Bookish Delight #1: Shatter by Aprilynne Pike

February 1, 2018 Bookish Delight 0

Hey everyone! I’ve been a bit MIA lately (sorry!!!), but I’ve been itching to get back in the Blogging Spirit – and a new monthly feature felt like the perfect way to do just that!

Bookish Delight of the Month (Bookish Delight for short) is an idea that came to me.. just yesterday, actually. I was reading some Waiting on Wednesday posts and thinking to myself, “I never do Waiting on Wednesday anymore..”

I miss participating in WoW, but I’ve had a lot going on in my life lately, so it’s been difficult to commit to something that needs to happen once a week. But I REALLY love talking about the books I’m most anticipating!! Thus, an idea was born!

The premise for Bookish Delight is simple: I’ll pick ONE book I’m dying to get my hands on and spotlight it at the beginning of the month it releases. As fellow book nerds, you guys know how hard it is to just pick ONE book for anything, but that’s why this feature is so special – it forces me to sit down and really think about what books I’m truly excited to read.

So, without further adieu, let’s get started!

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The book I’m most highly anticipating in February is… Shatter (Glitter #2) by Aprilynne Pike (February 13, 2018 – Random House Books for Young Readers)! I read Glitter (book one) when it first came out last year, and I loved it beyond words. It had everything I love – royalty, court intrigue, incredible characters you hated to love, wonderful world building and epic writing. I’ve been dying for book two ever since it was announced, and now we’re a little less than two weeks away from its release and ZOMG I CAN’T WAIT!!!

Here’s the cover and synopsis:

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, in the form of secrets, manipulation, and sabotage.

In her new position at the head of the court, Dani must ask herself who she really is. Can she use her newfound power to secure her real love, Saber’s freedom and a chance at a life together outside the palace? Or is being Queen too addictive to give up?

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And for those of you who haven’t read Glitter, here’s the cover and synopsis for that, as well:

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.

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If you haven’t read Glitter, I highly recommend you get on that ASAP so you can read Shatter as soon as it releases! I’ve already pre-ordered Shatter, and I can’t wait to get my greedy hands on it!

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So, what is your most anticipated book of February? Share it in the comments!

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