I wish I could say today was my stop on the Ultimate Blog Tour for May Day, but it was actually yesterday😂 I messed up a little with the dates, my bad. Nonetheless, I loved this book. I read 320 pages in one sitting, because I just couldn’t put it down (much to my boyfriend’s dismay).
May Day follows the vampire Jack Valentine as she and the other Seekers research a murder that happened on May Morning. As they follow all the leads they can find, they soon figure out that there are lots of places that other vampires in high places don’t want them to look. Will they find out the truth of what happened to David Grant?
I honestly couldn’t find any flaws in this book. The writing style was excellent, the mystery had a few huge plot twists and the romance was intriguing. The justice system and hierarchy were both explained clearly, just like the characteristics of being a vampire in Josies world.
I’m a sucker for romance that’s quite toxic. Examples are Jude and Cardan (The Cruel Prince) and Alina and the Darkling (Shadow and Bone). Lucky for me, May Day contains one. It’s one of the main reasons why I HAVE TO READ THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOW. I guess I’ll just have to wait and be patient.
May Day is an excellent murder mystery set in modern day England. It has a unique description of vampires and well-written romance. I highly recommend you read it. Please read it.
Here’s the official blurb of the book:
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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