A Bargain in Silver (Solis Invicti Book I) by Josie Jaffrey



“After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by a stranger 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 she can’t hide from him for long.

Despite her efforts to resist, she is drawn further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, but an attempt on her life soon 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 how can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?”

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So Josie reached out to me over this book, asking me to review book one, and I have to say I absolutely loved it. It’s a romance book with like this love triangle kind of thing going on.

It was a romance book but it is not classified as erotic due to the fact that the fact that the sex scenes were not graphic. So you didn’t really need to worry about the love scenes being detailed, which was nice. It was more of a tension kind of thing.

One thing I really liked is that the fact that Emmy, the female protagonist, is a strong female lead. As you all should know, I LOVE strong female leads. Women who fight and aren’t afraid to state their opinion and go against the crowd and stand up to others. Emmy was definitely that. I mean come on, she stood up to vampires…um, sorry, I mean Silvers. That is awesome and I give her props for that. So automatically this book got a positive view for me.

I really liked the idea as well that there were Weepers (bad vampires) and the Silvers (who were the good guys). It’s interesting to think that the vampires would be split into two groups. Aristocrats and then everyone else. And the humans just being stuck there, or the few humans who were left, not that there were many. I have never come across this kind of idea before. I’ve come across good and bad vampires in books, but this was more like zombies versus vampires as the Weepers were like a plague and infected vampires and the Silvers were the ones who needed to deal with them.

The book had a lot more going on than romance as there was some type of political stuff going on. It was post-apocalyptic so it was based in a New World Order, and that kind of idea was quite interesting. In other books that are set after a kind of apocalypse, it is a free for all and everyone needs to fend for themselves or that the humans are scrambling to get some form of government. In this, after the apocalypse, the Silvers were waiting for the world to be in turmoil so that they would be able to come forward and take control, and use the humans as cattle. But it was definitely an interesting perspective of how it occurred.

My only complaint was that the set up to the post-apocalypse was kind of fast. In only a handful of pages, the world that everyone knew had come to the end and the vampires were in charge. I would have liked if it took a little more and if there was a little bit more of a war or something, but that was really my only complaint about it. A little bit more of a set up.

But this is a series so maybe something is explained later in the other books.

Overall I really did enjoy it and recommend that it’s given a read. It is short. Only about 250 pages or so, so it is not that big of a read and won’t take too long at all. I read it in about 2 days.

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And happy reading!