In the straits of necessity, sometimes there isn’t room for freedom.
The Price of Silver is the second book in Josie Jaffrey’s Solis Invicti paranormal romance series, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London where 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.
Emmy is fenced in by the city, the walls marking the edge of safety closing in around her and sealing her in with one vampire who loves her and another who wants her dead. As she struggles to keep herself and the people she cares about alive, her fellow humans chafe against their enforced submission, and it becomes clear that there are bigger schemes and greater deceptions in play than she had ever imagined.
All the while, the monsters wait outside the barricades for their moment. Of one thing she is certain: without the help of the Silver, the humans won’t be safe for long.
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Amazon: 4.6/5 stars
Goodreads: 4.4/5 stars
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
The book revisits post apocalyptic London, Zombies/weepers still walk the country, and the silver/vampires are in control, week 2 out of 4.
Emmy is 28 she has had a rough first week, fighting feelings for both Sol and Drew both the most powerful Solis invicti around.
Emmy is forced to battle with her feelings due to the mark Drew has inflicted upon her, Emmy cannot decide whether she wants to be with Drew or if it is just the hand print mark left on her chest that leaves her wanting more.
Sol offers to turn 4 humans into the silver, however there are conditions, each human must be sponsored by a silver, and pass 3 stages of the test to get through. This is ideal for Drew as he wants Emmy to be with him for the rest of their lives, the bond between them is just to risky with her being human, and Ben still plotting to kill Emmy to kill Drew.
Sol and Emmy constantly show romantic interests in each other throughout the book, plenty of sexual tension. So much testosterone and power fights between Sol and Drew. Emmy annoyed me by not being able to make a decision about the two men and just leads them on so much.
During this whole book I felt that everything that happened in the first book was reiterated throughout, if you did not read the first book then you probably won’t miss out on too many details…. (However the first book was amazing so read it).
The beginning was slower than the first book, not so much action but the story focused on the characters, the relationships and the safety of all the humans.
The main plot of the book is focused around the rebels, humans trying to escape this life and go back to normal away from the barricade the silver have put in place. Emmy overhears information beneficial to Drew and Sol however, Emmy is in deeper trouble than she first thought. Sol cannot always be seen to protect her, after all he can’t be weak when it comes to one human, no matter his interest….
This book did not fail to impress, I was hooked from beginning to end and had the third book at the ready.