Published: January 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Historical
Reading from: Hardcover
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 482 pages
Recommend: *heart eyes* THIS BOOK IS SO SO SO GOOD
Rating: infinite stars /5 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman’s eagerly awaited new project: a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter!
London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?
SO WHERE DO I EVEN START?
THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!! AN INSTANT FAVORITE, I WILL NEVER FORGET IT.
So this book is basically The Infernal Devices meets Pride and Prejudice, not a complete Pride and Prejudice, because there isn’t no Mr.Darcy. Or not at least completely.
I spent a month reading this book, trying to take in every little detail, and I regret nothing.
This is my first Alison Goodman book, and it did not disappoint at all, it was one of the best historical fiction novels I have ever read. (I’m a huge history buff, so i’ve read lots of historical fiction).
So basically it’s about: Lady Helen is about to make her debut into society, just presented to the Queen. People start disappearing, and Lady Helen can’t take it, Helen decides to try to find out what going on. Her inability to be able to follow orders, makes her debut ever so not to successful. The she meets Lord Carlston, a dangerous man, who has a rather infamous reputation. However Lady Helen can’t help to have an attraction, and besetting curiosity for him. Lord Carlston, a very mysterious gentleman, who has a rather infamous past, gossip and scandal follow him everywhere.Rumors float around him, that he killed him wife. Although Lady Helen is warned against him charms, Lady Helen on a journey to find out the answers to the disappearances. Lord Carlston introduces her to The Dark Days Club, killing demons that infest all of London.
While reading The Dark Days Club there was always something very odd and mystifying. Every detail added by Alison Goodman, throughout the book was just so perfect. I admire how much in the depth. I admire her dedication, although it did cause the book to be a bit more slower pace for my usual liking. The dialogue, the clothing and dance were all on point. Hands down to Alison Goodman.
I also admire the whole demonology she follows in her book, its rather unique and compelling. I don’t want to say much about it because it was really so much fun learning about it throughout the book.
“You have far more courage than you think you do.”
Lord Carlston is a complete mystery throughout the book, he’s your typical dark,mysterious brooding male lead, but I completely fell for it. I truly believe he has good motives, and is a good person.
The romance and tension between Lord Carlston and Helen, was so angsty. And I know it what would be historically accurate but I wanted more so much more. It was so slow burning, and very nice to see out of change.
I really can’t wait until I get my hands on The Dark Days Pact. I foresee this book to become one of my favorite book series ever.
Alison is the author of EON and EONA, a New York Times Bestselling fantasy duology. Her latest novel –The Dark Days Club– is Book 1 in a new trilogy, and will be published in the USA and UK in January 2016, and December 2015 in Australia. It has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly as “a delicious collision of Regency romance and dark fantasy”. Alison calls it “Pride and Prejudice meets Buffy in English high society”.
EON was short-listed for Victorian, NSW, and WA Premier’s Literary awards, and won the 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel. It was also listed as an American Library Association Best Young Adult Book (2010), a James Tiptree Jr. Honour book, and a CBCA Notable Book.
Alison’s first novel, Singing the Dogstar Blues, won the 1998 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was also listed as an American Library Association Best Book (2004) and CBCA Notable Book. Her second novel, a crime thriller titled Killing the Rabbit, was published in the USA and shortlisted for the 2007 Davitt Award.
Alison was a D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and holds a Master of Arts. She lives in Australia with her husband and their Machiavellian Jack Russell Terrier, and is currently working on Book 2 and 3 or The Lady Helen series.
Visit Alison’s website at www.darkdaysclub.com