Thursday, April 14, 2016

Around The World ARC Tours Presents an Early Review of Shiny Broken Pieces (Tiny Pretty Things #2) by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton


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?



This is an amazing story that picks up right where the first book left off. I did not read the first book but I figured things out fast. The authors did a good job at describing things.

June, Bette, and Gigi are all at The elite Ballet School. These girls are all fighting for the one elite spot into the American Ballet Company. They will do whatever it takes to get that one spot.

June is finally coming into herself and trusting herself more on the floor but she still feels as if her body is fighting against her. She may also lose everything she has ever loved. Bette is still trying to prove her innocence in an accident that hurt Gigi. She will do whatever it takes to clear her name and gain that spot. Gigi is still cautious about the other girls but she is healing up nicely and she is determined to win that one spot.

Who will be left dancing and who will fall down flat on their face......

About The Author:

sona charaipotra is a journalist and author who’s written for everyone from the new york times to teenvogue. the co-founder ofcake literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, she spends much of her time poking plot holes in shows like pretty little liars — for work, of course! she’s the co-author of the dance drama tiny pretty things and its sequel shiny broken pieces. she’s proud to serve as the vp of content for we need diverse books. find her on twitter @sona_c,facebook, or instagram, where she mostly posts pics of her family and her chai, pretty much the two most important things in her life, besides her book-filled ipad.

About The Author:

Dhonielle Clayton was born in the suburbs of Washington, DC and spent her childhood Saturdays at the comic book store with her father and most evenings hiding beneath her grandmother’s dining room table with a stack of books. She earned a BA in English at Wake Forest University. She was an English teacher for three years and worked with educational curriculum. Being surrounded by children, Dhonielle re-discovered her love of children’s literature and earned a masters in children’s and young adult literature from Hollins University. Currently, she is working on both middle grade and young adult novel projects. She moved to NYC where she earned her MFA at the New School's MFA Program. She is co-founder of CAKE Literary, a literary development studio committed to bringing diversity to high concept content. 



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