Book Review: Killian’s Dead by Josie Jaffrey

Book Title: Killian’s Dead
Author: Josie Jaffrey
Series: Seekers #0.5
Publisher: Silver Sun Books
Publication Date: June 4th 2020
Genres: LGBT, Fantasy
Trigger Warnings: blood, alcohol

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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.


I received an eARC of this book from the author (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinions in any way.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I have no idea how to start this review because my brain refuses to function without having read the first book in this series. But I shall try anyway.

Killian’s Dead is the prequel to Josie Jaffrey’s new urban fantasy series, Seekers. This follows Jack, an 18-year-old music junkie, as she crosses paths with the gorgeous Winta, and they share a wonderful nightwhich might be the beginning of a budding romance. Or at least that’s what Jack thinks. Then things take a shocking turn when Winta suddenly disappears, leaving a wounded Jack behind. She now has to decide whether to forget their one night in paradise or find out what really happened to Winta, unwittingly finding out more than what she’s bargained for.

Right from the start, I know full well that this is a short story. But did that stop me from exclaiming “WHERE IS THE REST OF IT?” in surprise while swiping frantically on my e-reader? You bet it did not!

This short story prequel is just what every reader excited for this promising new series needs! Jack sounds like such a badass, and although I didn’t get a sense of her character as much as I would have liked, I loved her in this one and I’m fairly certain I’d love her even more in May Day, the first book in the series.

Josie Jaffrey has done it again; I absolutely love her writing and she always has me hooked on the story through her words. I have been a fan of her works since I’ve read her Sovereign series, and this one didn’t disappoint. Here, readers get to have a glimpse of the world before the actual first book starts, having just the right amount of action and suspense that leaves you wanting more! There’s not much I can say without spoiling the story for you so I suggest just reading this one for yourself.

Overall, Killian’s Dead is a riveting prequel that gives us a preview of what greatness is to come in the series. I feel it holds great potential and I’m very excited to see what the author has in store for us.

I can’t wait to start the series! I have been approved for an eARC of May Day and Josie’s mailing me a physical copy of it as well, which I’m really excited about. I’m just really confused right now if I should get on with it or hold off until the physical copy arrives. What do you guys think?

I also have this overwhelming urge to reread the Sovereign series and possibly buy all the books in the Solis Invicti series, all of which are by Josie Jaffrey as well, as soon as I can afford them.

Have I mentioned that I love her works? LOL. But that’s it for now, friends! I’ll be back with another blog post soon. ❤


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