Killian’s Dead by Josie Jaffrey
My Ratings: 4/5
Love is for losers.
Jack doesn’t care about anything except music. All she wants to do is find a decent gig, stand by the speakers and let the bass roll through her. It’s the only reason she gets out of bed.
Until she meets Winta. In the space of a second, everything is different. Winta knows what she wants and for one night, what she wants is Jack. It feels like the start of forever.
Then Winta disappears and Jack faces a choice: should she go back to her life, or track down the only girl who can change it beyond recognition?
One things’ certain: Jack has no idea what she’s getting herself into.
Trigger Warnings: Blood, Gore, homophobia mentioned, torture.
‘You shouldn’t smoke.’
‘Why not?’ The words come out as a whisper.
She smiles. ‘I don’t like the taste.’
I vow right then that I will never smoke again.
I’ve been following Josie Jaffery since 2019 when The Gilded King became the monthly book read at the book club I’m in. She had me right there with her unique perspective of vampires in a apocalyptic dystopian world set in EUROPE and not THE USA. I loved the Characters, the romance, all of it, and I knew I’d be stalking this author till the day I leave this planet. And look and behold, she comes out not only with her new series, Seekers set centuries before the Sovereign’s series which I became infatuated with, but a short novella too. This one is such a lovely way to open a series. You giving me everything I need to stay hooked for things to come with a bisexual love interest, a compelling love interest that who knows what lurks for her future, and a dangerous foe that you don’t know if you can beat.
I’m not going to apologise for doing what millions of men do every single day without criticism, just because the world expects women to be nice.
Jack is such a splendid main lead to follow. She’s such a scruffy woman, not afraid to be rude and takes no shit from anybody and yet she’s so alone. Meeting Winta makes her better, she changes and suddenly someone kidnaps her and it feels like a horror movie straight from a video tape. I couldn’t stop reading frankly, and neither should you because, Killian’s Dead is a fantastic way to start a new series. Give it a go and while at it, why not read Josie’s other books? 😀
Is it Diverse? bisexual POC main character, f/f romance.