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Book Review: May Day by Josie Jaffrey

Thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title: May Day (Seekers, #1)

Author: Josie Jaffrey

Purchase: Amazon


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.

Rating: 4 / 5

Vampires (among angels of course) are one of my favorite creatures in paranormal books and movies. There are so many books about vampires, and I’ve read a lot of them, so I was curious to see if this book was following the usual troupes. But, I was glad to see that it was different.

It follows our main character Jack Valentine, a member of Oxford’s Seekers, who starts an investigation to find a vampire murderer. And although she’s very good at her jobs, the fact that she has to work with the infamous Killian Drake makes her job that much harder.

Jack is a type of heroine I adore, fearless and strong. She doesn’t let anyone put her down but sometimes she lets her guard down and then you can see how self-conscious she actually is. That is mostly when she talks with her crush Tabitha. I love how the author portrays a main character who seems perfect and strong but also has issues.

I haven’t read a lot of books (especially in the fantasy genre) where the main character is bisexual and I love that part here. Although Tabitha might be better for Jack, I really love the toxic chemistry she had with Drake. I’m a fan of hate-to-love romances so I’m interested to see how it’s going to turn out in the next book.

I love the mystery part here even more than the fantasy aspect. It seemed like an episode of Criminal Minds. In the beginning it was a bit similar to Vampire Academy but as the book progressed it took it’s own turn.

In conclusion, this was a very fun book to read. I think it’s the perfect read for the spooky season that’s just around the corner. If you like vampire books (but you’re also fan of mystery) you should definitely check this out!

Happy reading!

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