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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library Y EWI (Text) 33500011757143 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y EWI (Text) 33500011757135 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0062235796 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780062235794 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 358 pages ; 22 cm
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  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Violet, a poor girl from the outer city, finds forbidden romance and uncovers brutal secrets when, after three years of training, she is purchased by a royal family as a surrogate mother for royal children.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 September #1
    *Starred Review* Violet, forced to leave her home in the Marsh to become a surrogate, will no longer be known by her name once she is purchased at auction. She'll be known as 197, the property of the Duchess of Lake, for whom she will bear a child. Her life will go from humble to opulent, but it will no longer be her own. Debut author Ewing gets inspiration from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985), but she does a delicious job of putting her twist on the surrogacy premise. Violet, who tells her own story, is by turns frightened by her fate yet bold in her choices. Her strength as a character is matched by that of the determined Duchess of Lake, who is carefully layered. Readers get a true sense of not just the social hierarchy but also the effect it has on the citizenry, from highest to lowest, through Ewing's excellent world building. This spills over into skillful descriptions that bring teens right into the Jewel, the center city where the royalty live, with each glorious gown, ornate adornment, and delicious morsel of food lovingly evoked. While Violet's forbidden romance is not the dominant story line, it intrigues. Still, the males look like they'll play more of a role in the next book, which readers will want ASAP. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Fantasy
Courts and courtiers Fiction
Slavery Fiction
Surrogate mothers Fiction
Social classes Fiction
Love Fiction
Magic Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Pregnancy
Courts and courtiers Fiction
Slavery Fiction
Surrogate mothers Fiction
Social classes Fiction
Love stories
Magic Fiction
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