Violet Lasting is no longer a human being. Tomorrow she becomes Lot 197, auctioned to the highest royal bidder in the Jewel of the Lone City.
Tomorrow she becomes the Surrogate of the House of the Lake, her sole purpose to produce a healthy heir for the Duchess. Imprisoned in the opulent cage of the palace, Violet learns the brutal ways of the Jewel, where the royal women compete to secure their bloodline and the surrogates are treated as disposable commodities. Destined to carry the child of a woman she despises, Violet enters a living death of captivity – until she sets eyes on Ash Lockwood, the royal Companion. Compelled towards each other by a reckless, clandestine passion, Violet and Ash dance like puppets in a deadly game of court politics, until they become each other’s jeopardy – and salvation.
Intense right? Reading The Jewel will mean you’re a little on edge the entire time. You become immersed into the world of the Lone City, and the danger Violet is in is ever-present and lurking behind each corner.
One of the best parts of this book is actually the villain! The Duchess of the Lake is one mean, twisted lady. Her moods are ever changing, and despite a D&M with Violet that reveals a lot about her, she is actually pretty nasty. Maybe she’s a real advocate for the ‘treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen’ route?
Which bestie to buy it for:
The Jewel is best suited to your bestie who loves fashion, romance and a big dash of mystery and intrigue!Your local bookshop