Thank you to Josie Jaffrey for sending me a paperback copy of this book.
ISBN: 9781718174122. October 16th 2018. Josie Jaffrey.
What blood contaminates, only blood can cleanse.The last city on Earth is contaminated. Now blood is the only thing that can wash it clean.Julia is trapped inside the Blue as the Nobles fight over the few humans who are still alive. When the dust settles and she finds herself shackled to a new master, she knows she must escape or die.Meanwhile, Cam has gathered a handful of comrades and is on his way into the Red to rescue his queen. But not all of his friends can be trusted, and not all of them will make it back alive.The Silver Queen is the second book in Josie Jaffrey’s Sovereign trilogy, set in a dystopian Europe where vampiric Nobles control the last remnants of the human race.
Okai, so this should have gone up AGES ago, and honestly, I thought I’d got it up and then my health took that dive and I had so much on my plate it slipped my mind. I just want to start by giving a quick shout out to Josie for understanding and not rushing me in getting this review up. Having said that, it has in no way affecting my thoughts and feelings on this book. They are all mine.
After reading The Gilded King, I then read the first in the Solis Invicti series, A Bargain In Blood. I start by mentioning this because when I then picked up The Silver Queen I had a moment of “Who is this?!” Obviously, I read a little bit more and realised what I’d done. There are a few characters who are in both series, so I recommend not alternating them like I did. There are some pretty big spoilers for the Solis Invicti series in the Sovereign series.
After the initial confusion, I dove into The Silver Queen and flew through. I loved watching the character growth. Julia learned how to fend for herself and survived where many would have failed. I was in awe of how well she adapted to many situations, versus how she was at the beginning of the series. I already liked Cam a lot, but he became more likeable, more open and caring. I loved getting to know more of the Solis Invicti during this book, seeing them adapted to newcomers to the group, as well as finding out about betrayals and secrets.
I loved the plot for this and it was a perfect book to briefly forget about what was going on in my life outside of reading. This book cemented Josie into being one of my favourite authors! The ending had me so upset that I had to wait until February for The Blood Prince.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
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