en-The jewel: The house of the stone - Amy Ewing review


In The Jewel, we followed Violet in her servitude under the Duchess of the Lake. Now we'll hear Raven's story and her time as a surrogate for the Countess of the Stone in this digital novella from Amy Ewing.

When Raven is bought at the Auction, she knows immediately that things will not go well. And when she arrives at the Countess's palace, Raven quickly discovers that the Countess is much less interested in having a baby than experimenting with Raven's mind and body. Raven can only hope for an escape . . . and to see Violet again, all the while reminding herself that she is Raven Stirling, and she does matter.

The house of the stone is seen as a sideline novel from the jewel. This is an interesting story where we get to see everything from Raven's point of view. We see how sh's been treated by her new master, and what she has to endure while she stays there.

It's different from the jewel and I really liked it! it's a tiny book and I wish there was more to read. We see that not everyone is as 'lucky' as Violet in the jewel. And I must say I feel really sad for how Raven. But I do admire the strenght she has. She has a strong will to fight and she's not backing down! The characters are the same as the ones in 'The Jewel'. 

I really recommend this one is you've read the Jewel! It's definetely a must read for all young Adult lovers! 

  • Author: Amy Ewing
  • Genre: Young Adult
  • Themes: Slavery, violence, power
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Published: Juli 7th, 2015
  • Pages: 128
  • Stars: ***