Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

I'm sure that most of you have heard about how there was an amazing astronomical event that happened yesterday in Europe. I was so lucky to experience the solar eclipse. I'm just so sad now that I won't be able to see it again like it for the next 11 years.

 Also one of the annoying parts about it was that you couldn't look directly at it, otherwise you vision will become bad. The problem is, with such light intensity, you can't help but look at it. (I may have accidently done it!)But all is not lost; at least in November I will be able to experience a partial lunar eclipse. And I don't need any special eye wear for it, because it happens in the night time!

The word for this week that is the most unique is: Syzygy -- I chose this word to correspond with the events that have happened this week in Europe. This means that with having three letters being Y, it is meant to describe a rare astronomical event (which in this case would be the solar eclipse), which would involve three heavenly bodies. It is the alignment of three celestial bodies in a straight line, which could be the Earth, Sun and Moon.

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As a huge reader, I was really excited about trying something new. Yes, I think that the cover itself may have influenced my overall decision. But not only that, I was deeply intrigued into the ethical dilemmas that go into a dystopian book. And I think this genre will interest me for some years on.

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Romance, Magic and Teen

Format: Hardback/Paperback

Year Of Publish: September 2nd 2014

Synopsis

'Today is my last day as Violet Lasting. Tomorrow I become lot 197.' This is all about a girl who is unable to lead her own life. Born to serve the royal family as a surrogate, she cannot escape from her fate from her mistress; the Lady of the Lake. A woman who is determined to have a daughter who will one day become the future Electress. Unfortunately, for Violet, she doesn't want to give birth to some else's child, let alone the Lady of the Lake's. So as she dives ever so deeper into the politics around the royals, she finds that it is severely dangerous and it is better to live as someone who is a peasant.
 

Criticisms

So first of all I think that the main concept of the book is very similar to 'A Handmaid's Tale', almost so that she may have copied it. I don't know if you would agree with me but I hate authors who steal another person's idea. Because first of all, they are not using something which is original; anyone would just be able to do that and also I don't agree with someone stealing someone else's work and getting thousands from it - it's wrong.
 
Also there is other things that I could pick on. Including the romance itself. This is because the love between Ash and Violet just comes out from no where. I just don't understand why the editor didn't pick up on it. Absolutely rubbish. Why can't they be fired? That is probably the worst text I have ever read in my life. Every time that I think of it, it makes it me cringe and become extremely mad!
 
No more talk! I have had enough.
 

Rating: *

(If that!)
 

Kiki

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