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The Lone City 1: The Jewel - The Lone City Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Lone City 1: The Jewel - The Lone City Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 04/09/2014
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A shocking and compelling new YA series from debut author, Amy Ewing; The Handmaid's Tale meets The Other Boleyn Girl in a world where beauty and brutality collide.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.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406347494
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Dystopia with a feminist edge...hugely enjoyable, with strong characters and a nail-biting cliff-hanger. * The Bookseller *
A very good dystopic tale with a brilliant ending that will leave you wanting to read the next instalment * Loves Books Read Daily *
A shocking and compelling new YA series in a world where beauty and brutality collide -- Fiona Noble * Bookseller Children's Guide *
WOW...truly unique. Horrifying and gripping all at once. * COMPANY *
With echoes of The Handmaid's Tale, this is a fascinating fantasy. * Marie Claire *
A fantastically original new fantasy which examines notions of identity and personhood against a lavish backdrop of opulent parties and riches galore. With dashes of magic, mystery and romance at every turn, there is real cross-genre appeal here and there is sure to be a large fan base once The Jewel hits the shelves. With a plot that is fresh and original and characters that are Intriguing, The Jewel is a brilliant debut, and one full of promise for a stunning series to develop. I, for one, cannot wait to see what else Ewing has to offer. * We Love this Book *
Forbidden romance, life-threatening danger and a journey of terrible discoveries await in this thrilling opener to a daring, dynamic new series. * Lancashire Evening Post *
Intriguing. * Books for Keeps *
Compelling and heart pounding * Bath Chronicle *
`This dystopian, dark romance will appeal to fans of Allie Condie and The Hunger Games. * Reading Zone *
This book is truly incredible. -- Reader Review * The Guardian Online *
This is a really good book, full of suspense and a real page-turner. -- Anna Morrow * Teen Titles *
"This breath-taking YA novel follows the story of Violet Lasting, who loses her identity when she is auctioned off as a `surrogate' in the Jewel of the Lone City. [...] We mean it when we say that The Jewel is impossible to put down - and be sure to watch out for that insane plot twist..." * Stylist *

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“I can't wait to find out what happens next!”

This book hooked me from the start; why are the girls referred to by their Lot numbers, what is The Jewel, what are their special powers all about?
The setting is rather like a futuristic Versailles where none of the... More

Paperback edition
7th August 2014
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“I love this bokk !”

The first book in a trilogy aimed at older teens this is the story of Violet Lasting , soon to be known as Lot 197
For years it has been known that some girls from the poorest districts can manipulate the Augurys .... More

Paperback edition
19th September 2014
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“Exciting”

Not the most outstanding novel that I have read this year but it was certainly entertaining and original. It tells the story of Violet, a girl who by a genetic quirk is sent to be sold to the people of the Jewel and... More

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
18th February 2015
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