I'm back today with a review about Alison Goodman's book THE DARK DAYS CLUB, which was published in January 2016.
The cover of the hardcover that I have is absolutely gorgeous, but it doesn't really capture the action feel of the book.
Here's the little Goodreads blurb:
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?
...and my review!
I really enjoyed THE DARK DAYS CLUB. It takes a while for the action to start, but the plot is so thick and interesting that I didn't mind at all. Goodman does a great job weaving in historical facts. I don't know very much about the time period, so I like how much historical background she provided.
Based on EON and EONA, I expected THE DARK DAYS CLUB to have a little bit more romance than it did. Lady Helen has two love interests, and I did feel like her choice of one man over the other could have been a little better explained. Goodman did foreshadow that one wasn't the right choice for Helen, but I think I looked upon the spurned love interest with a tad more favor than Goodman wanted me to.
An excellent read! I'm really looking forward to the next one. Which leads me right into something else...
The sequel to THE DARK DAYS CLUB, THE DARK DAYS PACT, comes out at the end of January 2017. I'm so excited! Here's the cover:
It bugs me because it doesn't match the cover of the first book AT ALL, but that's not going to stop me from buying it. I mean, I've been waiting for book two FOREVER (or it feels that way).
That's it for today! See you soon!