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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  2,733 ratings  ·  623 reviews
Outside the palace of Versailles, its modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like its the eighteenth centurywith the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, its about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king,
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ridiculous

I have no idea who this book will appeal to. Maybe readers who enjoy fast-paced well-written ridiculous stories?

Because thats what it is. Ridiculous.

I fell in love with Aprilynne Pikes Wings series, but this is nothing like that beautiful series.

For one, the world-building doesnt make much sense. So theyre in this make-believe Versailles palace with make-believe gowns and make-believe events, because thats how the King wants it.

Its no historical fiction but it isnt a dystopian book either. I
all i could think while reading this was go insane, go insane, throw some glitter, make it rain. lol.

besides the random kesha song reference, this was actually better than i thought it would be. i was well prepared to dislike this based on friends reviews, but i didnt! dont get me wrong - this is far from being the best book i have ever read, but it had some entertaining elements. once i got past the apparent genre identity crisis (this book is confused as to whether its historical fiction,
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That cliffhanger ending - ugh. I see now that it's a duology. It's been a while since I visited this book's Goodreads page clearly, because I was NOT expecting GLITER to end like that.

/cliffhangery rage

To be honest, I wasn't expecting to get this engaged with GLITTER at all. It was one of those ARCs I applied for on Netgalley on a whim. I liked the cover, the premise sounded vaguely interesting, and I recognized the author. Sometimes,
Candace Robinson
Uhhhhhhh... Thats all I have to say. But I wouldnt mind a society where we all dress up Marie Antoinette style. 😂😂✊ ...more
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
I was sold at the tagline of "Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette", but then I saw the cover and was even more interested. I love the idea of a modern society choosing to live like French society.

I liked Danica well enough. She's not the best person in the world and knows what's she's doing is wrong, but chooses to continue to do it. Yet, I can't find total fault with that. I'm sure I would do the same. She's loyal to her friends, even though it doesn't look like it. Molli and Lord Aaron were
Fafa's Book Corner
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I received this E-ARC via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was so looking forward to reading this! It sounded wonderful! But unfortunately I found it utterly boring.

I cannot bring myself to recommend it.
Aug 10, 2016 marked it as nevermind
Got an arc of this in the mail today! Yay!
Decent hostess, Saber says with a deep, low laugh. What you're essentially doing is tricking these women- these people- into a serious addiction. I don't think the word decent has any place in this conversation.

The guilt washes over me again as I hand one of those to Lord Aaron's love, but I remind myself that perhaps with a bit of loosening up, Sir Spencer would be willing to...dally with Aaron a bit more.

DNF @ 52%

The main character in this novel is so despicable that I cannot stand to read
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Grandeur, betrayal, friendship, drugs, escape.

Starting this, I was thrown a little by the writing style, it's not what I'm used to, and it did mean that it did take a little while to get settled into the story.

I didn't like the main character. I just couldn't like Danica after all that she did, after every foolish decision. She does some pretty despicable things.

That said, the ending thoroughly surprised me and I do want to read on.

This is one of those books you read because you're
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

On the face of it, the premise behind this book resembles something which might have resulted from an ill-considered bet, quite possibly after a wild night of tequila shots. Duuuuuude, what if you made Breaking Bad take place during the French late Baroque period? Except everythings, like, totally in the future? You could have Marie Antoinette peddling pep pills out of her panniers! Bet you couldnt write a story about
Picture it my darlings: The palace of Versailles, gold trimmed everything, corsets and coattails, jewels upon diamonds, frivolous spending, a cutthroat society and cakes that would make THE Marie Antoinette weep with longing! *Sigh* cinched waists, social climbing and overly-priced deaths?! What more could we ask for!

Now if that doesnt make you twiddle your fingers with delight, then maybe this will! This little gem is set in modern times, but the inhabitants of the palace of Versailles keep
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
In a futuristic version of Versailles in which people have modern technology and comforts they still live as if it's the eighteenth century as far as dress and society is concerned. Seventeen year old Danica stumbles upon the young King in a rather compromising position that ends in the death of a servant girl.

Using the situation Danica's mother bribes the King to marry her daughter to further their family without consideration for Danica. Danica now has six months until her eighteenth birthday
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was fun! Full review to come...
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Some knights appear on white steeds; mine rides bejeweled heels with satin laces."

I tried to get my hands on this thing of beauty many times in the last months and finally, few weeks ago, Netgalley granted my wish. I must say that the only thing I knew about Glitter (a part from the fact that its got a stunning cover) was that it somehow dealt with drugs. I always try not to spoil too much of the plot before diving into a book. So, now that I finally read it, what is Glitter truly about? Well,
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ya, sci-fi
This review was done by KissinBlueKaren

I really enjoyed this book, but I didnt know what to expect based on the cover. The Baroque society is really fascinating, so I can see the allure of living like that.

In this modern day world, high society live like its the eighteenth century. The current Kings great-grandfather arranged the purchase of the palace of Versailles and surrounding area from France, and turn it into a historical site. Residents and employees of the company take to the old ways
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Rating: 3.5 stars

Before I get started, there is a trigger warning for this book. Be warned that there is physical and sexual abuse within its pages.

Glitter is told from the perspective of Danica (or Dani for shortyay!), 17-year-old soon-to-be Queen of Sonoman-Versailles. Except she really doesnt want to be. After Dani witnesses the King committing a
Browsing Netgalley and the cover drew me in, but then I read the description:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novelBreaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it's the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.

So, yeah. That got my attention, lol. Hopefully I get approved!
"I looked the way my mother expected, carried myself with grace and poise, but though my mother threw me in the King's path at every opportunity, I never endeavored to win him. And he hardly noticed me.

Until that night when he had no choice."

3.5 out of 5 stars

What would happen if Joffrey got transported to a futuristic Paris and is now the ruler of the Palace of Versailles, but this Palace of Versailles is its own nation and functions as if its still the 18th century?

And what if Sansa, in an
T.J. Burns
Glitter had me totally hooked (pardon the pun) right from the start. I had just planned to take a look inside of this book, and I couldnt stop reading. As usual, I didnt read the book description, so I was just overwhelmed (in a positive sense) with the turn of events.

I loved the world building. It's fresh, new... fun to read. The mix of dystopia and historical fiction offers an interesting twist.

The characters have depth and diversity, and, although I didn't always (or hardly ever) agreed with
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
At first glance, Glitter looks like a book about a girl who's got it good. Danica Grayson was born into a society that pretends they're in 18th century England. She lives in a palace and is engaged to the king. From the start, Danica is trying to run away from her arranged marriage. I rolled my eyes and thought, oh my god, this is just like every other book whose heroine whines about marrying a perfect guy. Who cares. Pages after I made this presumption, Glitter reminded me that just because a ...more
Ashley (Bound to Love YA)
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, romance, scifi, historical
A+ for a truly unique premise. Danica is just your typical teenage girl growing up in THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES.

In the future.

Living in what now is Sonoma-Versailles, a hybrid company/ living history museum, Danica finds herself torn from typical court life when she and her mother witness King Justin murder a girl. Her mother - ever the opportunist - blackmails the King into making Danica his new queen. Refusing to become the King's next plaything, or worse - murder victim - Danica begins
Erin Arkin
May 24, 2016 rated it liked it
That's seriously where it ends?

I loved the description on Glitter and as soon as I jumped into the story I was interested to see where Pike was going to go with it. There are definitely a lot of questionable characters in this book - as a matter of fact, I'm not sure I liked any of them. Pike creates this world that revolves around 18th century France but with all the modern pieces we have in our world today. Danica is in a situation where she can't win no matter what and in the end, she finds
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*

Actual rating : 4.5 glittering stars

Glitter has one of the most unique story lines that I have read all year. The story is completely engrossing and from the first page of the prologue I was hooked.

Glitter follows a not so average teenager named Danica living in the not so distant future where the Palace of Versailles has become its own country, and those who reside within its walls live
Colleen Houck
*OFFICIAL BLURB* Aprilynne Pikes 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! ...more
Leanna Domalik
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed glitter it was a great change of pace for a historical spin on a modern world. I suggest you take a spin in this world.
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked that!

France and Breaking Bad are two of my favorite things, and it was interesting to see how Aprilynne Pike wove together the old and the new to create a unique setting and an entertaining story.

Danica, much like Walter White, is an anti-hero. I didn't always agree with the choices she made, but I could certainly understand her reasons for making them. Like Walter, she too finds herself stuck between a rock and a hard place with devastating consequences. *clutches heart*

Every time a
S.J. Kincaid
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dark, fascinating and twisted! Combines a fast plot with a pseudo pre-Revolutionary France and Breaking Bad, some of my favorite things all woven together. I haven't read anything quite like it before!
Loved it! It's really unique and very entertaining. I loved the setting and the twists and turns. I can't wait for the next book.
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

Love the cover, like the idea, but this was SO boring.

Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!! It's so original and fun. I fell in love with a whole new Versailles and I'm totally okay with that. I need book two like now!
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Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne ...more

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