Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books with jewels.
Yes, we are in March and doing another scavenger hunt!! Yay!! Can I just say, thank goodness jewels are on the covers of so many books. Because last week was awful, and I have no idea next week will also be … not great. Apologies in advance!!
We had a long weekend this past week, which was awesome. Except I was babysitting nephews, and then I was sick. So I didn’t get anywhere near as much done as I would have liked. But I promise I will be catching up on blogging soon!! I know I owe you all at least the April-June topics ASAP!!
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top 5 books with jewels
Because I’m still recovering we’re just doing blurbs this week again. Also… I haven’t read all of the books!! 😓
Ember Queen — Laura Sebastian
NOTE: This cover is for BOOK 3 of the Ash Princess trilogy. Blurb below is for book 1: Ash Princess.
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess ― a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.
For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
Sparkles — Louise Bagshawe
The glittery fortunes of the Massot family, vastly wealthy owners of one of the last great jewellery firms in Paris, were plunged into confusion seven years ago by the disappearance of Pierre Massot, its charismatic head. Now, his beautiful wife Sophie has decided the family ― and the firm ― must move on to survive. But her enemies have other ideas…
For a trail of scandal is waiting to be uncovered, one that could rip the Massots’ carefully constructed world to shreds. What really happened to Pierre, and what is the family secret he tried so hard to conceal? The answers like in the past, criss-crossing through a maze of long-concealed deception and naked ambition. And the secrets of the past shape the future ― in a way no one could ever have guessed.
Four Dead Queens — Astrid Scholte
Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but in fact, she’s one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. Varin runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.
With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens.
Accidentally Engaged — Farah Heron
Reena Manji doesn’t love her career, her single status, and most of all, her family inserting themselves into every detail of her life. But when caring for her precious sourdough starters, Reena can drown it all out. At least until her father moves his newest employee across the hall ― with hopes that Reena will marry him.
But Nadim’s not like the other Muslim bachelors-du-jour that her parents have dug up. If the Captain America body and the British accent weren’t enough, the man appears to love eating her bread creations as much as she loves making them. She sure as hell would never marry a man who works for her father, but friendship with a neighbor is okay, right? And when Reena’s career takes a nosedive, Nadim happily agrees to fake an engagement so they can enter a couples video cooking contest to win the artisan bread course of her dreams.
As cooking at home together brings them closer, things turn physical, but Reena isn’t worried. She knows Nadim is keeping secrets, but it’s fine ― secrets are always on the menu where her family is concerned. And her heart is protected… she’s not marrying the man. But even secrets kept for self preservation have a way of getting out, especially when meddling parents and gossiping families are involved.
The Emerald Sea — Richelle Mead
NOTE: This cover is for BOOK 3 of The Glittering Court trilogy. Blurb below is for book 1: The Glittering Court.
Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.
Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.
When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise ― first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.
But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…
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What are your top 5 books with jewels?