Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Length: 496 pages
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Dark Days Club series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, banished from her family and training as a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club. She must learn to fight the dangerous energy-wielding Deceivers and prepare to face their master, the elusive Grand Deceiver.
As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing, Helen realizes that her mentor, Lord Carlston, is fighting his own inner battle. Has the foul Deceiver energy poisoned his soul, or is something else driving him towards violent bouts of madness? Either way, Helen is desperate to help the man with whom she shares a deep but forbidden connection.
When Mr. Pike, the hard bureaucratic heart of the Dark Days Club, arrives in Brighton, he has a secret mission for Helen: find the journal left by a mad rogue Reclaimer, before it falls into the hands of the Deceivers. Coerced by Pike, Helen has no choice but to do as ordered, knowing that the search for the journal may bring about Lord Carlston’s annihilation.”
This is the 2nd book in the Dark Days Club series and I absolutely loved it. It was a very entertaining read that I had trouble putting down.
We learn a lot more more about Lady Helen and her abilities in this book. I love that she is actually having to undergo training in order to use her abilities (rather than instantly becoming super awesome at it).
We also learn a lot more about the Dark Days Club and it’s interaction with the Crown and more about the Great Deceiver and the Great Reclaimer.
I am really enjoying a lot of the characters in this book. Lady Helen in an awesome heroine and Lord Carlston is the perfect match for her in so many ways. Then tension between the two is delicious.
There is a lot of action and intrigue in this book as well as some romance. The book doesn’t really focus on romance but more focuses on Lady Helen’s training and her learning to use her abilities.
Overall this was incredibly fun read and an excellent continuation of this series. I would definitely recommend this series to those who enjoy historical (Victorian era) paranormal reads. The book is well-written, the characters are entertaining and I am really enjoying the storyline.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge
– YA Reading Challenge