2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 6 books toward her goal of 240 books.

Book Reviews: Killian’s Dead and May Day by Josie Jaffery

Killian’s Dead
Well that intrigued me! With strong characterizion, especially for a short story, this one grabbed me early and held on throughout. I’m exceptionally curious to see where Jack goes next – the writing was engaging, as was the plot / setup, and I’m glad I have the first in the series to dive into now!

Thanks to the author and Story Origin for my obligation – free review copy.

May Day
I enjoyed this one. It had a strong cast of characters and an intriguing setup courtesy of the 0.5 book in the series, the short story Killian’s Dead. I enjoyed the world building and the storyline was interesting – albeit a little slow-going after a while. I kept feeling like something should be happening, and then teaser-bits of action and drama would be worked in and I’d be delighted again, then the story would slow back down… I was set on a solid 3-star review as a result – it’s a fun read, but wasn’t paced the way it felt like it should be. Then things swung into action in the bitter end and the way things wrapped up (well, sort of wrapped up – mostly the way they were layered for future action) really drew me back in and ramped the review back up to 4 stars. I’m hoping the slow bits were due to scene-setting in preparation for future adventures – because there’s a LOT of excellent stuff that happened in the end of this one and it really made me want to continue reading about the continuing adventures of Jack and Killian et. al!

I received an obligation-free complimentary review copy courtesy of StoryOrigin.

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