Waiting on Wednesday #3 The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.It is used to spotlight books that we are eagerly waiting for.

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.

Book Information
Title: The Jewel
Author: Amy Ewing
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA/SciFi

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My Reaction
I absolutely love the cover. Yes it does remind me of the covers for The Selection series by Kiera Cass, but the book sounds amazing. I really think that it has the power to be one of those un-putdown-able books. I am completely obsessed with the tagline as well. How awesome does it sound? Not sure exactly how one is trained to be a surrogate, but I guess we will find out.

So what book are you waiting for?