Book Review | May Day | By Josie Jaffrey
BBNYA 2021 Winner Ultimate Blog Tour | TheWriteReads | Fantasy Thriller
Narrative and Plot
As the first book in the Seeker series, May Day has a lot to offer in the form of plot and world-building. It is perhaps one of the strongest foundations for the story. The characters are rich with history and there are centuries of politics involved.
A simple murder investigation leads to them digging deeper into matters that are beyond their control. Yet, Jacqueline Valentine and her team of seekers are determined to bring the murderer to justice.
Characters and Conflicts
Jacqueline is a flawed character. In a human world, she could have been called the cliched, chaotic alcoholic detective. But this is the story of Silvers and so, she is a fairly young seeker with little discipline in life. Jacqueline or Jack is impatient and impulsive. She speaks her mind and does not shy away from conflict. Yet there is something likeable in her self-deprecating humour and devil may care attitude.
However, the love triangle situation in the story was tough to buy as far as I am concerned. I get what the story aimed for making Killian this irresistible ancient vampire, but Jack’s hatred came off too strongly to buy anything between the two as organic.
Other than that, the whole ensemble characters were fun to read and added much-needed colour to the story. Even the negative ones stood out.
May Day is the perfect beginning of a series. You never know what to expect next. There is a wholesome thriller story yet, there are so many loose ends left that you cannot wait to read the second book.
I received a copy of the book from TheWriteReads in exchange for an honest review. This review is published in association with TheWriteReads Ultimate blog tour for the BBNYA title winner 2021.