- Pasta blanda: 358 páginas
- Editor: Harper Teen; Edición: Reprint (1 de septiembre de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0062235788
- ISBN-13: 978-0062235787
- Dimensiones del producto: 13.5 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
- Peso del envío: 358 g
- Opinión media de los clientes sobre el producto: Sé el primero en calificar este artículo
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº49,723 en Libros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros)
The Jewel (Inglés) Pasta blanda – sep 2015
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"Will have fans of Oliver's Delirium, Cass' The Selection, and DeStefano's Wither breathless with anticipation for the sequel."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Ewing writes a fast-paced story that takes readers into the inner workings of a society that is obsessed with power and perfection."--School Library Journal
With its taut, provocative plot and irresistible characters, THE JEWEL had me tearing through pages right up to the final, startling twist. I need the next book now! --Andrea Cremer, international bestselling author of The Nightshade Series"
Will have fans of Oliver s Delirium, Cass The Selection, and DeStefano s Wither breathless with anticipation for the sequel. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
Ewing writes a fast-paced story that takes readers into the inner workings of a society that is obsessed with power and perfection. --School Library Journal"
Excellent world building skillful descriptions. --Booklist (starred review)"
"Excellent world building... skillful descriptions."--Booklist (starred review)
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The Handmaid's Tale meets The Selection in this darkly riveting tale that BCCB said "Will have fans of Oliver's Delirium, Cass's The Selection, and DeStefano's Wither breathless."
The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty--but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet is destined for the Jewel. She is trained as a surrogate for the royalty and is bought by the Duchess of the Lake at auction. And she quickly learns 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 life . . . all while trying to stay alive. But before she can accept her fate, Violet meets a handsome boy who is also under the Duchess's control, and a forbidden love erupts. But their illicit affair has consequences, which will cost them both more than they bargained for. And toeing the line between being calculating and rebellious, Violet must decide what, and who, she is willing to risk for her own freedom.
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If anything, this book reminded me of the Hunger Games. Train ride, rebellious heroine, probable uprising- even its own Cinna. I like stories that have a fresh premise, and this book did not fail to deliver. I will continue the series in the hope that the rest are as good as the first book.
When I began reading it, I didn't know that the plot would be so horrifying. I guess that goes to show that descriptions can be pretty vague. If some topics make you squeamish, I suggest you find a different read.
This book combines science and magic in a spectacular way. It's a quick read, but a satisfying one. It exceeded my expectations for sure.
Unfortunately, I'll have to drop a star for the love story and it's execution. I was so excited the first hundred or so pages in, thinking that finally, FINALLY the main character would be a single, independent woman. No love interest at all! But, of course, as this is a Young Adult book, we meet Ash Lockwood, a jaw-droppingly handsome protagonist that Violet will think about and moon over for the rest of the novel.
Their love was really rushed. I can stand YA romance if it progresses at a slow pace, with feelings of affection between the two. A small crush that takes time to develop. But this? This was love at first sight, quick denial, and extreme love again.
Anyway, sappy romance aside, I loved this novel. I hope the White Rose has many adventures planned for Violet!
Things I didn't like (spoilers): 1) Centers around young women being treated like property as they incubate rich babies. They are treated horribly in the book! Forced medical examinations and forced implantations for surrogacy. Kind of like medical rape. Young girls are forced to wear collars and be paraded like dogs on leash. Constantly belittled and spoken poorly too. 2) Male young adult is a "companion" for hire which includes servicing married women sexually. Really?
Yes, let us for the sake of entertainment, think about all the twisted things that could possibly exist in another world. There isn't anything positive or uplifting here to read. There aren't any redeeming encouraging themes or HEA in book 1. It's an ugly world. Book ends. You can see where this is going in book's 2 and 3. Making the escape and changing world order. Thing is... there is nothing here to push me to read the next book in the series except there is no resolution at the end of book 1.
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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
What's it all about?
Violet was raised in the Marsh of The Lone City. What she has known her whole life is working hard to get what you want. For those living in The Jewel, they are royalty and are privilege with more than any one could know, but when Violet finds out she is a positive match for surrogacy her life is taken away from her. When Violet, or lot 197, has been purchased at Auction by the Duchess of the Lake her whole world turns upside down. She has been taken away from her friends and family and her identity stripped away. She is nobody, or so she thinks. As light starts to form in her dark world things only seem to get harder for Violet. In this tale of survival, servitude, and forbidden romance what is Violet supposed to do when the tides turn from every hating her, to everyone wanting to save her?
The Best Parts:
Can I just say how much I hate The Jewel, and the royals, and the auction and everything about this book? But can I also say that all of these horrible things together created a wonderful world that I was able to get lost into for a few days. Violet’s stubbornness is known throughout all the characters and the reader as well. I loved that each character had their own traits and you could pick them out even if you didn’t know their names. I love that this story line had a romance in it, but didn’t dwell on it. The romance was a consequence had a major play into other things happening in the novel and not the other way around. It flowed so perfectly till the end, and oh my god the end! If I could just tell you what happened I would, but my god even I was screaming at my book. Perfection is what happened for this cliffhanger, and when I say cliffhanger it is not with the faint of heart. Like I’m freaking out that the next book is months away. I. NEED. TO. KNOW!
The Worst Parts:
I truthfully have to say that I loved this book a lot. There wasn’t anything that I didn’t like, but a few things that frustrated me a little, but seemed to fix themselves over time. The beginning is a little off kilter, as to the pacing of it and the style that it is written, but once we get to know Violet al of that changes and you are truly brought into the story. Throughout the novel there were a few instances that I wished had been elaborated on, rather than just told to us, but it was made up with the elaboration of other scenes, that were probably far more better.
Final thoughts ...
This novel definitely takes everything from many different YA Dystopian novels, but what is great is that I didn’t notice until reading the description on Amazon, that it really does incorporate some of The Handmaid’s Tale into it as well. This novel is one I think girls of any age can quickly get into. It only took me a few days to read it, but that was because I had to work and didn’t have multiple hours just to indulge myself. The second book to the series, The White Rose, comes out October 6, 2015, so soon!