The price of freedom is always paid in blood.
The sovereigns of the Silver have awakened, but the Queen is a fractured shell of the woman Cam remembers. He hopes to put her back together by finding her son, the missing prince. At least, that’s what he tells his friends when he leaves for the Red.
Back in the Blue, Julia’s old tormentor Rufus is hounding her at every turn. She’s sick of feeling powerless, but she has a plan that will bring the Nobles to their knees.
All she needs is blood.
The Blood Prince is the final book in Josie Jaffrey’s Sovereign trilogy, set in a dystopian Europe where vampiric Nobles control the last remnants of the human race.
Rating: 5 stars
Thank you to the author for sending me a free advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I’m so sad to be writing this review because it means that this wonderful series is over and I’m not prepared for that. ):
I honestly did not know that I could enjoy a vampire series this much, but Josie Jaffrey wrote them in a way unlike any other. The entire dystopian world that she built is entirely different from anything I’ve ever read and I fell in love with the series from the very beginning. Although I haven’t yet read her Solis Invicti books, which set the precedent for the Sovereign series, I still feel like you can really get to know this world and what is going on.
The Blood Prince picks up basically where The Silver Queen ended, which is good because I was feeling very antsy and on edge at the ending of that one. Nothing has changed but also so much has. There were a lot of new developments in this book, some which I saw coming and more which I didn’t. For instance (I’m not going to spoil it but-) the new stuff with Rufus is… so intriguing. I was not expecting it but it really took me for a ride and I loved every second of it.
My favorite thing about this series has been the narrations. All three books are told from two perspectives: Julia’s and Cameron’s (one human female and one vampire male). In the first book I expected a romantic connection between the two because that’s really the norm, but that doesn’t happen at all! The two don’t even cross paths in the first book, and though they do meet in the second, their stories do not really become closely intertwined until this last book. I think it’s incredibly cool that readers get to see the ongoing “war” through the eyes of both a human and a vampire. We are not left out of anything; we get all sides of the story.
I also love the relationships in this. I know, I know, did I really just say that? I’m always going on about how romance isn’t my thing but in these books… it is. I think that this final novel focused more on love than the other two, though they were certainly where the romances begin. In The Blood Prince, we get to see what these relationships are truly built of, and where they are going. Julia is romantically connected to a vampire named Lucas, though I’m not sure that you can really call it a “relationship”. She is a very indecisive person and she struggles throughout the entire book to figure out her true feelings for Lucas. Sometimes the pain she caused him made her a bit unlikable for a little while (Lucas was one of my favorite characters). Cameron actually has a very similar relationship type thing going on with a woodsmen named Felix (yay for some LGBTQ+ rep!!). Cameron definitely has a strong connection to Felix but does he actually love him? Read it and find out (;
Jaffrey is a truly amazing writer and I think it shows in the way she creates her stories. She nicely develops all of her characters (because everyone is vital to the story in some way), finds a great pace for the story to follow, and uses a mix of narratives to give you a 360° insight. Basically, she gives you the series you didn’t know you needed but are now sad to see end (I legitimately wrote in my notes: quick read; sad it’s ending). Since I enjoyed this series so much, I’ve vowed to check out the Solis Invicti series as well. And me committing to that much vampire reading shows true love, trust me. 11/10 recommend.
The Gilded King– Sovereign #1 ($0.00)
The Silver Queen– Sovereign #2 ($2.99)
The Blood Prince– Sovereign #3 ($2.99- Preorder)
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