Hello everyone! I have been away for a while and it will probably be that way till mid October as I have a bunch of tests coming up which will be followed by my mid-terms. My monthly wrap-up will probably be pre-scheduled too.
So without further ado, lets get into the review!
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.
Thank you Josie Jaffrey, Silver Sun Books and The Write Reads for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a spot on the May Day Tour. This did not impact my review in any way.
All the quotes used in this post are from an advance reader copy and may differ in the final publication.
Okay so before I even start talking about this book, I would like to point out that the author added content warnings at the back of the book which I rarely see. I think this was the first book I read which had the content warnings already listed.
I literally could not put down this book since the beginning. This book follows Jack Valentine who along with her team of seekers (vampire-detectives) solves the mystery behind the murder of a human who was mostly likely killed by a fellow vampire.
I was also very delighted with the amount of sass this book had.
The bigger the audience, the bigger stunt, and the bigger the risk, because followers are worth dying for, right?
Jack, who hates her colleague Killian Drake is determined to pin him as the murderer but the clues lead elsewhere, forcing her to work with him.
The word building, the characters, everything was AMAZING and I am really looking forward for the sequel.
You can’t control how other people feel, any more than you can control how you feel yourself.
Representation : Side characters of color, Bisexual MC, Side Queer characters.
Trigger Warnings : General warning for violence, murder and blood drinking, swearing. Click here to view detailed trigger warnings
About The Author
Josie is the author of nine self-published novels plus short stories. She is currently working on a range of fantasy and historical fiction projects (both adult and YA), for which she is seeking representation. Ultimately, she hopes to be a hybrid author, both traditionally- and self-published.
After finishing her degree in Literae Humaniores (Classics) at the University of Oxford, Josie wasn’t sure what to do with her life.
She slogged through a brief stint working for an investment bank in London during the 2008 credit crunch, then converted to law and qualified as a solicitor specializing in intellectual property. She worked at a law firm for five years before moving to a UK-based international publisher in 2016. Whilst she loved law, in the end she didn’t love it quite as much as writing, which she now does almost full time.
Josie lives in Oxford with her husband and two cats (Sparky and Gussie), who graciously permit human cohabitation in return for regular feeding and cuddles. The resulting cat fluff makes it difficult for Josie to wear black, which is largely why she gave up being a goth. Although the cats are definitely worth it, she still misses her old wardrobe.
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