Book Review: May Day

May Day (Seekers #1)

by Josie Jaffrey 

Genre: Fantasy

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. 

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First of all, thank you Dave @thewritereads and the author Josie @JosieJaffrey for inviting me to this awesome opportunity!!! (& sorry I’m late!!)

I liked liked reading this one!! It was quite intriguing and different from what I’ve read before. It’s about mythical creatures (Silvers aka vampires) solving a crime mystery, exciting right?!?

Seekers are a group of Silvers that have one primal job which is to make sure their existence stays unknown to humans.

On May Day, a traditional day in which Magdalan college students troop over Magdalen Bridge and up Magdalen College tower to belt out their anthem of spring (they made it a tradition of them to do it while drunk) then they hurl themselves off the side of the bridge to land in the river below, a dead man show up and he was clearly murdered by a silver. So, the Seekers are to get to the bottom of it.

Jack is one of the Seekers that has to solve this case and, because she has a huge grudge against Baron Killian Drake, she want to pin the murder on him. That was until new clues arise that made question a lot of things.

This is the first book of Josie I’ve read but I really want to try her other books as well, she has an amazing writing style that manages to attract your attention until the last page.

May Day has is filled with suspense and anticipation, there are many clues that just don’t seem to fit together and when they fit, it’s a little problematic. I found it awesome!!

I truly want to read what would happen after this one, there’s certainly some ends left loose! What would happen to Jack? What would she do? What about the other stuff??

and half!!


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