THE GLASS SPARE was such a good story. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but the further I read, the more I got invested in the story. I ended up really enjoying this story. It was unlike anything I have read although at first I thought I knew the story. Wil is […]
ONE DARK THRONE is the second book in the Three Dark Crowns series. I absolutely loved THREE DARK CROWNS and I was really excited to read this. In short I will say that I was not disappointed. This sequel is even darker then the first book. If you haven’t read THREE DARK […]
I read Rae Carson last year and was blown away by WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER. I purchased THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS shortly afterwards because I planned on reading everything by this author. I will say that this story had a lot of potential and the second half was pretty addictive. […]
Freya is 23rd in line for the throne. At a party that contains all of the who-who of the kingdom Freya leaves early and the whole party is poisoned to death. Suddenly Freya, a scientist at heart with social anxiety, is Queen and thrust into the most coveted position in the kingdom. She […]
I have to say that this author’s series is more gruesome than most YA I have read. Not that I am complaining, I really enjoyed the first book in this series, RUINED. I love almost everything about this story. It moves at a furious pace and now I just need the last book […]
I am so in love with this series. I became a fan of Colleen Oakes in reading the first book in this series, QUEEN OF HEARTS. Yes, this is the retelling of Alice in Wonderland. It feels fresh because the focus is on how the Queen became so evil. It is hard not […]
Series: Glitter Duology #1
Published by Random House Children's Books on October 25th 2016
Genres: JUVENILE FICTION, Action & Adventure, General, Girls & Women, Royalty, Young Adult Fiction
eARC provided by Random House Children's
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 really enjoyed this book, but I didn’t know what to expect based on the cover. The Baroque society is really fascinating, so I can see the allure of living like that. In this modern day world, high society live like it’s the eighteenth century. The current King’s great-grandfather arranged the purchase of […]
Series: Three Dark Crowns #1
Also in this series: One Dark Throne
Published by Harper Teen on September 22nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Fiction, Royalty, Fantasy, General
Also by this author: One Dark Throne
ARC provided by BEA 2016, HarperCollins
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose . . . it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.
Three Dark Crowns is a heart-stopping fantasy from Kendare Blake, acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood.
THREE DARK CROWNS was deliciously dark! This story is about triplet sisters, all with a different power, raised separately by the houses that hone that power. On the year of their sixteenth birthday, these three will face off and have a year to kill each other. The one left alive will inherit the […]