Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Glittering Shadows (Dark Metropolis, #2)” as Want to Read:
Glittering Shadows (Dark Metropolis, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Glittering Shadows

(Dark Metropolis #2)

3.19  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The revolution is here.

Bodies line the streets of Urobrun; a great pyre burns in Republic Square. The rebels grow anxious behind closed doors while Marlis watches as the politicians search for answers—and excuses—inside the Chancellery.

Thea, Freddy, Nan, and Sigi are caught in the crossfire, taking refuge with a vibrant, young revolutionary and a mysterious healer from I
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published June 16th 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.19  · 
Rating details
 ·  78 ratings  ·  13 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Glittering Shadows (Dark Metropolis, #2)
I'm not using any spoiler warnings because I doubt that many people will read this book let alone my review.

I was actually pretty engrossed with the story when I started it, but my enjoyment decreased more and more the further I read.

Dark Metropolis was severely underdeveloped while Glittering Shadows was severely convoluted. For example, the name of the country the characters resided in wasn't even mentioned once in the first book. Now in the second book, we're expected to know that the countr
Jennifer Weedon
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I don't think this book Is my cup of tea. I managed too get halfway through and then had to give up. It just didn't grab me, so that is why I have given it a two star review. ...more
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a fantastic sequel! So many twists and turns, and the world gets bigger, things are explained, and I loved, as hard as it is to imagine, more then Dark Metropolis!
Lynette Fourzan
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book isn't really my type.I wasn't really interested, it bored me. In my opinion i wouldn't read this again.
There is a girl named Marlis horn. she felt like she was being trapped behind a bullet proof glass. the world fell apart.A really bright light swept by and blinded her. The only thing that felt safe was papa's
Sarah Anderson-Pagal
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading Dark Metropolis I wasn't sure how the story would continue. I really like the direction the story took.

The three Norns. A prince in disguise. A war. And magic!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I think that Dolamore may have been listening to Wagner as she wrote this story, as it has a lot of symbolism in common.
The story picks up shortly after Freddie has "released" the workers.
Dolamore adds what I believe to be a Socialist type revolt as the people behind the revolution are primarily workers.
The other prevailing element, is the tragic cost of war. Dolamore poignantly describes how soldiers and Thea must adapt to their injuries and go on living.
A well written story that is very haunti
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars
-Actual Rating 1.5 Stars-

This sequel had a lot of potential; however, the romance in it seemed forced and to me seemed like a big part of the story. Other than the romance, the action and battle scenes were not too bad, but it was quite anti-climatic. I found myself hoping and bracing for an epic battle between King Otto and the Revolutionaries, but.. alas....
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Glittering Shadows was a lot slower and more political than I had anticipated, though not at all in a bad way. Thought-provoking, expansive, and suspenseful at times. I definitely got the explanation for magic that I had wanted in Dark Metropolis as well as a scary new villain with it. All in all I enjoyed this and feel as though it was an appropriate and well done conclusion.
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
I just flat out didn't like this one anywhere near as much as the first one. I spent most of the book (like...95%) disliking ALL of the characters. How much I enjoyed the first one is the only thing that kept this from being a DNF ...more
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
A decent conclusion to a two book series, though I do feel as though it would have worked better as a trilogy. There was a LOT of information stuffed into this book that I really wish we could have been given more time to explore.
Jenni Frencham
Because of my work on the Stonewall Book Award Committee, I cannot publicize my opinions regarding any book with LGBT themes. I may update these reviews after the announcement of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards.
Melissa Anderson
rated it really liked it
Nov 30, 2019
rated it liked it
Oct 16, 2015
Karen Soriano
rated it really liked it
Jan 07, 2020
rated it liked it
Jul 26, 2014
• Wenndy
rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2020
rated it really liked it
Feb 24, 2017
rated it it was ok
Jan 27, 2019
Ari G.
rated it it was ok
Feb 08, 2015
rated it it was ok
Oct 21, 2016
Sharon Hooper
rated it it was ok
Feb 19, 2015
rated it it was ok
Sep 05, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Dec 04, 2017
Preston Hall
rated it liked it
May 24, 2019
Jenelle Joz
rated it really liked it
Mar 06, 2018
Josie B
rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2015
rated it did not like it
Jul 15, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Jul 15, 2019
Faida orrie
rated it liked it
Jan 12, 2015
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Now That You're Gone
  • The First to Know
  • The Starless Sea
  • The Betrothed (The Betrothed, #1)
  • The Vine Witch (Vine Witch, #1)
  • The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust #2)
  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2)
  • The Witches Are Coming
  • Blackwood
  • Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2)
  • The Long Winter (Little House, #6)
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake  (Little House, #5)
  • Farmer Boy (Little House, #2)
  • Shiloh Season (Shiloh, #2)
  • Shiloh (Shiloh, #1)
  • Little Town on the Prairie  (Little House, #7)
  • A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek  (Little House, #4)
See similar books…
Jaclyn Dolamore has a passion for history, thrift stores, vintage dresses, David Bowie, drawing, and organic food. She lives in western Maryland with her partner and plot strategist, Dade, and three weird cats. To keep abreast of new releases, sales, and extras, please join her mailing list! ...more

Other books in the series

Dark Metropolis (2 books)
  • Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1)

News & Interviews

  Melissa Albert burst onto the YA scene (and catapulted into readers' hearts) with her 2018 debut The Hazel Wood. This darkly fantastical...
70 likes · 3 comments