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, Science Fiction, Romance, Dystopia

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 ...
  • Meg
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    For more review follow my blog shades of paperThough 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 satisfi...
  • Tegan
    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...
  • 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...
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Rating: 3.75/5Review to come!
  • Books with Katelyn
    What?!? It's only a duology, I need more! This was much better than the first one. I feel like the author improved a lot with the sequel and I felt more invested in the story. Even though I am very happy with how it ended, I think there could be 1-2 more books, and once I finished, I realized it was only the two books :( Many issues were solved, but I feel like there is so much more in this world to discover. I do feel like the writing improved, ...
  • Ladygwen
    This book was incredibly disappointing after how much I enjoyed the last one. First, the economics sucked. Please watch this video and substitute the word Elysium with Versailles and realize the big evil plan was dumb:, the villain only becoming interesting 5 pages from the end! What a more exciting book this would have been with various sections from Justin's eyes. Even hints of his nefarious schemi...
  • 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...
  • 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.
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  • Caitlyn
    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)[PREDICTABLY *HAPPY* (hide spoiler)].*WAILS*I'd have liked a more selfish antiheroine.
  • 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 ...
  • Eclectisism Incarnate
    So...despite my issues with the Glitter, I still decided to read this.Why? The answer is pretty simple (and it's not that I'm a glutton for punishment).I had to finish the story. Yes, I am cursing myself, but I had to know...Firstly (and thankfully), there is a lot less corset tightening! You can't know how relieved I am to say that.So...I still had problems with it.Justin has repeatedly threatened that he would force himself on Dani. 1, I am so ...
  • 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...
  • Kelsey!
    Though there were some plot points that gave me hope for a deeper message, this book was fairly shallow. A couple characters became more fleshed out (Lady Mei, Sir/Duke Spencer) but the main ones were still confined to their one-dimensional roles, especially Danica's adversaries and Danica, herself. The beginning was slow-paced and the ending tied everything up pretty neatly but relatively quickly... and almost too easily-- and without regard for...
  • Elysa
    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...
  • Monica
    I loved it. Unlike the first one, which had a few drawbacks (I did a review of it, if you're curious), this one was a great read from start to finish. I made sure to reread Glitter before starting this one, just to make a smooth transition from one book to the next. The political intrigue and the way that Danica navigated her new role as queen was incredibly captivating, and I loved the buildup to the ending. As expected, Saber remained my favori...
  • 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...
  • Jenessa Bushman
    I loved the first book and was really excited to dive back into the palace of Versailles! In this book we start out following Danica after her wedding to the king of Sonoman-Versailles and we see a more devious and mischievous side of Danica that is a contract from Danica’s character in Glitter. In Glitter, Danica is doing whatever it takes to get out of Versailles so she doesn’t have to marry the King, Justin. In Shatter, Danica is now playi...