“Don’t you know by now? You’re not meant to fit in. You’re one of a kind.”
June, Bette, and Gigi have given their all to dance at Manhattan’s most elite ballet school. Now they are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose… and no one is playing nice.
June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. However, getting what she wants might cost her everything—including the only boy she’s ever loved. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. Even if she returns, though, will she ever regain the spotlight she craves? And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. But as revenge consumes her, Gigi may be the one who pays the price.
After years of grueling auditions, torn ribbons, and broken hearts, it all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?
My Personal Thoughts
|Shiny Broken Pieces actually surprised me a lot. Compared to how I felt with first book, this one surely raised the bar higher. Despite being dark and twisted, everything fell into place which is really great. I love how the characters evolved and how mysteries were unraveled. I like the idea that perseverance, second chances, and moving on were the main ideas that the authors wanted to share to the readers. The writing style definitely is my cup of tea with the second book. I enjoyed it and I felt connected to the characters. There was definitely substance with the story line and plot this time contrary to what I felt initially when I finished Pretty Tiny Things. The authors caught my full and undivided attention. It has a satisfying ending which met my expectations.|
❥ Bette’s character development
❥ Lessons about friendship and family
❥ How things turned out for Gigi initially
❥ How teens can actually think in a criminal way all for Dancing/Ballet
❥ Teacher & student relationship cliche’
Character Building: 4⭐️
Writing Style: 4⭐️
Overall, I was pretty happy with how everything turned out in the end. Some characters reconciled whilst others got what they truly deserved. I recommend this to readers who are after a fast paced young adult mystery thriller drama.