Review: The Silver Queen (Sovereign Book 2) by Josie Jaffrey

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42088730The Silver Queen by Josie Jaffrey
Published by: Self Published
Released: 17th October 2018
Page Count: 287 Pages
Edition: Kindle
Rating: 4/5 

Thank you to the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

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.

Thoughts

The second book in Josie Jaffrey's Sovereign Trilogy - The Silver Queen picks up where the first book The Gilded King left off. Julia is trapped inside the blue as Nobles fight over the last surviving humans. When she finds herself with a new master, she knows to survive she must escape. Cam, on the other hand has gathered a handful of acquaintances to go into the Red to rescue the Queen. Not all of these comrades can be trusted and not all of them will make it back to the Blue alive.

I read the first book in this series - The Gilded King back in September and was instantly sucked into this unique, dystopian world (it also awoke my love for Vampire YA again!), so I couldn't wait to read the sequel - The Silver Queen. As the first book had set the standards high for this series I was slightly worried that The Silver Queen wasn't going to live up to my expectations. However, as you will see, my thoughts were utterly wrong! This was an incredible follow up.

As soon as you start reading you are put right into the action. As this picks up where The Gilded King left off you are thrown back into the story at a fast pace, which will get the adrenaline pumping. There were points throughout the book where I just didn't want to stop reading - you could say I was hooked. I also felt like as we were thrown straight back into the story that I didn't feel like I was forgetting anything that happened in the first book.

Just like The Gilded King there is a dual POV between Julia and Cam, this made me incredibly pleased as I really enjoyed alternating between both characters. This didn't deter at all from the pacing, which in my opinion, was very well-maintained. I really enjoyed the alternating settings from the city like atmosphere of the Blue to the wildness of the Red. I felt like I got to to know more about The Red in The Silver Queen and this in turn heightened my love of the series - the descriptions of each setting were so detailed and a lot of thought and world building must have gone into this.

Julia really is the star of The Silver Queen! Her character development was next to none. In The Gilded King she was seen as this fragile, weak servant. However, in The Silver Queen she is a fully fledged bad ass heroine! Her determination, strength and power really brings her into her own. Without Lucas to protect her she is forced to fend for herself and this is definitely one of turning points in her character arc. I also found Cam a joy to read in this book, too! His inner battle with his feelings for Felix and wanting to protect Emmy - the queen, really did get to me. I can't wait to see how this develops in the final book of the series.

The Silver Queen was a fabulous follow up in this incredible series. The story had me hooked, the characters just leapt from the page and the action had me wanting to read on and on. I honestly cannot wait to read the final book in this series..in fact I want it NOW!

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