Shatter (Glitter, #2) by Aprilynne Pike

Shatter (Glitter, #2)

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. Power may be an even stronger drug than Glitter--a drug Dani can't resist, i...

Details Shatter (Glitter, #2)

TitleShatter (Glitter, #2)
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Teen, Science Fiction Fantasy, Cultural, France

Reviews Shatter (Glitter, #2)

  • Carrie
    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 go...
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Random House Children’s, via NetGalley for an honest review. Opinion: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 th...
  • Stacee
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • Tegan (The Rowdy Librarian)
    3.5Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI 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 enjoy...
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Rating: 3.75/5Review to come!
  • Barbara
    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...
  • Michele
    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. t...
  • Monica
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House Books for gifting me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.The cover though!! So beautiful! Shatter is book 2 in the Glitter series. As Danica’s plan to escape the Palace of Versailles slips through her fingers she finds herself married to the murderous King. As Danica settles into her new role she becomes addicted to her role as Queen and her new found power.There is a lot going on in this b...
  • Sarah Hay
    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 deta...
  • Robin
    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.
  • Shannon Dyer
    Round up to 4.5 stars. So, so good. Review to come at AAR.
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Rating: 3.75/5
  • 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 betr...
  • Alex
    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 chapte...
  • Erin Arkin
    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 ...
  • Elysa Weatherbee
    Before I start my attempt at a review, I need to mention two things. The first - I received this ARC through Netgalley and am providing my honest review. The second - when I signed up to receive this book through Netgalley, I hadn’t realized this was a sequel. In fact, I didn’t realize this was a sequel until well into the first quarter of the book.I’ll back up now and provide an explanation. You see, I’ve actually met Aprilynne Pike. She...
  • Andrew
    The Sequel to Glitter. I give it a solid 4 stars. I will say, you do not have to read the first book to read this one, but YOU SHOULD! Miss Pike does a great job of throwing surprises, sass, sexy and real emotions at you, one right after the other... Danica, the former tech student turned crown-princess and now Queen at the Palace of Sonoma Versailles (a futuristic corporation with some robotic servants and a palace computer system called M.A.R.I...
  • Michelle
    My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog!Thank you to Random House books for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review. My eyebrow raised a lot during this book because it was so satisfying to see soapy drama play out on the page. It can be extremely difficult to make this type of drama enjoyable without it coming off as ridiculous or over the top, but this book does that balance like an expert. I kept finding m...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    Danica thought she had the perfect plan to acquire a lot of currency and a way to escape the Palace of Versailles, but when her plan goes sideways not only is she not able to get away, she ends up married to the King. Now, Danica, has the court addicted to Glitter and must find a new way to escape this life she is trapped in. Danica is Queen, but she must learn to take the power that should be hers by right. Will she be able to contrive a new dec...
  • Rachel Chiapparine
    I picked up this book in hardcover edition from Barnes and because I had a coupon and I wanted to see what happens next. My personal review of is as follows:I don't want to give anything away in case you haven't already read this far in the series yet, I do want to say that if you like the CW series "Reign" than I think that you'll really enjoy this series. I also really enjoyed the complexity of the (in my personal opinion) morally gra...
  • Trudi
    Danica is now Queen and her main goal is to get Saber released from enslavement. She has to figure out how much she is willing to sacrifice for Saber's freedom.I was shocked at the end of Glitter and wanted to know how Danica was going to escape. I didn't much care for what she was doing to the people in the kingdom and I can honestly say, Danica is not one of my favorite heroine's.When I started Shatter, I almost gave up reading it...simply beca...
  • Renee
    I really enjoyed reading Glitter, book 1 in this series last year but I have to share that I enjoyed reading Shatter, book 2 even more! I loved this book's setting where near future modern day people live in the The Palace of Versailles as if they are living at the French court in the 1700's as well as the characters and the plot. This book is packed with romance, action and adventure and it had me hooked from start to finish. I was a bit blown a...
  • Jenny Buchta
    I was able to get Glitter on loan from the library, finish it within 24 hours, and start and finish Shatter within a second 24 hours. Whew... What a ride! I very much enjoyed this young adult science fiction story. Any questions I had throughout the story was answered - what happened to cause Sonoman-Versailles to succeed? How did Sonoman-Versailles stay "in business?" By the end of this duology, I was amazed at the many twists and turns the plot...
  • Kaliray
    I have been anticipating this book for about a year. I remember last year finishing Glitter and NEEDING to know what comes next. Thanks to RandomHouse I was able to receive an ARC of Shatter that I devoured in the past 24 hours. I absolutely LOVE Glitter and now I can say that I absolutely LOVE Shatter. It expands more into the story and the inner workings of the society she lives in. I enjoyed learning more about the politics and scheming that g...
  • Nicole Strand
    Book two in the Glitter series. Dani thought her escape was all paid for and she was betrayed. Now she is married to the ruthless king. Now Dani is addicted to the power that comes with marriage to the king.Now she must try to see if this new power will secure Saber's freedom and secure them a life together. Or will she decide to stay queen?I liked the first book Glitter. I read it when I was in a dystopian mood. I loved the whole idea of a Versa...
  • Jennifer Jamieson
    Danica got screwed over by her supplier/gangster contact, and now she has to attend her own wedding--marrying the one man she's more afraid of than anyone else. She will have to be the Queen, after all.After her wedding, she's still trying to figure out how to win her love--Saber's--freedom from the lying gangster, when she stumbles on some even stronger reasons to stay, and really become the Queen she needs to be--for the good of her people, and...
  • Alissa Ganser
    4/5 stars. I liked the sequel to Glitter more than the original - the story was faster paced and full of twists that I was not expecting. I did also appreciate that Dani has to come to terms with her morality and begins to make choices that reflect a better moral character. I also enjoyed the connections between issues faced in this future society (crop failure and automation replacing human jobs) with the same issues that are occurring today. An...