Review From User :
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 JUST...UGH 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 is..hot and dreamy and kind and broken. All the characters are well based. Even the Duchess became a character i loved to hate and hated to love. The ending was so heartbreaking and WHAT OMG THAT ENDING!! The big twist. I can't wait to read the next book. i need it. NOW.
LOVED LOVED LOVED IT. A unique book. A category of its own. WOW.
Category: Fantasy, Paranormal, Teen & Young Adult
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.
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