Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: The Jewel

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It features books we are eagerly anticipating getting our hands on.
My Pick This Week:
The Jewel
Author: Amy Ewing
Publication Date: 09/02/2014
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian, Romance
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.
~ Goodreads ~
Ummm, so this sounds awesome.  Never have I read anything with surrogacy in it, let alone people being purchased as surrogates, so that should be interesting to read about.  Also, an illicit romance? Yes Please!
What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow!! Love the cover and it sure sounds intense! Great Wow!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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