August 29, 2014

#Tour: The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by @amyewingbooks with #Giveaway #Hosted @the_ffbc

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.

ARC thanks to HarperTeen

About the Author

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Amy Ewing is the young adult author of THE JEWEL, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.

She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University. Unfortunately, her acting career didn’t quite pan out. She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.

Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries.

My Review 5 Sparkle Stars

OMG I have to say that I am very happy that I didnt have to wait to read this one! I read it in two days and I couldn't wait to finish. But, now I am I'm so sad that I don't have book two :( 

This one is in the POV of one girl named Violet and I have to say that I was a little disappointed with her but then she grew a better back bone so it was all good.  I really hope that in book two she gets to kick some butt. This one really is a twisted tale.  It reminds me of both The Selection by   (royalty) and Wither by .  (Human Trafficking).  It will have your blood boiling with some of the things that were going on in their world. It was an interesting take on magic, buying girls, and pregnancy that I've read. Deff. one for the older age groups. 

 I thought the best thing about the world building was that their city was surrounded by water.  I really hope we learn more about that as well. As it wasn't really explained.  So although I give this book 5 stars if I was rating the world building alone it would be a 3 because nothing is really explained except the circle that they live in. It would be great to learn about the world at large and why it is surrounded by water.  

The characters were great! I loved Raven from the start and really hope that she will be ok and be back in book two.  The companion love interest I really liked to and hope that we get more of him in book two as well.  The surprise character that I won't mention here for the fact of spoilers was just an OMG moment at the end of the book.  It really is one of the BEST MOST SURPRISING CLIFFHANGER of this year!  




Go Into This One Knowing

No love triangle in this one but one killer cliffhanger!!
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From the Back Cover


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.
Debut author Amy Ewing expertly crafts an enchanting story full of riches, rivalries, and riveting twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.







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1 comments:

This book looks really cool and I love the cover! It's freaking beautiful! I think I'm in love with this book, really. I want it in my bookshelves :)

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