June 4, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #8 The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly awaiting!

Today's pick:

Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Release Date: September 2, 2014
Page Count: 304
Genre: YA

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.

 The Jewel by Amy Ewing sounds like a fantastic book and reminds me a bit of the Selection Trilogy and The Winners Curse. I enjoyed both books and if The Jewel is anything like them than I know I will love it. I've known about The Jewel for a couple months now and have wanted it for just as long, thankfully a blogger friend was able to get an ARC of it for me at BEA so I will be able to read it in a week or two.

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