June 07, 2019

#BookReview for Glitter (Glitter Duology, #1) by Aprilynne Pike


Synopsis: Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.


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About the Author: Aprilynne Pike is the critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Wings series. She has been spinning stories since she was a child with a hyperactive imagination. She received her BA in creative writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. She lives in Arizona with her family. Visit her online at aprilynnepike.com and follow her on Twitter at @AprilynnePike.

Rating: 🌟🌟
My Review: This fast paced victorian story set in the future was in a sense very weird.  I loved the prologue but once I really got into the story it wasn't what I was thinking it was going to be.  I enjoyed this authors one other book Sleep No More.  But for this one I think that it just wasn't for me at all.  I loved the idea of the blend of historical and science fiction but for me it just didn't work out.  And after you toss in the aspect of Danica selling drugs to get out of her situation I just kind of lost interest.  


The story at times was confusing as well. With all the names and titles I felt like I was missing parts of the characters. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Bad Situation Made Worse by Bad Choices ie. Selling Drugs. 







"I adored this genre-bending futuristic and super swoon-y romance featuring a strong anti-heroine to root for—fun, refreshing and unpredictable!" --#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Melissa de la Cruz 

“The Palace of Versailles gets a darkly twisted, modern day makeover that had me hooked from the heart-pounding opening scene. Glitter is a thoroughly inventive, genre-bending tale that delivers on every level!” --#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Alyson Noël

"Aprilynne Pike’s gift is that each book she writes is utterly inventive. GLITTER is no exception. As always her characters are interesting, vivid, and dynamic and they play out their nail-biting scenes against a richly-imagined, lush backdrop. Her books are skillfully woven and a royal delight!" --Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger's Curse series and Reawakened
"Beautifully detailed scenes serve as the foundation for Danica’s ethical quandaries and illuminate the fantastical world in which she lives." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Rich with absorbing detail, clever plotting, and complex characters...readers will thrill to this immersion into a world within a world that feels strangely possible, if not inevitable, in our own future." — Bulletin, starred review










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