Review of The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)The Jewel
By: Amy Ewing
Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher
Format: Print ARC

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:
star

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.

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Stacking the Shelves

Not a lot happened this week and I didn’t get all that many books. It’s been fairly slow around here and I’m pretty happy about that.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

I apologize for the crummy pictures this week but I’m too lazy to take new ones

For Review (from the publisher- thank you Harper!)

Jewel

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas and The Jewel by Amy Ewing

I have already read The Perilous Sea and I really loved it. I’m reading The Jewel right now but I’m not far enough to know yet what I’ll think of it.

Purchased:

Shimmer

Shimmer by Paula Weston

I recently read Haze the second in this series and absolutely loved it (look for my blog tour post in September). I couldn’t wait so I had to order Shimmer. It hasn’t been released in the US yet but I couldn’t wait.

And that concludes all the new book this week. I did go to a book signing- Ben Winters at Murder by the Book. It was a great event and I was able to get the entire The Last Policeman series signed. I immediately loaned the series to my parents to read. If you’ve not heard about this book you can read my review of book one here. The highlight of the night for me was winning the loan bag of Hank Palace blend coffee.

PalaceCoffee

Last Week’s Posts:

  • Review of A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
  • Review of Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
  • Blog Tour– Review of Alias Hook and Giveaway
  • Blog Tour– Interview with Amber Lough author of The Fire Wish and Giveaway

How was your week? Would you drink the won coffee or save it? I know it’s crazy but I’m debating what to do. The collector in me wants to save it but the coffee drinker wants to drink it all.

Stacking the Shelves

Last week I took some time off from posting here so I could use the time to read and catch up on writing reviews. I would say it was a success! I am only one book behind my reading challenge on Goodreads and I wrote eight reviews. I hope I can keep this momentum up since it feels great to be a bit ahead of the game.

This last week I read In the Shadows, Say What You Will, Free to Fall and The Murder Complex. I’ve written all but one of these reviews and will be posting them soonish. The Lego art is coming together beautifully. The Kiss of Deception is more than half done and should go live this week! Heir of Fire will take a bit longer, I’ve started but still haven’t photographed the Lego figures.

Now for the new additions from this last week. Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

For Review (via publisher):

  TrialbyFire

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

For Review (via Edelweiss):

The Jewel

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Gift (Thank you Krys from Bibliopunkk!!):
PerilousSea

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

Purchased:

TWCHC

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Which books did you add to your shelves?