As always, remember to check the comments where my beautiful readers share links to see the books that are on their tbr list.
The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing
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.
I got this book in ARC form a long while ago (May) and just haven't gotten to it yet. Hopefully soon since I love this cover.
Over vacation I read 3 books from my TBR Tuesday pile, go me: 19/73
Your turn, what book is on your tbr pile? Have you read any off your tbr pile yet this year?