Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  My pick this week is by an author that I've only read one book by so far, but this one sounds like a very unique one!  Here, check out the blurb 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.


What do you think, sound interesting?  I've never watched Breaking Bad, and I have no desire to, but the idea in this story sounds fun!  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?  

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24 comments:

  1. I watched Breaking Bad due to a friend rec, even though it's so NOT my usual thing but I ended up loving it. That combined with Marie Antoinette makes me think that this will be a very memorable read :D GREAT pick^^

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    1. It probably is a really good show. I just am not going to add it to my list of shows I already watch too many of. But Marie Antoinette stuff always fascinates me! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This book does look good, and I love that cover. Nice pick!

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    1. Thanks! I am hoping it will be as good as it sounds! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette! That combination sounds bonkers in the best possible way. And the cover is beautiful.

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  4. I loved Versailles when I visited and I am intrigued by the concept. I'm adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2016/08/waiting-on-wednesday-bronze-key-by.html

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    1. It sounds like a very unique idea. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I'm hoping to start reading this book soon and I'm excited! The cover is soooo beautiful, I love it. Hope you love this one ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I think I have an egalley of it, so I'm hoping to get to it soon as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I didn't get very far w/ Breaking Bad (one episode) but this sounds like it could be good. Plus I've kinda wanted to read Aprilynne Pike since her books always look interesting... but I've never tried them.

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    1. I really liked her Wings book. This one sounds very unique! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I haven't read anything by this author before, but I do have this one on my tbr. I hope we both enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

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  8. Very interesting premise! I haven't read anything by the author before, but I might have to try this one. PLUS, gorgeous cover!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  9. I have seen this one around a lot. Hope you like it.

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  10. This sounds like a blast! I've only read Wings by Aprilynne Pike. I didn't love it by any means, but it was a fun read. I really liked Breaking Bad when it was on air, so hopefully I'll enjoy the book when it releases! Great pick. :)

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  11. This is very high on my TBR and will be a future WOW. I've met her and she was great!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. I think I met her once, and she was very nice. But I've only read one book of hers so far, I need to read more! Thanks for stopping by!

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