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Glitter Audiobook

Glitter

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Publisher's Summary

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel - Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it's the 18th century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.

Outside the palace of Versailles, it's modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it's the 18th 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 18, 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.

©2016 Aprilynne Pike (P)2016 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"I adored this genre-bending futuristic and super swoon-y romance featuring a strong anti-heroine to root for - fun, refreshing and unpredictable!" (New York Times best-selling 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!" (New York Times best-selling author Alyson Noël)

"Beautifully detailed scenes serve as the foundation for Danica's ethical quandaries and illuminate the fantastical world in which she lives." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Amazon Customer
    21/11/16
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    "interesting story"

    The story is unique to YA but common in American society. Some reference to how this is current could have been subtly added. Coca Cola, cigarettes, food ingredients. This is appropriate for younger teens if a little sex is okay. The narrator may not have been the best fit. Her French accent was inauthentic and drew away from believability. I still enjoyed the story and presentation but I'm not inclined to read anything else by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brit T
    06/11/16
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    "NEVER BORING"

    this book was one of the best I think I've read from Aprilynne aside from wings oh my goodness I read so much that I can usually predict what's gonna happen next in these ya books or really any books...bit dang I couldn't predict what was gonna happen next even if I tried oh my goodness this book and Saber is beautiful

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    14/08/17
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    "This book was great. It was most definitely a 10"

    this book was amazing. I can't believe how captivating it was. most definitely a 10 out of 10.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Danielle Rumsey
    18/07/17
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    "Would have liked more character development"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wish there had been more character development. Throughout the listen, Danica says how she wishes she had been able to follow her passions in programming, and yet never once do we really truly see her use her knowledge and experience from that passion. Instead, it's channeled through the character of Sir Aaron. There were some missed opportunities where we could have seen her really come through as intelligent and kick-ass that just fell short.<br/><br/>In addition, I wanted more of King Justin. I kept holding out the hope that Danica would press closer into finding out the true accidental nature of the murder she pins on him, that there would be more about the consent that preceded the "murder." I think that the tension between the two of them was interesting, and I wish I could have learned more about his character, other than him showing up as the cause of the antagonism when the plot/story deemed it necessary.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Being advertised as a duology, I expected a cliffhanger. I wasn't wrong on that assumption.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    04/05/17
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    "Great book!"

    Loved this story! The plot was like no other I've ever read! Read this book, you won't regret it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Nova
    01/05/17
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    "Glitter: A Sociopath Sells Sparkles"
    What was most disappointing about Aprilynne Pike’s story?

    Danica is not a sympathetic character. There's no point in the story in which she has any real empathy for anyone else. In the very first scene we learn she's stolen a family heirloom from a friend to escape. Her decision to begin selling addictive narcotics to the people around her is devious at best. Her man-friend (why does he like her?!) repeatedly attempts to get her to feel some remorse for what she's doing but she stalwartly maintains that this is what she has to do. She gives in and provides drugs to her friend who has binge tendencies AND her friend who obviously has bipolar disorder, when just telling them the truth would literally have saved Molly's life. When her Molly dies, Danica is filled with sadness because now she's guilty, not because she actually has any love for Molly. She was going to leave Molly behind without even a goodbye-- the tears are for herself. I suppose I have to give her a pass on not crying over her mother's death, but attempting to BUY her man-friend without his consent is absolutely bonkers.<br/><br/> If I wanted to read a book about a sociopath I would not have picked up a YA novel called Glitter for light reading. I feel like the whole time we were supposed to root for Danica and it made me feel distinctly uncomfortable.<br/><br/>Should anyone get away with strangling someone to death? No. Should anyone have to marry against their will? No. These were the two main plot points and I feel like there were so many better ways to get there-- but Danica chose to drug her entire community against their collective will. Because she's got anti-social personality disorder, apparently.<br/><br/>The performance was lovely, and I did manage to make it to the end, but I won't be coming back for the next installment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NBeth
    19/04/17
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    "Obsessed!"

    And now I have to go to Versailles 💖
    This was one of those that feels so REAL that by the end, you're not ready to be done. I absolutely loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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