Title: The Jewel
Author: Amy Ewing
Series: Not Specified
Genre: Teen Romance
Release Date: September 2, 2014
The Overview: 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.
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I don’t usually feature debut titles for Waiting on Wednesday, probably because I’m not excited about an author or series until I’ve already read something from them. I made an exception here because this book sounds like a more robust version of The Selection (which I absolutely loved) and the elements of intrigue sound awesome. When the girls from the Epic Reads #ArcParty started geeking out about it, I knew I had to add it to my shelves. I hope it’s as good as it sounds!
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