Tuesday, March 25, 2014

[Waiting On Wednesday: The Jewel]

Waiting On Wednesday happens every week on Wednesdays (hence the name) and is hosted by Breaking The Spine.  It's were people talk about the books they want to read about that aren't out yet.

My pick this week is...

"The Jewel"
Author: Amy Ewing
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014

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Summary:

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
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First off, just look at that cover!  It's so pretty.  It's kind of all the pretties.  Plus, there are forbidden romances and terrible jobs and girls having babies for rich people.  It sounds like one of those books where very little goes right, but at least they get to wear pretty dresses!

 What are you waiting on this week?  I wanna know!   

11 comments:

Katie @ Spirit of Children's Literature said...

I love this cover and I'm interested in this book as well--it sounds like a creative premise.

My anticipated release will be out soon: Dorothy Must Die, so I don't have to wait too much longer...

Michelle Santiago said...

how gorgeous is that cover!? LOVE!! and the novel itself sounds awesome too. adding it to my wish list :)

hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

-michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

Christina / Book Addict said...

Wow- that cover is stunning! This is new to me and I'll be adding it to my TBR list…such a unique premise! Great pick!

DJ D. said...

I am super excited to read this one! Reminds me of The Selection meets Wither, which can only result in amazingness. :-D

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

Ugh, why am I such a sucker for pretty dress covers? JUST LOOK AT IT. Sounds like it might annoy me a little but PRETTY COVER! Thanks for stopping by mine earlier. :)

Olena P said...

What a pretty cover! Thanks for sharing your pick and I hope that you enjoy reading this one. :)

My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-wednesday-otherwise-engaged/

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Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I do love that pretty cover, but I've really been struggling with fantasy/dystopian/paranormal books lately. I'll definitely keep my eyes out for your review.

Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

This sounds really interesting! And the cover is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy reading it. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

Giselle said...

GASP this is so pretty! Holy crap! It also reminds me a bit of the Winner's Curse cover. Forbidden romances are the BEST! The girls having babies thing reminds me of that DeStefano series a bit. I def am adding this to my tbr list!

Ashley said...

The cover is AWESOME! THe premise is quite intriguing too :) Great Find!