Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

Silver in the Mist

by Emily Victoria

In this #OwnVoices YA fantasy standalone, a young asexual spy is given a vital mission from her Spymistress: infiltrate an enemy country and capture a magic caster, in hopes of restoring her own country's dying magic. 

Reviewed by Quirky Cat on

4 of 5 stars


Who here doesn't love a standalone fantasy/spy novel? Silver in the Mist, written by Emily Victoria, is a spay novel with an ace protagonist, and I am all sorts of here for it! (Seriously, can we get more like this, please?).

Devlin's entire life was changed in the blink of an eye. In a way, she lost everything at that moment. Her father is dead, her mother lost her job, and Devlin? In an attempt to hold onto the little bit of family she has left, she'll join the spy ranks – the job her mother is preoccupied with.

However, once Devlin is fully immersed in her new career, she finally understands the lingering danger. Her country is in peril, and it is up to her and those around her to step up and try to save the day.

Silver in the Mist is the second novel I've read by Emily Victoria (This Golden Flame being the first – also with an ace protagonist – go read it!), and I've got to say, I really enjoy her works. She's excellent at worldbuilding and character development, and I appreciate the representation she always seems to include in her books.

If you love spy thrillers with a hint of magic and a lot of worldbuilding, then you've got to read Silver in the Mist. It's a standalone novel, so there's no need to worry about getting invested in a long-running series or anything like that.

Naturally, I expected a fair bit of politics in Silver in the Mist (can't have a spy novel without politics, right?). I'm pleased with what I found within these pages. It is so exciting to see Emily Victoria spread her literary wings. I legit can't wait to see what she writes next.

Long story short, I adored Silver in the Mist. The characters are a treasure, the fascinating world, and the politics compelling. It's the perfect read if you're looking for a bit of an escape.

Thanks to Inkyard Press and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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