Bel Reviews: Day Boy by Trent Jamieson
Trent has never steered me wrong with his books, so I rushed to get my hands on his new book, Day Boy, on the day it came out. I begged the sales guy to un-box my copy so I had the first one sold in that store. I was a just a little excited, and now I am very satisfied.
This book dances to the beat of its own drum. It comes waltzing into your life and leaves footprints on your heart.
Midfield is a small town in the middle of nowhere, reached by long rides on horseback or a mysterious journey on the Night Train. Monsters rule the town. They come out at night and feed on willing townsfolk. In return, crime is low and the Day Boys are sent to see to odd jobs once the sun rises.
Mark is the Day Boy for Dain, but not for much longer. It is his moment to decide if he’s man enough to become one of the Monsters, or if he’s monstrous enough to remain a man.
The ‘V’ word (Vampire) is never uttered, though the legend stays pure.
I love the oldy worldy feel of Midfield yet I’m pretty sure it’s set in the future. The characters pull at your heart strings, and you can’t help being sucked in to cheering for Mark.
A one of a kind story you’d be foolish to miss.
Paperback, 309 pages
Published June 24th 2015 by Text Publishing (first published 2015)