Book & Author Details:
The Silver Bullet by Josie Jaffrey
(Solis Invicti, #4)
Publication date: August 5th 2017
Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
“To think of death as a thing of beauty: that’s a threshold you can’t cross twice.”
The truth is out, and Emmy is faced with a choice she dreads: surrender her mortality, or allow her frailty to threaten the nascent society the Silver are building. With exile the only reasonable alternative, she struggles with feelings she can’t define and a duty she’s reluctant to accept.
While the Silver city hangs in the balance, Emmy must remake herself to redeem it and save her friends. Her reinvention forces her to choose sides, threaten alliances and risk becoming like those she fears: inhuman.
The Silver Bullet is the final 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.
At the risk of repeating myself, I need to preface this review by advising you that this is not a standalone novel. You absolutely need to have read the first three book in the series before starting this one.
OK. The review.
I think that this is a series which is an undiscovered gem. I really do. I have devoured each installment greedily, and this, the final book in the quadrilogy, was no different.
I confess that I was intrigued to see how Emmy was going to survive. The solution was well executed, and launches the reader directly into the action from the opening page.
As befits the concluding chapter, this is the best in the series. Emmy’s vacillations were fewer and the drama once again cranked up. The ever present threat from the weepers is, in some ways, background noise for much of this story, as the narrative steers the reader towards the conclusion through a gamut of experiences. And it seems that help can be found in the unlikeliest of places.
Reading this series has been a real treat. I’m so pleased that the climax played out in the way it did. It didn’t feel like a cop out and if I’m honest, I’m a little sad that there is no more to come.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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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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