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The Jewel

by Amy Ewing

Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Maddi
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. For Violet Lasting, The Jewel means servitude. After training for three years, Violet Lasting is sold to a royal family as a surrogate mother for royal children. She must bear the Duchess of Lake's child. Violet doesn’t know what to expect, coming from her poor home in the Marsh to the elegant, rich Jewel to become the Duchess's pet. Violet enters the Jewel façade to back-stabbing, cold-hearted cruelty and the dangerous ways of royal life. She focuses on staying alive until she forms an unlikely friendship which renders possibilities to get her out of The Jewel. When she finds herself deep in a forbidden relationship she cannot get out of, Violet has to bargain everything she has to keep herself and others out of danger. The Jewel is everything readers want to read. It is full of suspense, drama about royalty, unlikely friendships, and, of course, deep, rich romance. I loved the book from the beginning to the end. The Jewel had many surprises from every page. I thought this book was going to be like The Selection by Kiera Cass, but it was quite different. The Duchess of Lake is cruel underneath the jewels and the dresses she wears. She wants Violet to bear her child faster than any surrogate has in the past. With that power comes a price for Violet: bleeding noses and blackouts. Violet doesn’t want the life she has been offered and wants to escape. She gets the chance but she risks her relationship with Ash — a handsome companion — for the opportunity to escape. Overall, readers will love The Jewel because it was very well done. I highly suggest reading The Selection, by Kiera Cass, if you like this one.

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