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The Jewel


by Amy Ewing (Author)

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   Book 1   
Pages: 368
Published: 2014

Today is my last day as Violet Lasting. Tomorrow I become Lot 197.

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.

Series Summary


Series: Lone City
Tags: dystopian romance fantasy thriller
Series reading level: 14+
Books in series: 5
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

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Books in series order
1The Jewel  (2014)
2The White Rose  (2015)
3The Black Key  (2016)
+ The House of the Stone  (2015)
+ A Lone City Novella: Garnet's Story  (2016)