Book Haul + Wrap-up (July 2015)

~~ Book Haul ~~

Click on cover will get you to Goodreads

Kindle

Freebies not included, but I only got three, so that’s progress

Physical Books

NetGalley

Do you now see why I need my “Killing The TBR in 10 Weeks“-Challenge?! I’m now going to put myself under a book buying ban! Also I will stop requesting books for now! No more books for me till my TBR is less than 10 books big, no better! It has to be less than 5 books big. (I will still get two pre-orders next month though, but I bought them before my buying ban, so they totally do not count, right?)

~~ Wrap-Up ~~

Last Month’ Haul and Wrap-up

Killing The TBR in 10 Weeks – Challenge

Reviews

Award / TAGs

Memes

Tour / Cover Reveal / . . .

The Friday 56 #4

The Friday 56 #4

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url on Freda’s Voice.
*It’s that simple.

“Are you afraid?” he asks.
“I don’t know.” The words come out on their own, and I realize they’re true. I don’t know if I’m afraid. I’m not sure if fear is the right word. I feel stangely detached, like this isn’t real, like it’s happening to someone else.
~ page 56 of The Jewel by Amy Ewing

 

 Synopsis: goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

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.

 

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