I am delighted to be on DAY 1 of the tour!
The Gilded King Book Blurb
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.
Well, that was some story…
The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey was a complete mix mash of genres that I thought worked well. Vampires, fantasy, Zombies, mystery and a smattering of insta-romance all thrown in the mix.
I flew threw the pages.
Yes, there were some obvious tropes and the world building could have been a tad stronger for my personal tastes. Near the beginning I was a little confused over some of the world lore but as the story moved on, everything started to make more sense. And I was hooked.
I don’t quite know how to describe this book without giving away too much, but you should expect a lot. A LOT. The Gilded King surprised me. I didn’t get the book I thought I was getting, which was super exciting! It was a lot of fun and the characters were all interesting. I don’t think I have read a book quite like it all year.
The writing was good. Josie Jaffery has an easy and effortless style of prose, perfectly suited to the YA market. The kind of writing that goes unnoticed as the story drags you along and doesn’t let go.
And that last line – gave me chills! Great cliff hanger.
Overall, I was very much entertained by Josie Jaffery’s creation. And I am sure I will be buying the next instalment at some point soon. I look forward to reading all the upcoming reviews and blog posts as the #blogtour continues.
A big thank you to Dave for organising the blog tour – I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review – all opinions are my own.
AND if you want to read the book it is currently FREE on amazon – the link is HERE
About – Josie Jaffrey
I live in Oxford, UK, with my husband and two cats (Sparky and Gussie), who graciously permit human cohabitation in return for regular feeding and cuddles. The resulting cat fluff makes it difficult for me to wear black, which is largely why I gave up being a goth. Although the cats are definitely worth it, I still miss my old wardrobe.