Showing posts with label the jewel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the jewel. Show all posts

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Why I chose this book:
*This was originally part of the 'Meh Chronicles', but I got a few comments on GR and thought I would expound.* This looked like a completely awesome book. The cover was striking enough to gain my attention, and the fact that it was a dystopia didn't hurt at all. But I couldn't have been more wrong. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion or the content of this review.

The Jewel 
by Amy Ewing
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: September 2nd, 2014
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
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The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for. (Goodreads)

The Meh Chronicles [2]

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Also known as "mini reviews for books I hated or DNF'd"

Over the summer, we have accumulated many books for which we couldn't care less; therefore, we decided that we would just post the mini reviews in the feature we like to call The Meh Chronicles.

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

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