Book & Author Details:
Bound in Silver by Josie Jaffrey
(Solis Invicti, #3)
Publication date: May 22nd 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
If you’re living against the clock, try not to do it in a cage.
Exiled from the city and from the affections of the vampire who had loved her, Emmy finds herself pushed into a captivity she never expected to experience. With the bond to her former protector broken, she knows that the chance to turn Silver is now a monstrous obligation rather than a glittering opportunity.
In an unfamiliar place among unfamiliar people, Emmy feels deserted by those Silver she had thought of as friends, out of sight and out of mind. If only her enemies were equally forgetful.
Bound in Silver is the penultimate book in Josie Jaffrey’s Solis Invicti paranormal romance quadrilogy, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London where a deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience.
Once again, let me start by saying that this is not a standalone novel.
This book, which is the third in the series, is the best by far. It is stripped down and more concentrated, with the pervading threat of the weepers always in the background. Although there appears to be less chance for action and drama, that background note keeps the reader on edge, even in the absence of anything more.
And the author has once again managed to sway my views about the characters. Previously I was rooting for Drew. I was surprised by my reaction to him in this book, and felt that Emmy has developed into a more mature character. In turn, this makes her more likeable and her motives were easier to understand, and an empathy for her more easily achieved.
In short, this book just works. And that ending? Bring on Book 4!
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I have always written stories, but it wasn’t until I started the first book in the Solis Invicti series in 2014 that I really became obsessed with writing. I love to read, particularly where the escapism of the story is enhanced with an element of fantasy or science fiction. For me, writing is simply an extension of that journey, but I get to decide what happens next (though it’s amazing how often the characters seem to decide for themselves what I’m going to write!).
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