Author: Amy Ewing
Publication Date: September 2, 2014 to October 4, 2016
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.
Series Review: The Lone City Trilogy
I am not normally a fan of the dystopian genre, but The Lone City Trilogy is a series that impressed me. This series is very political, and there is so much action. I enjoyed the main character’s talents and the descriptions of the city. The Lone City is addictive and the perfect series to binge. Continue reading