Judgement Day (Seekers Book 2) by Josie Jaffrey – Ultimate Blog Tour

I received this book to read and review as part of the BBNYA 2021 tours organised by the TWR Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website http://www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups are now open for BBNYA 2022 for authors and panelists.  Click here to enter:

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Huge congratulations to Josie for winning the 2021 BBNYA competition with her novel May Day (Seekers book 1). Check out my review here.

Synopsis

Jack Valentine finally has her shit together. She has a great job, great friends (well, one at least) and a girlfriend whom she loves, even if she can’t work up the courage to tell her that yet. Unfortunately, she also has an archnemesis who’s about to punish her crimes in the worst possible way: by making her spend time with him.

Which she could cope with, maybe, if she didn’t have problems at work as well. When the body of a human judge is found in a locked library, there’s no denying that she was murdered by one of the Silver – by a vampire – and the evidence points worryingly close to home. If that wasn’t bad enough, some of Jack’s least favourite people are opening a new blood bar in Oxford with questionable motives. For Jack and her team, it’s becoming increasingly hard to separate allies from enemies.

With conspiracies on every side, the simmering tensions in Silver society are about to come to a head. As usual, Jack intends to be right in the middle of it. She does like it when things get messy.

Judgement Day is the second book in Josie Jaffrey’s Seekers series, an urban fantasy series set in Oxford, England.

Publisher: Silver Sun Books

Length: 318 Pages

Date Published: May 6, 2021

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/Judgement-Day-Vampires-happily-Seekers-ebook/dp/B092DHK9QS

(Canada)

https://www.amazon.com/Judgement-Day-Vampires-happily-Seekers-ebook/dp/B092DHK9QS

(USA)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judgement-Day-Vampires-happily-Seekers-ebook/dp/B092DHK9QS

 (UK) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57964067-judgement-day?   

Author Website: https://www.josiejaffrey.com/

My Thoughts

I loved May Day so was so excited to be reading the second book in the Seeker series – Judgement Day. 

If I had to sum it up I would say this is a vampiric crime thriller with elements of a traditional police procedural/police drama and added fantasy aspects.  This combination work    

I absolutely flew through this book.  I love the world that Josie has built here.  A world where humans and vampires live together in (almost) harmony.  I love how the Silvers (vampires) live (mostly) normal lives with some twists and differences that are really thought out.  When reading, this world is real!  It fits and it makes sense and it’s totally plausible and realistic – it doesn’t feel like a fantasy at all.  Everything just fits so well and is so cleverly plotted.

I love the character of Jack (Jaqueline) Valentine.  She’s flawed and a little messed up but she is sarcastic, intelligent and very likable.  I adored seeing her sweet side throughout her relationship with Tabitha and how they worked together despite being different however, there was no denying the chemistry between Drake and Jack and a secret part of me was willing that relationship on too. 

This second instalment of the Seekers series is as amazing as the first one and I have only one complaint!  How could you leave it like that Josie? I now impatiently await the third book.

Author Bio – Josie Jaffrey

Josie is the author of multiple novels and short stories. Most of those are set in the Silverse, a pre- and post-apocalyptic world filled with vampires and zombies.

She is currently working on a range of fantasy and historical fiction projects (both adult and YA). 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 specialising 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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