The Jewel

The Jewel 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

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 important than opulence is offspring.Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess ofThe 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 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 than they bargained for.

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The Jewel

  1. 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.

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  1. DNF at 95%, because I just don t give a fuck.My frail resolve wavers I think about what sort of person I want to be I owe Lucien my life, and I will be loyal to him until the end But Ash has nothing to do with that Ash is separate, a part of my life that is just mine There are things that are bigger than us, it s true Saving the surrogates Destroying the royalty Is loving Ash worth the risk You get one fucking guess What do you think she chooses This book is called The Jewel It is a misnomer, be [...]

  2. A place where noble women cannot reproduce.A place where these women buy beautiful, talented, peasant girls from the Auction.A place where these teenage girls are bought to become surrogates.A place where these surrogates have unfathomable powers that change shapes, colors, and sizes.Is it me or are dystopian novels getting weirder and weirder every year Either the world s running out of ideas and isgrasping at straws, or the world s trends have moved on ahead of me, cause I do not get it and I [...]

  3. Interesting and entertaining, but ultimately I thought this was just okay I had a lot of trouble suspending my disbelief with this one I didn t really buy into the world and so many of my questions went unanswered And while I ve never really agreed with most claims of insta love in books, the romance in this one was so sudden and undeveloped, I felt nothing for the relationship There s a lot of build up but no payoff it s not so much a cliffhanger as it is an abrupt stop in what feels like the b [...]

  4. Another example of wasted potential, The Jewel could have been the next big thing for many other readers if not for that shitty, awful romance That s pretty bad, considering I almost NEVER say something is awful I call a lot of things shitty, but awful That is a hundred times worse than shitty in the Language of Aimee.Oh, and noticed how I said many other readers Yes, because even without said shitty, awful romance, this book is just not for me It was a bit similar to The Hunger Games they had r [...]

  5. OH MY GOSH BRILLIANT BOOK I adore it It truly surprised me I bought it because well because it was cheap,the reviews i read were bad,but i thought oh well,lets give it a try and OMG THIS BOOKS IS SOOOOO GOODDDDD I JUSTUGH I M SPEECHLESS Its not like Selection not that i didn t like Selection.BUT This books is deep and it touches some really serious issues like slavery Violet is a strong character and i love her for it Ash ishot and dreamy and kind and broken All the characters are well based Eve [...]

  6. 9 30 17 ON SALE for 1.99 amzn 2gRVBRYReviewed by Rabid Reads3.5 starsViolet Lasting is a Surrogate She lives in a world where blue bloods can no longer produce viable offspring BUT Before they begin to die out, a doctor discovers a genetic quirk that fortuitously exists most frequently in the lowest caste of their society a quirk that allows the girls who have it to carry a royal child to term And so it is mandatory on pain of death for every girl to be tested for this quirk upon reaching pube [...]

  7. My first thought about THE JEWEL was that the gorgeous silver cover was strangely similar to the covers for THE SELECTION series I wasn t sure, after reading the synopsis, if this book would also have a similar plot I was totally wrong.In one word, THE JEWEL is FANTASTIC When I began reading, I was pleasantly surprised by the writing style and the very xmen like twist that this ball gown story took on THE JEWEL is brilliant and unique, and so creepy in the way the society is run, that I found my [...]

  8. DNF pg 65Will come back to this sometime in the future On hold for now BR with my friend IRL I really want this to be good.

  9. 3.5 stars Bueno, Jewel cuenta la historia de una sociedad distopica donde los miembros de la realeza no pueden tener hijos, debido a un gen que, al parecer ya no poseen para ello recurren a un grupo de mujeres, las Sustitutas, que provienen de la poblaci n m s pobre Las mujeres de all si tienen la habilidad de procrear, pero no s lo eso sino que tambi n dichas mujeres poseen habilidades extraordinarias que las hacen de suma importancia y valor Una vez que la joven ha entrado en la pubertad se le [...]

  10. When I saw this I couldn t help but think The Selection.But with a better cover a better blurb , I hope, a better everything else Damn, oh, well My curiosity has brought the better out of me yet again.

  11. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss Sometimes, I wish I hadn t been born a surrogate This was an enjoyable dystopian, with girls with special powers being sold as surrogates.I felt quite sorry for Violet in this story, her whole life had been changed by one blood test, and she was forced to carry someone else s baby after being sold at an auction I did think that she made some very dubious decisions at times thoug [...]

  12. Die erste H lfte war echt cool, aber danach fand ich s nur so meeeh Vor allem die Liebesgeschichte hat mich total genervt.

  13. BRACE FOR FEELS.This book is the kind of stressful addictive engaging story that is almost dangerous in its demand to be read It will keep you up well past your bedtime with all the INTENSITY and PAIN and TENSION and just when you think you re nearing the end and maybe your heart will get a breakNOPE.That ending THAT ENDING OH IT HURTS.

  14. 2.5 starsI was sort of bored throughout the book I m thinking the subject matter just didn t interest me, so you might have a different experience with this one than I did.Fabulous cover, though The Royalty that live in the Jewel can t have babies any Poor people, yes Rich people, no.But the nobility have found that some of the poor girls have these abilities that can allow them to manipulate a fetus in their wombs Make it a viable pregnancy Even make the child better looking, smarter, talented [...]

  15. 4.5 La Joya fue uno de esos libros que me sorprendi gratamente este a o Por la portada me imaginaba que ser a algo muy del estilo de La Selecci n una historia s per rom ntica que enmascaraba una revoluci n en ciernes por una sociedad oprimida e inconforme Pero no, La Joya rompe los esquemas con una premisa que yo nunca antes hab a visto Todo empieza con la Ciudad Solitaria, un reino dividido en c rculos, siendo el m s pobre el Pantano y el m s rico la Joya A lo largo de los siglos, la realeza ha [...]

  16. I think on some level I should probably have disliked this book, but I ended up enjoying it quite a bit It s a light read and I sped through pretty fast and none of the characters irritated me too much This might have something to do with the fact that books that explore a Reproductive Dystopian world fasciate me I didn t really love the romance because it is on the quick side of things, but somehow that did not seem to bother me much The plot seemed to than make up for that, and The Jewel had [...]

  17. Violet is a surrogate, born with unique gifts to shape the world around her, yet bought and sold to the highest bidder in a world where royalty rules all This had a lot of flaws, and unfortunately it really hindered my enjoyment of what could have been a good story The main issue I had was just how unoriginal I found the story Reading this felt like deja vu Poor yet beautiful girl with unique gifts brought into a different world Check Evil ruling power that manipulates said girl Check Dull and o [...]

  18. Hello If you ve found this review, perhaps you are wondering why I appear so irked by this book Giving it one star, and all.Well, it s because MARGARET ATWOOD already wrote this book Also, the girl on the cover, yeah, she is way too well dressed to be a slave.Some books do not need a dumbed down romance version with a bunch of silly tropes The Handmaid s Tale is one of those books It is a serious treatment of a serious subject Why is there a need to publish a glossy new version with girls in pre [...]

  19. ARGHH It is not often that I give 1 star to a book I usually try to find the good in each book that I read Even books that I have not finished do not get a star rating, that s just how I review But this book drove me bonkers and I must highlight the things that drove me crazy.1 This is a dystopian book along the lines of The Selection which I haven t had the pleasure of reading, but the synopsis sounds right and The Handmaid s Tale of which there is absolutely no comparison 2 Young women are gro [...]

  20. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsMini review After the early reviews started rolling in for this one I was getting less and less excited about reading this one I mean, JUST LOOK AT THE COVER HOW COULD I NOT WANT TO LOVE THIS Anyway, I had this period of time where I just decided that I was going to skip this completely, BUT THEN I saw three people give this 3 4 stars and they re all people whose reviews I completely trust and well I gave in to the cover and read it Well, I didn t really read it [...]

  21. I was really captivated by the characters, the world, and the plot However, the insta love just did not work for me

  22. I picked up The Jewels salivating, thinking this book could be a better and finer version of The Selection.Both books offer the same prose in some way Trust me with this, we do not need another disastrous The Selection Trilogy, one is enough There were so many bad things about this book I don t even know where to start The writing is sloppy In other circumstance I don t mind when authors don t use huge words as long as the characters and plot is compelling enough but this book isn t giving me so [...]

  23. Nose Graze Book reviews blogging tipsThe Jewel was an awesome book until the romance But on that later I really loved the plot in The Jewel I think it s definitely similar in vibe to The Selection which it s being compared to However, my feelings about it are the total opposite In The Selection, I adored the romance but didn t care much about the rest of the plot In The Jewel, I adore the plot but hate the romance The Jewel has a lot of political royal scandal and it s fascinating Everyone is b [...]

  24. OMG Mit dem Ende h tte ich echt nicht gerechnet Muss mir unbedingt den zweiten Band kaufen Total verdiente 5 5 Spannend von vorne bis hinten, bin sehr begeistert

  25. There are perks to being a surrogate We get to dress how we want, eat what we want, sleep late on the weekends We get an education A good education We get free food and water, we always have electricity, and we never have to work We never have to know poverty and the caretakers tell us we ll have once we start living in the Jewel.Except freedom They never seem to mention that.For a long while, this was two stars for me It was good, but not exceptional It was an innovative idea, but not somethin [...]

  26. This is how the Jewel operates Status is our sole occupation Gossip is our currency The Duchess of the LakeHonestly, The Jewel caught my attention because its cover reminded me of The Selection, which is one of my favorite series of all time laughs wickedly However, my superficial and biased attraction soon became authentic interest after reading the first chapter.I ve always been invested in dystopian and gender related discourse, so I was inevitably intrigued by the premise of this book Violet [...]

  27. Edit Screw it I m bumping the rating up after thinking about the book all day 3.5 4 starsHey, now, this is an enjoyable book and romance I see you judging me Haters to the left I will gladly say that The Jewel is very, very readable and addicting From start to finish, I was glued to the pages Maybe it s not wholly unique a few too many things reminded me of The Hunger Games , yet the premise is interesting and has potential The idea of girls being raised as surrogates for the higher echelon of s [...]

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