The Jewel by Amy EwingSeries: The Lone City #1Publication: September 2nd 2014 by HarperTeen
THE JEWEL is a dystopian/romance book, reminiscent of books like WITHER and THE SELECTION. I hadn’t been super anticipating this book but the synopsis looked interesting and I ended up really enjoying this book! The dystopian world in this novel is really intriguing but also quite disturbing. Violet was an occasionally frustrating character but it was understandable by the way that she had been treated throughout her whole life. The magical aspects in this novel was also super intriguing, but I would have wanted more information as to how these powers are developed. The romance had tinges of an instalove, but it’s totally forgivable, I think, considering the situation both characters (Ash and Violet) are in. Overall, this book was morally intriguing and had my attention for the course of the entire plot.
Do I recommend? Yes! This book was really fast paced and interesting from start to finish, so I read this really quickly.
The White Rose by Amy Ewing
Series: The Lone City #1Publication: October 6th 2015 by HarperTeen