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(Glitter #2)

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Danica planned to use beauty, blackmail, and a glittering drug to control her own fate. Her escape from the twisted world of the Palace of Versailles was perfectly orchestrated and paid for. Or so she thought.

Betrayed by the man who had promised her freedom, Dani is now married to the murderous King. It's a terrifying position to be in...and yet it's oddly intoxicating. P
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Cara Ledet Yeah, I just picked up this series (I'm reading "Shattered" currently), and it's like Aprilynne is trying so hard to get you to hate him, but, honestly, I like him a lot.
Mercedes Woloszyk No, you should read the first one. though it does do a good job of filling in so gap you may have had.

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Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Shatter by Aprilynne Pike is the second book in the young adult fantasy Glitter series. The series is set in a futuristic version of Versailles in which people have modern technology and comforts yet they still live as if it’s the eighteenth century as far as dress and society is concerned.

The main character Danica was being pushed by her mother towards a future as the queen of Versailles but she had other plans of trying to escape. Dani had gone to the extreme measure of secreting dealing a new
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell
As trashy as the first book in this series was, I loved it - and I DESPERATELY want the next one. What can I say, I'm a sucker for Marie Antoinette and spoiled heroines who learn to become jaded souls. >:D ...more
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Random House Children’s, via NetGalley for an honest review.


OoOoOo can you guys hear that?

It sounds almost like…like…ravenous courtiers inebriated on Glitter rouge and lipstick. Or maybe it’s the whimsical musings of backstabbing, and one or two dead bodies? Perhaps robots? Or even more likely, crushed dreams of freedom and public displays of forced affection and bliss?

One thing is for sure, some s**t just hit an eight-tier chandeli
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
After the ending of Glitter, I was quite eager to see what the sequel had in store.

My main interest is that I wanted to see if Danica would redeem herself. I liked her and just like with the first book, she was easy to hate. Some of her decisions were questionable, even if her intentions are good. I loved the tension in Danica’s scenes with Justin and how they balanced the underlying sweetness of the scenes with Saber.

Plot wise, it did get a bit repetitive here and there, but there were a few
Colleen Houck
Wow, that ending was amazing! It was perfect. I could easily see this duology turned into a movie or a television series. There are so many juicy bits and there's something for everyone. Do you like history. You got it. Future tech. It's there. Corporate espionage? Yep. Backstabbing girls who wear scandalous amounts of makeup and pretty clothes? Obviously. But Danica's brain outshines everything. Love that she not only keeps pace with the king but outmaneuvers him time and again. The dangerous d ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't have words for this book but in the best way! I was so excited but nervous going into this book because I loved and adored Glitter so much! However, I couldn't wait to dive right into this one and I wasn't disappointed. If anything, it was even better than Glitter at some points. The amount of plot twists that I didn't see coming in this novel, even during the last five pages, were incredible! I wish more people would talk about these books because what Pike has done with them i ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***

I always love when the name of the book is as good as the book and the cover, and I just loved this cover and love it even more since I completed the book. Shatter is the second book in the Glitter series by Aprilynne Pike, and Shatter is what you get. The explosive/shattering world of drugs, disloyalty, love, power... that about sums it up. As I enjoyed reading the first one, I loved this second book. The culmination of everything; the growth o
So…I kind of hated Saber this time.

I loved book one, but it’s been a while since I read it. I was kind of afraid that I’d forgotten everything. Nope, I was able to get right back into this one. I will say, however, that you MUST read book 1 in order to understand this one. It doesn’t work as a standalone.

I loved Danica. I realize many people might not. She gets downright ruthless in this book. She grows into everything we always knew she could be – even if it isn’t everything she should be. She’
Nella ☾
2.5 stars

Our favorite drug-dealing Queen is back!

The concept of Sonoman-Versailles’s government doesnt make any more sense to me here than it did in the first book.

Sonoman-Versailles is an autonomous state within France and it’s both a kingdom and a company. So the king is both the monarch and the CEO. But he’s not really a monarch because he’s an elected official. That is, whether or not he gets to be king is determined by the votes of the shareholders of the company.


....yeah. My brain is
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
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Though I would say the first installment in this duology didn’t blew my mind, I was still interested to know what was going to happen in the sequel because I think it had a few interesting things and I wanted to know if there was going to be more information about some things that weren’t addressed in Glitter, and though there were some things that were improved in Shatter and I was pretty satisfied with how things summed up, there were some things t

Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I was SO excited for this book after receiving Glitter as an ARC through NetGalley last year. I fell in love with the characters and the intrigue. I adore books about France, Versailles, and Marie-Antoinette, so it was right up my alley. Glitter left off with a cliffhanger and I couldn't wait to get my hands on Shatter. When I received the ARC from NetGalley, I was thrilled. While I enjoyed Shatter for what it was, it did not live up to
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tw: drug use, bombing, slavery, murder, sexual assault

As you may remember from my Glitter review, I had some mixed reviews about this duology. While I more or less enjoyed the ride, there was just something about it that I wasn’t a big fan of. I think it might be because of the MC, who is an anti hero. I am not the biggest fan of anti heroes simply because I can’t always get behind why they do what they do.

I feel the
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
my review of the first one was as follows:

"the concept is fascinating. the lack of more backstory to that concept is disappointing. the love story is also blah. the drug trade is interesting to a point. I will maybe read the sequel? I will maybe skim the sequel."

I did actually more read this sequel than skim it. I wish I hadn't bothered. everything I said about the first held true in this one except the drug trade was SLIGHTLY more interesting. the slave trade was less interesting. The love stor
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.75/5

Review to come!
Apr 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018
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Having enjoyed the originality of Glitter, this book's predecessor and glorying in the almost-unredeemable evilness of some of the characters, I was anxious to see if Danica Grayson could redeem herself and somehow get out of the king's clutches. Honestly, in many ways she proved to be her own worst enemy as time and time again, she made mistakes, underestimated others, and compromised some of her own beliefs and values. Just as Glitter, the drug-laced makeup that she continues to sell to the co ...more
The Drowsy Bookworm
I'm really surprised that I haven't heard more of this series or seen more of my GR friends reading it (admittedly I could just be behind). It was fun, tense, and dark, with court intrigue, mean girls, corporate conspiracy, a ruthless crime lord, and a very untrustworthy king/husband. It had all the decadence of a royal fantasy setting with advanced technology adding a very unique and new touch. Danica (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This was so much better than the first book.
Danica really developed so much as a character and it was much more interesting. I loved the way she finished her three enemies and I am very happy with the end of the book. It did feel a little rushed at the end, but overall I liked the ending.

I loved the historical feel, just like in the first book, of their own little kingdom but I adore the tech side of their world. So unique and interesting to reveal.
I really wish I could visit Sonomon-Versaille
Sarah Hay
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sequel to Glitter and I am assuming the conclusion of the story - though one can never say for sure.
I enjoyed seeing Danica embrace her power as queen and she was more likable as she was honest with her friends about glitter, though at that point they were already addicts. Lots more court intrigue in fancy dress. LOVED the ending.
Good for ages 15 and up - recreational drug use (though often unwittingly), drug dealing, inference of sex but no details.
Kylee Burgess
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oops... so I didn't realize that this was the second book of a series. I picked it up when I was at Barnes and Noble because the cover caught my eye, the description was interesting, and I had a few dollars left on my gift card. I loved the book but I was a little confused throughout it. I felt like I was already supposed to know the characters more than I did... turns out I was supposed to. Still very very good book but I'd definitely recommend reading the first one to get some context before r ...more
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book. Why this series isn't famous, I'll never know.

Feel free to ask me on Instagram about it because WOW. There's more than I could say in a review.

Basically, this book cemented my love of the duology and made it one of my favorite series. The imagination that clearly went into developing such a complex world and such incredibly facinating characters is insane. I'm searching for the author's other books now!
Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was harder to get into than the first. I often have difficulty with political intrigue storylines and although this book looked at everything through the characters, it was still very slow in spots. I enjoyed it but not nearly as much as book one.
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don't know what to say about this. I saw the "twist" coming for a mile. The characters I cheered for in the first book completely changed into people I hated. Especially our main character Danica. The only person I wanted to have a happy ending was Saber. Like I said cool concept, execution lacked. ...more
Madelyn Young
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was good, but I didn't like it as much as the first one. It was a little confusing at times, and some of the parts were a little disappointing. Overall, however, I thought it was a good conclusion to the first book and it was very well-written. ...more
Shannon Dyer
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Round up to 4.5 stars. So, so good. Review to come at AAR.
Jessica Vye
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Uhhhhh WOW
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
DNF@ pg 148.

Saber bores, as he did in SHATTER's predecessor, and fails to be a convincing paramour; Danica is inspired by Marie Antoinette yet retains her delicate sensibilities of probity. AND THE ENDING IS (view spoiler).


I'd have liked a more selfish antiheroine.
Cassie James
Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review, This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it.

Shatter by Aprilynne Pike is the sequel to the amazing Glitter that rocked my world earlier this year. I am a huge fan of the author and I really enjoyed Glitter so I was expecting to love Shatter and I definitely did.
Shatter begins with the aftermath of Danica's wedding to King Justin. The sting from Reginald's betrayal is still sharp but she had no choice but t
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
I received a digital ARC of this book from Edelweiss.

I definitely enjoyed this better than I thought I would. The first book I gave 3 stars, maybe 3.5.
I loved the idea, it was original and really fun, but there was just something lacking to me in the characters. This one had me hooked and I enjoyed the character development for everyone way better. The way everyone was playing each other was awesome.

I really really really enjoyed the last chapter before the epilogue. Makes me want to go back an
Erin Arkin
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shatter is book two in the Glitter series by Aprilynne Pike and I think I liked this one better than the first book. I was successfully pulled back into this world of deception, blackmail, and intrigue and I found myself unable to stop reading.

If you recall from book one, Danica was looking for a way out of the world she was trapped in. As her escape from the Palace of Versailles was thwarted, Danica finds herself back with the King (Justin) and trapped in a world where she doesn’t feel she belo
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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 curre ...more

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