Photo of Aprilynne Pike, courtesy Georgia Cranston/Gypsy Rae Photography#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Aprilynne Pike

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?

Book cover of Shatter by Aprilynne Pike

Praise for Shatter

“A delicious drama of morally imperfect characters in a fantastical future world with timely, relevant politics.”


“The world and heroine Pike has created are undeniably compelling, and this is a satisfying conclusion to an compelling duology.”

–Maggie Reagan, Booklist

“The complex plot and Pike’s highly adept writing will leave readers breathless to find out what happens next.”

–Ellen Fitzgerald, School Library Journal