Monday, February 8, 2016

Book Review: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1)
Author:  Alison Goodman
Publisher:  Viking Books for Young Readers, 496 pages
Publication Date:  January 26, 2016

From Goodreads:
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?

I really enjoyed this:  Demon hunters in Regency London…yes please!

Loved the world Alison Goodman has created, the different types of demons, what happens to the demon hunters when they fight the demons.  

And Lord Carlston…dark but not too dark…what happened to his wife????  Loved his relationship with Helen.

Also enjoyed how the rules of society interfered with demon hunting…poor Lady Helen really had to figure out how to get around that…quite refreshing when usually all of that is ignored (although it could be frustrating too, sometimes I wanted more action and less getting dressed up for parties, etc.).  

Also thought it was realistic that she didn't embrace her calling right away, she really didn't want to be a demon hunter, she just wanted to have the life she was meant to have.

Warning…potential love triangle (I think).

Loved this!!  Reminded me a bit of Infernal Devices, which is about the highest compliment I can give.

Posted by:  Pam


  1. This sounds like an intriguing read. And the setting caught my attention. Love triangle (sometimes) sucks but if the overall story is good, why not? Nice to know that you enjoyed this!

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  2. I like the idea of the demon hunting and the potential love triangle doesn't bother me. BUT, the historical fiction part of it does. I'll think on it. Glad to see you guys back!

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