Review: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1)


Title: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen  #1)
Author: Alison Goodman
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Viking Books
Source: Library
Release Date: December 14, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

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 book! I love stories set in the 1800s.

This story started out slow, but the pacing was good for the story. It took a while to get used to the characters and their situations. Helen lives with her aunt and uncle because her parents died. Her mother had a scandalous past, which her aunt and uncle fear has been passed on to Helen.

I loved the fantasy elements of the story. It contrasted with the Regency atmosphere of the book. I couldn’t guess what was going to happen. It was also quite intense at times.

I was sad to see this story end because I really liked it, but I’m glad that it’s a series!

What to read next:

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Have you read The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1)? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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