- Pasta blanda: 358 páginas
- Editor: Harperteen; 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: nº50,714 en Libros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros)
The Jewel (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 1 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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Okay, so this is a hard review to write. The core of this story is fascinating. It's like one part Handmaiden's Tale, one part Hunger Games, one part something else. The author did a really good job creating a fascinating and horrifying world-a society where class means everything and certain 'special' women of the lowest class are treated as nothing more than objects to help wealthy families attain status and power. The wealthy manipulate and lie their way into keeping or raising their positions, and despite their wealth don't feel obligated to do anything to help the lower classes. I don't want to go into more detail than that because it will give too much away. This core part of the story is very well done.
However, I didn't care for the romance at all. It was lacking. It felt rushed, mundane, and unimaginative. I expected better from the author given the high quality of the rest of the story, and that high quality is the only reason I'm not giving this a lower rating. I don't think I'll continue the series, honestly.
Violet is a surrogate. All girls are tested and surrogates are taken to holding facilities where they are given an education and training. Upon graduation, these girls from the lowest class of society are sent to the royal city, the Jewel. They are auctioned to the women of the aristocracy, who can no longer bear children. There are terrible truths about the Jewel that Violet learns, including the loss of choice. The girls no longer have a name other than surrogate. As Violet navigates through her new life she meets Ash. He has forfeited his freedom to support a sister and is entangled in Jewels society.
This genre has many books, but I think Amy Ewing is a outstanding author. I look forward to her next book. Readers who enjoyed The Selection will enjoy this story
However, while The Jewel may share pieces with other stories, they are put together uniquely, much like the same fabrics can be combined differently to create multiple unique quilts.
I hope that we see more world building outside of the circles of the city on the island, with the Jewel in the center, in future installments. I would ideally like to see the basic story wrapped up in 3-5 books, but then see more stories take place in the same world.
All in all, this is a very strong start. I rate harshly.