Book Looks & #WOW – Midnight Jewel

Posted February 15, 2017 by Kathy in Book Looks, Waiting on Wednesday / 6 Comments

Book Looks was created by Jen at Books and Other Happy Ever Afters, combining our love of books & fashion with book cover or scene inspired outfits. Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

It’s February and this month is all about L-O-V-E, thanks to the holiday Valentine’s Day. All this month my Book Looks feature will be a special Valentine’s Day Edition. I’ve found some great book covers that remind me of this holiday (roses, the colors red or pink, etc.) but might not necessarily be a romance story. I hope you enjoy these and find a book for your TBR!


This week’s feature is:


Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead


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.


Release Day June 27, 2017


I read the first book in this series, The Glittering Court, last year and enjoyed it. I especially liked Mira, who is a refugee who dreamed of a better life as being a part of the glittering court (young ladies being groomed to be perfect wives). As soon as I heard about this book I added it to my TBR. For this look I found this beautiful burgundy gown that matches the cover and is fit for a princess. The ladies of the glittering court go through an extensive training in social etiquette and are given gem titles as a rank so jewelry is very important. I found jewelry that makes a bold statement for her rank. I completed the look with a floral clutch and sexy heels.


What book are you waiting for?


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6 responses to “Book Looks & #WOW – Midnight Jewel

    • Kathy

      I don’t wear a lot of jewelry so I would prefer to keep it simple. The gown is gorgeous alone. Thank you Kristen!!