#Reviews: Killian’s Dead and May Day by Josie Jaffrey

This is a blog post banner introducing the content of the post. The word "Reviews" is written on this one.

Hi guys, welcome! So sorry for being absent for the first half of this week. I actually have an exam on Sunday. I am definitely stressing more than I am studying, but ya I don’t have much time this week, but still I quickly wanted to share these two reviews as they both were pre-written (on Goodreads), so I just had to copy and paste them.

Now, let’s begin.

May Day(Seekers#1) by Josie Jaffrey

May Day's book cover

Published on: July 9th 2020

Genres: Mystery, Paranormal(Vampires), LGBTQIAP+

Source: Physical ARC

My rating: 4 stars

Amazon (Available on KU) / Goodreads

Synopsis

If the murderer you’re tracking is a vampire, then you want a vampire detective. Just maybe not this one.

It’s not that Jack Valentine is bad at her job. The youngest member of Oxford’s Seekers has an impressive track record, but she also has an impressive grudge against the local baron, Killian Drake.
When a human turns up dead on May Morning, she’s determined to pin the murder on Drake. The problem is that none of the evidence points to him. Instead, it leads Jack into a web of conspiracy involving the most powerful people in the country, people to whom Jack has no access. But she knows someone who does.
To get to the truth, Jack will have to partner up with her worst enemy. As long as she can keep her cool, Drake will point her to the ringleaders, she’ll find the murderer and no one else will have to die.
Body bags on standby.

May Day is the first book in Josie Jaffrey’s Seekers series, an urban fantasy series set in Oxford, England.

My Thoughts

*I received a physical ARC of this book from the author for review purposes*

I loved this book!!!!! Where is the second book, I need it right now, right at this moment. But sadly I don’t even know when the second one is releasing, so it is going to be long wait I think *cries in the corner*. So, enough of sentimental talk lets get to my thoughts about this book.

So I will quickly tell you the reasons I loved this book:
1) I really enjoyed the mystery. It had quite a few twists and turns.
2) And the second and most important reason I loved this book is because of the vampire aspect of the book. So, being honest here, May Day was my first vampire book (Yes, I have never read Twilight) not counting Fang, which was vampire based graphic novel. So, I really enjoyed the vampire part of this book. Like, how blood is their go to beverage and how they have a really really slow heartbeat, etc. This differences between the vampire world and our world really fascinated me.

So, the only reason I didn’t give this book a 5 stars is because the fight between Killian and Jack, which the synopsis made me believe was one of the cornerstones of the plot, ends within the first 10% of the book. When I read the synopsis I expected the fight between Jack and Killian to go a atleast a little bit longer but, well, it didn’t. This was my only contention with this book.


Killian’s Dead(Seekers#0.5) by Josie Jaffrey

Killian's Dead book cover

Published on: June 4th 2020 

Genre: Romance, Short Story, Paranormal(Vampires), LGBTQIAP+

Source: Physical ARC

My rating: 3.5 stars

Goodreads / Amazon (Available on KU)

Synopsis

Love is for losers.
Jack doesn’t care about anything except music. All she wants to do is find a decent gig, stand by the speakers and let the bass roll through her. It’s the only reason she gets out of bed.
Until she meets Winta. In the space of a second, everything is different. Winta knows what she wants and for one night, what she wants is Jack. It feels like the start of forever.
Then Winta disappears and Jack faces a choice: should she go back to her life, or track down the only girl who can change it beyond recognition?
One things’ certain: Jack has no idea what she’s getting herself into.

My Thoughts

*I received a physical ARC of this book from the author for review purposes*

Quite sometime has passed since I read this book, so this review is going to be a really short one. I enjoyed this short story, but it was too short in my opinion. I read this book after I read May Day so I was expecting the history about how Jack joined the seeker and more history about Jack and Killian’s animosity. But, Killian’s Dead never talked about the seeker part and it never really talked about the animosity part also. I think if you read Killian’s Dead before you read May Day, you will be fine. But reading it after May Day is not really a good idea in my opinion.

So, summing up, this short story wasn’t bad, in fact I really enjoyed it, but it was also a bit of a let down.

That is all for this post. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you liked both the reviews!

One thought on “#Reviews: Killian’s Dead and May Day by Josie Jaffrey

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s