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The Silver Bullet by Josie Jaffrey REVIEW + EXCERPT

December 19, 2018

To think of death as a thing of beauty: that’s a threshold you can’t cross twice.

 

The truth is out, and Emmy is faced with a choice she dreads: surrender her mortality, or allow her frailty to threaten the nascent society the Silver are building. With exile the only reasonable alternative, she struggles with feelings she can’t define and a duty she’s reluctant to accept.

 

While the Silver city hangs in the balance, Emmy must remake herself to redeem it and save her friends. Her reinvention forces her to choose sides, threaten alliances and risk becoming like those she fears: inhuman.

 

The Silver Bullet is the final book in Josie Jaffrey's Solis Invicti paranormal romance quadrilogy, 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.

 

The Silver Bullet (Solis Invicti #4) by Josie Jaffrey 

Paperback, 305 pages

Published August 4th 2017

 

Purchase Links:  Amazon | Print | Goodreads | Kobo | Smashwords

 

Josie lives in Oxford, England, with her husband and two cats.  When she’s not writing, she works as a lawyer, specializing in intellectual property and commercial law.  She also runs a video book review club, The Gin Book Club, through her website.

 

The first book in the Solis Invicti series (A Bargain in Silver) is Josie’s debut novel.

 

Author Links:  Website & Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

I finished this in one day and then annoyed my husband running at "Silver Speed" all day, but yet always announcing it before disappearing in a flash. :) He might have started reading this series now, just to understand all my references. I couldn't get this story out of my head the rest of the weekend after staying up to finish it one night. 

The third book ended with the word, "Run". You can't just end a book with that and not expect me to stay up all night making sure she ran properly throughout this one! Emmy matured and developed as a character better than in any of the other books. The excitement throughout this one stayed at a level ten and I could not slow down. I loved the dynamic between Emmy and Laila and I think they made this entire series. I thought it was so clever on why they ended up having to work together and the author handled all the interactions brilliantly. 

I did enjoy who she finally ended up with in this book, but I will say I was so off. In this first book I was torn rather I wanted her to end up with Drew or Sol, then the next book seemed to just extend that same dynamic and was my least favorite of the series because it didn't add as much new excitement. The third I was now deciding if I wanted Drew or Ollie and really in the fourth I was wondering between Drew, Ollie, or Sol, but at least now I knew who I wanted more confidently.

 

I received this book free from the author for an honest review.

I caught the thought as it sped through my brain. Now I was thinking of a human as an ‘it’. This was how it started, how a mind could creep from humanity to cruelty without missing a beat. But no, it wasn’t even cruelty; at least cruelty was deliberate. It was apathy. It was racial nihilism, closing your heart to an entire species until you cared about their lives as much as you cared for the life of a falling leaf: with intellectual or artistic curiosity, devoid of emotion.

 

To think of death as a thing of beauty: that’s a threshold you can’t cross twice.

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