Review: ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman #SRC

The Dark Days Club by Alison GoodmanLady Helen Wrexall has a stain upon her character – one that she had nothing to do with. When her parents were drowned at sea, she and her older brother, Andrew, had to live with their aunt and uncle. There were always whispers and outright ugly comments (including those from Uncle) made about the rumor that their mother had died a traitor to the crown.

As Lady Helen begins an acquaintance of sorts with the shunned Lord Carlston (it is said that he killed his wife, though no body was ever found), she begins to learn of her mystical powers as someone who can see the Deceivers, evil souls who thrive on the base elements of society. Lord Carlston is part of the Dark Days Club, a group of people who do their best to fight these monstrosities.

Though it is next to impossible for a lady from 1812 to do many things, Lady Helen keeps getting drawn in to the fray. Can she not decide whether to join this group or to return to her life in society?

Taking place during the Regency Period, this wonderfully written story tells of not only the manners and ways of royalty and polite society but adds in a mystical element as well. It is a long book, and while it takes a bit to set up the story, it is never boring or tedious. Just think of it as a novel that is set at the pace of the time and climb into your coach and six and enjoy.

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman was published January 26, 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers. Ink and Page picked this book up from the fabulously stocked Plano library. Yay.

Rating: 4

Genre: Young Adult Fiction Fantasy Paranormal Historical Mystery Romance

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