The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey

The Gilded King (Sovereign, #1)The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey

Paperback, 292 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2018 by Josie Jaffrey

In the Blue, the world’s last city, all is not well.

Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, a boy who believes in fairytales that Julia’s world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t know that contamination and death awaited humanity outside.

But not everyone in the Blue is human, and not everyone can be contained.

Beyond the city’s boundaries, in the wild forests of the Red, Cameron has precious little humanity left to lose. As he searches for a lost queen, he finds an enemy rising that he thought long dead. An enemy that the humans have forgotten how to fight.

One way or another, the walls of the Blue are coming down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do

My Review

Told in alternating POV’s from Cameron and Julia, two completely different people on opposite sides of the fence per say, this story was packed full of action and intrigue.

It took me quite a while to understand the world that was created by the author. There is a prequel series that I was sort of wishing that I had read just so that I wasn’t walking into the story blindly. You do not have to read the prequel but in my opinion, it would be a good idea. It took me quite a few chapters to wrap my head around the world itself and actually begin to enjoy the story line.

Once I was able to understand everything going on, it was smooth sailing. I have to admit that I was able to connect with Julia right from the start. It took me a little longer to connect with Cameron and I am not really sure if I actually did on as deep a level as Julia.

The action and plot twists were insane and it kept me reading well into the night. You were not able to decipher what was going to happen next and at every turn there was a surprise waiting for you.

The ending…woah!! The ending had left me begging for more and patiently waiting for book 2! Although, I had a slow start with the book, it really left me wanting to beg Ms. Jaffrey to just give me a hint of what was going to happen next!

Thank you to the author for the ARC review copy in exchange of my honest opinion.

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4 stars

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