Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Teaser Tuesday, #67 The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays! Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser Tuesday is for the following...

The JewelThe Jewel by Amy Ewing
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Publication Date: September 2, 2014
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.

*Teasers are from an Advanced Readers Copy. They are subject to change.*

Teasers are from ebook page: 11

"I never quite understood those girls, the ones who bought into all the caretakers' lines about how important we are, how we are fulfilling a long and noble tradition."

"Did you get your lot number?" I ask.
The spoon tinkles against Raven's cup, her hand trembling for the briefest moment. "Yeah." It's a stupid question--we all got our lot numbers last night. But I wanted to know what Raven's is. I want to know how much longer I'll be able to see my best friend. 
"Lot 192. You?"
I exhale. "197."
Raven grins. "Looks like we're hot commodities."

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  1. Sounds like an interesting world. I hope you are enjoying the story. This week my teasers come from The Quick by Lauren Owen and Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore. I go from Victorian Vampires to futuristic zombies. Happy reading!

  2. Oh wow, this sounds like a really interesting story. Surrogacy isn't explored in a lot of YA books, so this could either be really good or a bit of a let down. But I think I might put this one on my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing :)
    My Teasers
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. What an unusual society! I'd read more just to find out more about it.
    My Teaser is from LEAN ON ME.

  4. That sounds really interesting! I also love the cover!

  5. Excellent teasers, and I love that cover! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Oooh... nice teasers! Love the cover to the book!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  7. Amber,
    This is a great idea. I am glad I stumbled upon this. I'll be sure to take a look at the posts here.