Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Happy Release Day! The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: 2nd September 2014
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.
I cannot wait  to read this book! I've seen an equal number of good and bad reviews, most of them mention the romance aspect of the novel being subpar, but that just makes me want to read this even more. So I can make my own judgement on it.

This is the first book in The Lone City  series by Amy Ewing. If anyone would like to purchase the book just click on one of the links listed below:


  1. Been seeing some mixed reviews about this one but I'm really curious about the story.

    1. Me too! Especially the romance aspect, this seems to be the thing most people have a problem with.