Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (243)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Dark Days Club
Author: Alison Goodman
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (Penguin imprint)

From Goodreads:

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?

I love this time period in terms of romance novels and I'm starting to love it in terms of YA. Because of the values and the perceptions and the laws of the time period, it's a bit tricky for female characters to have agency, to have money of their own and own property and navigate social circles on their own. I'm curious to see how it goes here, how much freedom Lady Helen will have as she tries her hand at demon hunting.

3 comments:

  1. I love dark and horror-filled stories, plus this one is set in regency London! Awesome pick. Hope we both get to read this soon :)

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  2. Oh this looks good. Great choice!


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