Glitter

Glitter

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In the palace of Versailles the people dress, eat, and act like its the eighteenth century-- with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother blackmails 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 raise enough money to disappear into the real world. 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....
"A teenager living in an alternate-history futuristic Versailles must escape its walls by selling a happy-inducing makeup called Glitter"--
Published: New York :, Random House,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101933718
1101933712
9781101933701
1101933704
Branch Call Number: YA PIK
Characteristics: 367 pages :,illustration ;,22 cm.

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PimaLib_JusdinaNB Jan 19, 2017

Aprilynne does it again! This author is not only a really cool local chick, but she has a way of just captivating and taking me away to a world I get lost in. Meet Danica, a member of the court of Versailles, not in the true 18th century but a reenactment as real as the murder she witnessed. When Danica finds her herself trapped in a nightmare she must decide what is her life worth? Read this book if you love a fast-paced novel focused on a good girl gone bad, and of course a little bit of romance thrown in for fun. I promise you will not be disappointed!

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bookycakes
Sep 29, 2016

THIS BOOK. Loved it. It starts kind of slow, but I was so happy that I knew more about the extraordinary world before I got into the real meat of the plot. Recommended for those who don't mind ALL morally gray characters. The protag is pretty unlikeable. (compare to: The Young Elites by Marie Lu. Not as villain-y as her protag, Alina, but in the same vein)

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