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The Jewel: Lone City, Book 1

By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Captivating tale of girls sold to elite women as surrogates.

Book Amy Ewing Fantasy 2014
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THE JEWEL is a captivating and unique page-turner that will have readers thinking about the significance of personal freedom and autonomy. In this novel's dystopian society, girls are objectified by their female owners. Personal stylists dress the girls in elegant gowns, glittering jewels, and painted faces to be paraded around as prizes for the upper class.

Themes of women subjugating other women flow strongly; however, the bonds formed among the lower-class girls prove that women who support other women are far more powerful than their antagonists. An exciting, open ending leaves readers eager for the second installment.

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