Goodreads: A Bargain in Silver (Solis Invicti #1)
Author: Josie Jaffrey
Published: 3rd January 2015
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “If the price of safety is slavery, would you bargain your life?
A Bargain in Silver is book one of Josie Jaffrey’s Solis Invicti paranormal romance series, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London.
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. It’s not a deal that Emmy’s willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur.
After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom.
But despite her efforts to resist, she is drawn further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race.
As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?” – Goodreads
Review: I am surprised I liked it as much as I did. I am not one for the romance side of things but how it was done in this book was really good. It added to the layers of the story, of the rich world being built. It wasn’t there for the sake of having romance. It had a purpose. Even the love triangle, wasn’t really a triangle. It was quite clear with people’s emotions.
The twists were well placed. Added that extra level of intrigue to the story. I also like how the whole ‘vampire’ and ‘zombie’ thing was done. It was unique in its own way. Though I did think she accepted the Weeper thing a little too fast. Maybe like quotes around Weeper, just to show her mistrust a little.
I am looking forward to the rest of the series. I am thinking of ways it could play out. Will there be a cure? Will they survive? Will she be turned at some point?
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)