interesting cocktails and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pyjamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Other reviews by Richelle Mead
The Glittering Court series
The Glittering Court #1
Bloodlines Series
The Ruby Circle #6
Age of X series

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