Hello, my lovelies. Today is my stop on the BBNYA 2020 winning finalists Blog Tour. I’m shining my bookish spotlight on 4th place winner The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey. The first book in her young adult (YA) dystopian fantasy trilogy, Sovereign.
What’s The Gilded King about?
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Title: The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey
Series: Sovereign #1
Published by Silver Sun Books on 25 June, 2018
Genres: Young Adult (YA), Fantasy, Dystopian
No. of Pages: 298
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, who believes in fairytales that her 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 going to come down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do.
Review Format: eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Book Depository*
The Gilded King is a young adult story AND has a dystopian setting, therefore, I chose not to read it myself. However, it’s a book that’s received high praise and many glowing reviews.
Keep reading to find out more about the book’s author, Josie Jaffrey and the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award.
Last year, it was my privileged to be on the panel of judges. I’ve signed up again in for BBNYA 2021 and can’t wait to see which indie books make the cut this year.
But, what’s the BBNYA all about?
What’s the BBNYA?
BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors.
If you are an author and wish to learn more about the 2021 BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website (https://www.bbnya.com/) or our Twitter account, @BBNYA_Official. If you would like to sign-up and enter your book, you can find the BBNYA 2021 AUTHOR SIGN UP FORM HERE. Please make sure to carefully read our terms and conditions before entering.
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this spotlight post. The Gilded King was a favourite read for many of my fellow panellists. Will you be tempted to pick it up?
Before you go, don’t forget to check out the other finalists in the BBNYA 2020.
Bye for now,