Author: Josie Jaffrey
First Published: 17 October 2018
Rating: 4.5 stars
“It was easy to forget what legends meant when they were enshrined in stories, and that was what the King has always been to most of the guards: a story.”
I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Josie for sending a copy my way!
Also, this is a sequel, I will try and keep my review as spoiler free as possible but just be wary if you haven’t read the first one.
P.S you should The Gilded King is all kinds of awesome!
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.
The Sliver Queen is the second installment to Josie Jaffrey’s Sovereign young adult trilogy. I love Jaffrey’s take on the much love vampire and zombie tropes. It’s refreshing. She molds them to fit this dystopian world. I’m not normally one for dystopian worlds but there is something about Blue and the surrounding Red that keeps me intrigued.
Like the first book, this story is told from the dual perspective of human, Julia and Sliver Soils Invicti soldier Cameron. There are traitor’s tucked away just about everywhere, so it was amazing to see the drama and events unfold from both inside and outside the walls of Blue. I also enjoyed seeing how Cameron and Julia’s storylines intertwined as the narrative unfolded with both characters been drawn back to Blue and it’s shaky political climate.
I really enjoyed the growth in Julia’s character. She goes through some pretty harrowing events while Blue is reeling from the contamination. She’s taking action rather than waiting for Sliver and love interest, Lucas, to come and save her.
Cameron and Felix’s budding relationship gives my heart such joy. There were these stunning moments between them as they navigate their feelings, most of which, happening in the quiet spaces of the mission — generally as they were setting up camp. I really hope there are good things for their future; it will hurt my heart otherwise!
The Silver Queen is a strong continuation of the series. It managed to live up to the build of The Gilded King and expanding on the events while trailing little clues, which leads to the cliffhanger ending. I cannot wait for The Blood Prince to come out next year!