The Jewel By: Amy Ewing
Violet has always known what her job will be in life. She understands that she will be sold, and then forced to carry the children of someone with power. It doesn't matter what she has been told, after being sold to the Lady of the Lake, reality is much worse than she feared. The powerful people are able to do things to the weaker ones that are terrible, and Violet finds that she has a lot more to learn. But with the promise of someone that claims they want to help her, and meeting Ash, Violet has a little hope for her future.
This was a great book. I enjoyed Violet's character, she was determined to help her friend, even though life was hard for her too. I thought the balance of power over the people who were buying girls, and the way they treated the people without the ability to fight for themselves was terrible. Honestly the plot was really strange, but I didn't want to stop reading, because I wanted to make sure that Violet was able to get out.
I borrowed this from the public library