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Coming Soon: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

glitter by aprilynne pikeTitle: Glitter

Author: Aprilynne Pike

Series: N/A

Genre: Teen Fiction

Release Date: October 25, 2016

The Overview: Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth 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 eighteen, 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. -Goodreads

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Aprilynne Pike has always had a knack for telling lovely stories. My first introduction to her was her Wings series which was sweet and delightful. Glitter, on the other hand, seems to have a lot more grit. Like WAY more. And I have to admit I’m really intrigued. I won’t normally pick books that deal with drug use, preferring to read about dragons and whatnot, but I will definitely be checking out Glitter when it comes out in October. It won’t be the highest on my priority list, but I’d still like to read it just the same.

What book are you waiting on?

*Also, I have no idea what is going on with the font of this post, so I apologize… WordPress doesn’t even let you change the font, so how it’s different escapes me.

 by Niki Hawkes

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Book Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Title: Wings

Author: Aprilynne Pike

Series: Wings #1

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

The Overview: Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.

In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

The Review:

As I’ve mentioned before, teen romances have a way of sounding alike, so I am always impressed when an author manages to deliver original elements to go along with the ever-present love triangle. The story is a clever interpretation of Arthurian lore, particularly that involving the fae. Although in this version, the fae aren’t just one with nature, they are nature – beings who are actually plants at the cellular level. It was a really cool idea that the author took further by developing an entire world with hierarchy’s involving each “season” of fairy.

I really appreciated all that originality and world-building, but you really don’t find out much  about that stuff until some of the later books. The first novel seemed more like a set-up book for greater things to come and read like any other average teen romance novel (hence the lower rating). The entire series, however, was pretty magical, earning a solid 4/5 stars. I recommend it for those wanting a good wholesome love story because even though it was typical, it was still really sweet.

Other books you might like:

  • “Firelight” by Sophie Jordan
  • “Nightshade” by Andrea Cremer
  • “Wicked Lovely” by Melissa Marr
  • “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare
  • “Matched” by Allie Condie

by Niki Hawkes