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?
I honestly didn’t even keep track of quotes; I was too engrossed in the story.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review by the author. Guys….this book is really good. So good that I stayed up until 4am and finished it in one sitting. It’s well written, has action, romance, and vampires. What more could you want? I have read A LOT of vampire books in my life, and A Bargain in Silver still managed to be refreshing. **This is a slightly NSFW book**
The story follows Emilia as she finds out that the world as she knows it is coming to an end. Weepers, almost zombie like creatures, have been multiplying by the thousands overnight. This forces the hand of vampires known as the Silvers. Yes they drink blood, but they are very similar to humans in every other regard. Emilia has to figure out how to survive in the new world that is beginning to emerge, but she’s not going to do it quietly. Emilia is a strong, female lead who doesn’t let people tell her what to do. I like that she is able to be strong but still tries to be human when the world around her seems to be less and less human every day.
The only thing I don’t think I liked was that I ship her with Drew. I was selfishly wanting more interaction between the two of them so I was always upset when she was with Sol. That’s just me being spoiled and selfish though and it didn’t make the book bad. I don’t think anything could make this book bad. What I am really hoping for at some point in this series is Drew’s point of view; maybe seeing when her first met her or when he first silvered. I’m a sucker for being in the other side of the ship’s mind.
Overall, I really like this book and I can’t wait to finish up the series to see what happens. It looks like there will be more 4am nights in my future. Happy reading, everyone!