The Dark Days Club by Alison GoodmanThe Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

The Dark Days Club

byAlison GoodmanRead byFiona Hardingham

Audio Book (CD) | January 26, 2016

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London, April 1812. Eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall is on the eve of her debut presentation to the Queen. Her life should be about gowns and dancing, and securing a suitable marriage. Instead, when one of her family's housemaids goes missing, Lady Helen is drawn to the shadows of Regency London.

There, she finds William, the Earl of Carlston. He has noticed the disappearance, too, and is one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of powerful demons that has infiltrated every level of society. But Lady Helen’s curiosity is the last thing Carlston wants—especially when he sees the searching intelligence behind her fluttering fan. Should Helen trust a man whose reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her headstrong sense of justice lead them both into a death trap?

In The Dark Days Club, internationally bestselling author Alison Goodman introduces readers to a heroine who is just as remarkable as Eona—and yet again reinvents an established literary genre, making it her own.

ALISON GOODMAN is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Eon/Eona duology, as well as the YA science fiction thriller Singing the Dogstar Blues, and an adult novel, A New Kind of Death (originally titled Killing the Rabbit). She was a D. J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Master of Arts...
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Title:The Dark Days ClubFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.5 × 7.13 × 1 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1480580341

ISBN - 13:9781480580343

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! 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!
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect mix of historical fiction and fantasy/paranormal the premise of the book is intriguing and I definitely think it should be given a chance by fans of fantasy/paranormal and historical fiction. It has a good plot, wonderfully intricate details from 19th century english society, lots of action, and the perfect amount of romance
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Start This was a good start to story. A little on the slow side in terms of story pace, but the details were so well written that you get completely immersed into the world of the Reclaimers. So much to look forward to in book 2!
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from For Historical & Paranormal Fans Alike The only concerns in Lady Helen Wrexhall's life should be her presentation to the queen, dancing at balls in exquisite silk gowns, and securing a husband. As a wealthy heiress and niece of a viscount, Helen has always belonged in the upper echelons of society, though many still believe her mother died a traitor. But when Helen meets the mysterious Lord Carlston and one of her family's housemaids disappears, she learns a terrible truth: demons exist and masquerade as humans. A young lady like Helen should be quick to end any association with Lord Carlston. After three years away on the Continent to avoid a terrible scandal, he's only just recently returned to London and still carries a dark reputation. Carlston believes Lady Helen is a Reclaimer, a rare individual who can see demons and vanquish them. While it may explain why Helen has felt stronger lately and that her senses have sharpened, it doesn't mean she trusts Carlston's words. But despite her reservations, Helen's curiosity and search for answers about her mother pulls her into the shadows of a London she's never known... I don't know why it took me so long to read Alison Goodman's The Dark Days Club, but the release of its sequel gave me the push I needed to finally start the series! It took me nearly two weeks to read The Dark Days Club, which is unusually slow for me, but I think most of that time was just trying to get through the first half of the book. The pacing was a little too slow for me. Lady Helen is so wary to believe Carlston, and it takes awhile before she actually has her first encounter with a demon. And then Helen needed to learn about the different types of demons and the role of the Dark Days Club in stopping them, so it got a little tedious. I mean, it's necessary information for world-building purposes and to help our own understanding, but simultaneously, I really just wanted to jump into the exciting fighting demons part. It's a lot for Helen to take in, learning about alchemy, Reclaimers and Terrenes, and the part she's fated to play in defeating the Grand Deceiver. The second half was much more thrilling though! I found myself getting really invested in the storyline, absolutely addicted and turning the pages eagerly. The ending was tense and left me so glad I could jump right into the sequel, The Dark Days Pact, afterwards. And I absolutely loved all the historical details! Even without the author's note at the end of the book, you can tell Alison Goodman has meticulously researched everything Regency era. The Dark Days Club delivers a solid introduction to the Lady Helen series that's sure to entice historical and paranormal readers alike. ** I received an ARC from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review. **
Date published: 2017-02-03