Reviewed By: Siobhán 
Format: eArc
Pages: 368
Published: 2nd Sept 2014
Publisher:  Walker Books LTD
Source:  Edelweiss
Genre:  YA, Dystopia
Shelfability: Acquire
""Today is my last day as Violet Lasting. Tomorrow I become Lot 197."

The Jewel is a shocking and compelling new YA series from debut author, Amy Ewing.

Sold for six million diamantes, Violet is now Surrogate of the House of the Lake in the centre of the Lone City, the Jewel. Her sole purpose is to produce a healthy heir for the Duchess – a woman Violet fears and despises.

Violet is trapped in a living death, her name and body no longer her own. She fights to hold on to her own identity and sanity, uncertain of the fate of her friends, isolated and at the mercy of the Duchess.

The Handmaid's Tale meets The Other Boleyn Girl in a world where beauty and brutality collide.
- Goodreads

The Jewel has been waiting on my Kindle for quite a while to read. I don't know why. When I first seen it up for review I knew I wanted to read it and that I would enjoy it. However, I just didn't read it straight away. And I am kicking myself! The Jewel is a very interesting and fast paced read that had me hooked and left me begging for more.