Glitter by Aprilynne Pike
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Published October 25th 2016 by Random House Books for Young ReadersFrom #1 New York Times bestselling 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 eighteenth 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 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.
So this book is based off on a modern day time but with people using the lavish looks and items of the past.Danica witnesses the young king murder someone. Rather then aiding her mother managed to use Danica as a pawn to marry off to the young king when shes is of legal age and this murder issue will just disappear. Danica knows her time will soon be up and will do everything she can to get out of this situation but needs the funds to get out. That's where Glitter (a drug) comes into play if she's able to sell enough she could be free from the life chosen for her.
This was one of those cover buy kind of things. I thought this book had a beautiful cover so I ended up getting it. Mind you never read the description, I probably wouldn't had picked up this book if I had known what this book was about. Honestly it took a bit of time for me to get into this book was because of the drug dealing aspect. I'm not really into that kind of thing, but I've been trying to branch out that the cover is beautiful so this would be me taking a chance.
Overall I thought that this book was pretty good, the characters were interesting. Poor Danica just wants to live her life, but with her mothers selfish agenda and that d-bag king, things don't look good for her. I didn't like her father too much he had let himself be consumed by his addiction trading one for another, maybe he could've came to her aid when her mother was coming up with her schemes. Like I would like to describe more but hard to do without spoiling the book. There is only one point of view, which I'm not really a fan of. I'm more of a multiple POV type of person simply because I like to know the movies of whats going on in the minds of those characters surrounding the main one. The storyline was unique I mean I can't recall anything like this. It was a bumpy start for me, I being that this is a duology I am intrigued enough to want to see what is in store for the next book.