Waiting On Wednesday (256) Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

You may be able to tell by looking at how many consecutive Waiting on Wednesday posts I have made, but Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!

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Expected publication: October 25th 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From #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.

I haven't read anything by this author before. This book sounds really interesting, but it's different than what I normally read. I'm seeing mixed reviews on this, so I hope I enjoy it.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Ooh nice! I read this one a few weeks ago! It was definitely interesting and quite different for me! Hope you enjoy it too!

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    1. I'll have to read your review. Thanks for stopping by today, Jessica.

  2. Love the cover for this! Hope you end up loving it!

    1. The cover is what first attracted me to this book. Thanks for visiting my blog today, Ali.

  3. Think this one is on Netgalley. Not sure. But I do love the cover and the blurb has me interested in reading it. Yeah hope we all enjoy it :)

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    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. OMG!! This sure sounds like an exciting read! It has a very original plot, too. I've never read anything by Pike, but this novel might be the very one of hers I start with! I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves right away! Thanks for featuring it!! Happy Wednesday!! :)

  5. I've seen this book everywhere! I haven't read a Pike book in a long time - though I did love her Wings series. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

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  6. It may be because I'm older now, but this sounds much more interesting than the previous series that I read from her! Good pick :)

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  7. I've read one book by this author, Wings, and I really liked it, but then I had trouble with the second book in that series. I actually just started Glitter today, and so far it is pretty good! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier!

  8. I have seen some good reviews for this, and it's one I want to read, too. Great pick!

  9. I love this cover. Even if its horrible I may need it cause its so pretty haha. Great pick!


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