The Jewel Review

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Title: The Jewel                                       Song: Maya by Ian Clarke

Author: Amy Ewing

Published: September 2nd, 2014         # of Pages: 358

Date Started: June 29th, 2015             Date Ended: June 29th, 2015

Category: Fantasy, Fiction

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


“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.”


With this book before I had even stared reading it, I checked Goodreads to see what others thought about it. 50/50 of the reviews from others were either bad or great. I was highly intrigued with this book, so it put me dead centre of 0%-100%. I believed that people judged this book too much on the wonderful book, “The Selection” by Keira Cass. But the thing is they are not the same author, so of course they were going to be different.


It was truly amazing! And I am so glad I read it. The plot was very good and I loved how the author made it so that we where seeing more than one way of life. Little hints and snippets of other lives also made it a more interesting read. In general the story line was very cool and unique.

The character development at the beginning was intense and VERY well written. Heck though out the entire book the character development was amazing. I must admit, the first four chapters of this book had me bawling my eyes out. And many other times in the story also. Not only because the book was wonderfully written, but also because I am able to connect with Violet at this time. Considering my older sister is leaving also for University in the fall in a different location and such. But just the style of how it was written was so emotional, and powerful.

Let me just say that the MAJOR plot twist at the end and plot twists in general where heart clenching/breaking. {Basically bringing me to tears again}

Oh Ash! *sobs uncontrollably while swooning*

And Garnet was something different…

*cough cough* still hot as well *cough cough* and his character development was amazing also along with everyone else’s. I loved the idea of this story so much and I can’t wait till the second book comes out, if there is one. Because this book was just ugh!

The Feels.

Congratulations again Amy Ewing on a fantastic story.


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