Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #64: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel

The JewelThe Jewel
Amy Ewing
(The Lone City #1)
Published: September 2nd, 2014
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Fantasy

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.



Amy Ewing, author of The JewelAmy Ewing is the young adult author of THE JEWEL, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.

She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University. Unfortunately, her acting career didn’t quite pan out. She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.

Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries.


  1. Nice tease! Seeing a lot of this around!

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  2. i've just been teased and just can't get enough of that sparkly cover. looks and sounds like a fun read. happy reading.
    here's me: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2014/08/teaser-tuesday-8514.html

  3. The second teaser definitely captured my attention! Now I'd kind of like to know more about this story. Thanks for sharing!
    My Teaser.

  4. I've seen this book on several blogs, and after reading your post today, I'm even more curious than ever.
    My Tuesday post features BETTER THAN YOUR DREAMS.


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