I received an advanced reader's edition of this book from EpicReads as a giveaway prize and I received a finished copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the publisher before the release date. All opinions are my own.
2 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below.
As soon as I received my early copy of The Jewel, I picked it up right away because of my genuine excitement for its release. I had heard so much hype from my friends and the lovely ladies at EpicReads; I was hoping that The Jewel would be absolutely spectacular, since the premise was very promising. As soon as I was about 100 pages into the story, I knew that they story had fallen flat, and I knew that this type of story definitely wasn't for me. I didn't want to judge The Jewel if I had only read 100 pages of it, which was why I continued reading the entire book. By the time that Violet met Ash, the story had become a little bit messy and unclear. I think another reason for my disappointment in this book was because of my resentment towards the instalove.
My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book.)
3 - I enjoyed the book, but there we're flaws that made me enjoy it less.
2 - I finished the book, but there were too many flaws for me to enjoy it.
1 - I could not finish the book, and I probably did not finish it....