#BookReview: A bargain in Silver by Josie Jaffrey


“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. ” (Goodreads)

Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance.

*This book has been sent to me for review consideration*

~my honest spoiler free review~

Imagine the world as we know it coming to an end and being caught between two races: Vampires (Silvers) and Zombies (Weepers). It does sound good, doesn’t it? Once the Weeper’s infection start spreading, Emmy has one chance at salvation: to submit her life to the Silvers for protection because being human became a hell lot more complicated…


What I like about Emmy is that she is not scared of speaking her own mind and not wanting to be bossed around. Her friends are so important to her that she would risk everything for them, and she does. I really liked her for that. However, she is also quite childish and not realising the severity of her situation and instead focusing on the drama of Hot guy 1 and Hot guy 2. She also never stopped to question things and making an actual survival plan… when the end of days come and you depend of those in power, antagonising them is not the best solution!! She was lucky that the love triangle kept her alive. I also had some issues in regards to some of her choices…

Drew, is the tall, dark and handsome Silver that saves her on the night of the infection. He had a good combination of caring and aloof (which is what we want, isn’t it?), but I felt he needed more fleshing out as a character as at the end I did not feel that I knew much of him to be honest. For me, he was too much of a pushover with Emmy and, again, if he would’ve tried to talk with her and explain why certain things matter, it would’ve taken the story in a much better direction I think.

Solomon, I quite liked. Although he wasn’t honesty personified, he was quite open with Emmy, caring and gentle. He more often than not respected her wishes and tried to maker her life easier.


It bears to mention that I am not a huge fan of the love triangles trope, so I struggled with it through the story as I felt it that it took over anything else that was happening aka the end of the world as we know it. I would’ve liked a little more world building and see Emmy do something to advance the plot rather than only react to the world around her.


Although the setting of the story is in post-apocalyptic London, I did not get to see too much of what the world looks like besides the safe zone and I would’ve liked to see more of this world.


Although this book had some issues for me, I did enjoy this book. It went a bit too slow in the middle, however I think I finished this book in just a few days and kept me awake until after midnight because I did want to know what was happening.

Would I read the second book? ~ Yeah I would, because I’d like to see what the characters will do and I am curious in which way the story will go. For me, the book is a 3 star read as I did enjoy reading it although I had issues with some of the characters, the plot and the way the romance was set-up.




What was the most recent Vampire/Zombie book you read?




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