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The Dark Days Club
The Dark Days Club: Book 1 of The Dark Days Club Trilogy | Alison Goodman
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 18-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?From the Hardcover edition.
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Johanna414
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This has been my kindle “laying in bed with a child waiting for them to fall asleep” book for the past month. It was engaging enough to keep me interested while I was reading, but was easy to put down. I don‘t know if I‘ll read the sequels or not...
I hate this cover btw

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tracy_anne8
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The twins keep trying to pull all my books off my shelves🤦‍♀️. The Dark Days Club is apparently a favorite because they try every.single.time. to pull it off. Sorry guys, you're not quite old enough for that one yet.

Gissy 😂They are so cute!😍❤️❤️I love that age! They try to explore in every space. At least you can say that they love books already 😉 8mo
tracy_anne8 @Gissy Thank you😊. It's so fun watching them everyday discover new things! They definitely love books. Their favorite activity everyday is to take as many books off their own bookcase as possible! It drives my husband nuts since he is usually the one that puts them all away.😄 8mo
SharonAlger Good to see you starting them early. 8mo
tracy_anne8 @SharonAlger Since day one 😊 8mo
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inthegreensandblues
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My reading companion this morning is looking wistfully out the window at the rain that is keeping him from adventures. Otis is my brother's dog and is staying with me while his people are on vacation. He's a sweetie even if he is high maintenance. 😁

wanderinglynn Aw, poor Otis. He‘s a cutie! ❤️🐶 8mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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Panpan

I thought I would love this book, but I was so disappointed 😕 Aristocrats hunting demons in Regency London sounded exactly like my thing, but it was soooooo slooooooow and it was really dragging by the end. Also, I wanted Lady Helen to kick some arse, but all she did was moon around and go to parties. Sigh. Not for me.

#fantasy #historicalfantasy

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shanaqui
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Mehso-so

Hmmm. I don't think I'm that interested in the sequel to this. It was predictable, and I didn't admire Helen's choices. Nor does the end feel like she has really made a choice; only necessity has forced her to take this way.

#TBRBingo #WyrdandWonder

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Laughterhp
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This book is between a Pick and a So-So. I plan to continue reading this series which is why it is a Pick!

I felt like this book dragged a bit. It was almost 500 pages! And I know it‘s YA, but I hate when the women are so innocent that they blush at “scandalous” words.

Towards the end the book picked up and got really intense. And I didn‘t want to put it down! I of course love the “bad guy” Lord Carlston.

MidnightBookGirl *blushes at the word "scandalous"* ? 9mo
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shanaqui

I put this down for a while because it kind of bogged down for me, but I've started up again now. Not quite sure what I think; somewhat depends how things come together in the last 30%.

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cherinium
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This one had a slow start for me, but by the halfway point, I was in to it. While predictable and inducing plenty of eye rolls, the book was enjoyable. This is a book I would probably have never read if not for #lmpbc. I give it a pick, because I can see where it would be loved by the target audience, and the writing is pretty good. @DarcysMom @irre @LazyDays

I expect to get it mailed out on Monday!

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cherinium
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Quick update to my #lmpbc group for Round 4. I am still reading the last book. I hope to send it back home within the next week. @DarcysMom @lazydays @irre

DarcysMom I am still reading mine too. @irre @LazyDays 12mo
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inthegreensandblues
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#BookMail from my fave #LitsyPenPal! At the end of a stressful week of work, on another night of wintry weather, this New Year package just turned my day around! Thank you, Mikala. 🤗 (And the extra goodies are just the self care I need to partake in this weekend!) ♥️
@Laughterhp

Laughterhp Yay!! Glad it made it there and you liked everything in it!! 😁😁😁 13mo
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ScientistSam
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A bit slow to get into, but a definitely intriguing premise - fighting a supernatural big bad while maneuvering around the restrictions of Regency England! I'd give it a 3.5-4 - definitely enjoyed it enough to take out the next in the series!

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irre
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Mehso-so

3 stars. Not the kind of book I usually read but I‘m glad @DarcysMom pushed me out of my comfort zone with this pick. I‘m traveling during the holiday break so I had to hurry up and finish it so I can get it to @LazyDays on time. Listened to part of it on audio to maximize my reading time. I‘ll be mailing it out tomorrow. #LMPBC #round4 #groupd

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irre
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It arrived. Thank you @DarcysMom
#LMPBC

DarcysMom Yay! I am glad it made it safely. The clerk at the post office was extra grumpy when I sent it. 1y
robinb Such a great series! 1y
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DarcysMom
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
#LMPBC Round 4
@irre @cherinium @LazyDays

robinb I LOVED this series! Just finished the last book recently and hated to see it end! 😩😩 1y
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DarcysMom
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@irre #LMPBC mail is winging its way to you!
@LazyDays @cherinium
@suvata

irre Great!! 1y
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DarcysMom
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It is a perfect day for finishing my #LMPBC book and
drinking lots of tea. 😁
@LazyDays @cherinium @irre

irre Perfect! 1y
cherinium What kind of tea are you drinking? 1y
DarcysMom @cherinium black chai with a splash of milk. 1y
Bookishthoughts 🙌🙌📭📭 1y
cherinium Mmm. Sounds good. It's a rainy cold day where I am (in Ohio currently)--the perfect weather for hot drinks. 1y
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DarcysMom
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How pretty is this book? I am enjoying this #LMPBC book. I am listening to this playlist as I read it: https://open.spotify.com/user/lunchamuncha/playlist/1viTBGcifep1d7rmMuJa7S?si=ss...
@LazyDays @cherinium @irre
#LMPBC #round4
@suvata

Bookishthoughts 😍😍 1y
Bookishthoughts Can't wait! 1y
robinb I ❤️ this series...looking forward to the final one soon! 1y
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DarcysMom
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OutsmartYourShelf Love that cover! 1y
DarcysMom @Deangirl I 100% bought it because of the cover. 😋 1y
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Missusb
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Recently was lucky enough to listen to Alison Goodman talk about her Lady Helen series, and with the impending release of the third and final book, I have dragged out my ARC (from 2016) to finally read. #eyeroll here she is, surrounded by newly repotted baby cacti 🌵 prickly as the demons she confronts. #currentlyreading #historicalya #butwithdemons #regencyera #excusemytoes

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jen_hayes7
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I heard this likened to Buffy meets Jane Austen and luckily that was pretty accurate. It took time (maybe 120 pages) to really get into the action, but once you get there the creatures and secret world that Goodman created are great. I really enjoyed reading this. My only complaint is the DRASTIC cover art change from book one to book two. Why do that?! Looks like I‘m ebooking the next two in the series.🙄 #LitsyAtoZ #MountTBR #Lennox #catsoflitsy

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parasolofdoom
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Mehso-so

So definitely better than the string of so-so books I've reviewed lately but not quite a pick. I didn't feel compelled to go out and borrow book 2 even though there wasn't really a wrapped up arc (I like series with individual plots in each book within a larger framed arc) and the occult trappings were kind of heavy handed.

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parasolofdoom
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Started this one too for my sff by women end of winter marathon

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AmberAC
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I didn't know I wanted a book that was like Buffy in Regency England but glad I found it! I have no idea how Lady Helen is going to be able to fight the Deceivers and still remain a proper lady though. Little bit over half way through and I'm enjoying this.

RaimeyGallant Nice midway review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo just put some together. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Jess7 Welcome! 2y
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Moriartyarchons
Mehso-so

This book was ok but dragged on with pointless exposition and some very boring side plots/characters. The ending really bummed me out but I should have expected it to do that. And I don‘t think we ever find out what happened with the main dudes wife who goes missing, do we? Or did I completely miss that part?

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I liked this! Not my favourite historical fiction of the week but still! It was a pretty slow start and I didn't really end up loving any of the characters the way I hoped but the pace got better and the magic inner battling & mystery/betrayal was interesting. I hope Helen learns to be stronger and stand on her own legs in the sequel and I got the impression that was going to happen. I also enjoyed the role and the way the romance was written.

ralexist This was good! I've got Nevermoor on my Holds list at the library - looking forward to it's take on the Morrigan. (edited) 2y
Cailey_Mac I felt the same way! A slow start, but after a bit I realize I was really intrigued to find out what happened; it also doesn‘t hurt the novel starts on my birthday 😋 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm really hoping I don't like this book cause the series did a horrific cover downgrade on book two

[DELETED] 206653737 I had to look it up and ewww yes they did! 2y
TaylorMay Oh gosh. No. This one is so pretty too. 2y
MellieAntoinette The US cover is pretty good! I have high hopes for this one. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Another cover change that didn't hit my radar until later. Personally I like the international edition better. #coverlove #changesedition

ScorpioBookDreams I‘ve got a different cover of this as well! 2y
LibrarianRyan @ScorpioBookDreams I saw quite a few covers and while I tried to check what edition they were, I may have missed an American edition. 2y
GlassAsDiamonds I wanted to like this book, I really did... but I hated it so much (and I was buddy reading with others who loved it. So annoying). 😭😭😭 2y
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earlgreyediting
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My very first review for the Skiffy and Fanty Show went up yesterday. I'm taking a look at THE DARK DAYS CLUB by Alison Goodman. It's a Regency fantasy that is firmly grounded in its setting and is a sheer delight to read.

Check out the full review at
http://skiffyandfanty.com/2017/12/02/reviewdarkdaysclubgoodman/

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nickimags
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I was so excited to come across this book in the book hut at the zoo today and only 50p 😊

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tracy_anne8
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Some of my favorite fonts from books I have read. #forfontssake #anditsaugust

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kmell33
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One year ago we turned our dining room into a reading room. 💜 My books are over flowing and I need to organize the clutter but I feel joy every time I look at these shelves. #shelfie

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Gillyreads
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this a lot. Will be picking up the second one asap

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courtneybee
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Wrote a bit on my blog for the first time in a while! I was inspired by the #goodbookbadcover hashtag for #aprilbookshowers and my recent reading of this book (and my decision whether to buy the next one or read from the library) to think about how much covers make a difference to me in book buying now versus how they used to.

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courtneybee
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A fun, engaging Regency tale with a twist. Goodman mixes the sly social commentary, witty characters, and period details of Austen into something new. There's mystery, action, banter, emotion, and oh yeah, demon exorcisms (well, sort of). The premise is fairly simple--Regency era meets supernatural secret society, Pride & Prejudice meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer--but it's executed in a way that feels exciting, fresh, and just oh-so-fun.

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courtneybee
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Reading outside! It may not be green or look particularly springlike outside but the sky is blue, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I'm content ☀️

(Really liking this book so far too! Fun mix of the Regency era + the supernatural)

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Conqueringpageswithtea
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Pickpick

If you love the Regency era and Buffy the vampire slayer, you will like this book. Sometimes a tad long but still a very good read.

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Witchy_Book_Dragon
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Regency tale of demons and love. Totally not what I was expecting but it was fun, engaging, full of wit, danger, and intrigue. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next instalment.

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UnabridgedTomes
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There are a few places where the extensive research that's been done on Regency England is more evident than the plot. However, this is forgivable compared to the pleasure of the book overall (it's just so fun!): our protagonist Lady Helen, discovers that she has a talent for tackling supernatural threats. Think Buffy with a ballgown and reticule, and London is Sunnydale. 🙌🏼

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booksareallyouneed
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I would definitely recommend this book! The amount of historical detail was incredible, and it was so original and imaginative. I loved the atmosphere, Regency England worked well with monsters and magic, and what was going on beneath the surface of the characters‘ reserved exteriors. There such a wide range of vocabulary used, the writing was a pleasure to read. However, it did get boring in parts, due to unneeded length.

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[DELETED] 206653737
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Just a few I settled on for #thistitle=greatbandname #marchintoreading

RealLifeReading Very nice!! 3y
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robinb
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What a fun read!! A bit longer than it probably could have been (@ 450+ pages), but I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it! ❤ I'm hoping my library will have the second one soon so I can continue on with Lady Helen, Lord Carlston and the rest of the club. #romantsy #osrbc

JoannaShupe I adore this cover! 3y
robinb #JoannaShupe You sound like me! I adore a beautiful cover and this one is beautiful! That's part of why I'm enjoying my return to the library....my PaperWhite Kindle doesn't give the same pizazz on the covers as the actual books do. 😊 3y
Shannonrose I just one-clicked this thanks to your post!! Really looking forward to it!! 3y
robinb Oh good, #Shannonrose! Please let me know what you think! 3y
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robinb
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Next up! This one sounds really cool...regency mixed with supernatural! #romantsy #osrbc
#lovethoselitsyrecs

annahenke Love this one! Reading the sequel now! 3y
robinb #annahenke I think you're the one that brought this to my attention....so thanks! I'll look forward to hearing what you thought of the sequel. 3y
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Bookfan1414
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My tbr pile from xmas and recent purchases against the read pile from the same era.... I'm working on it but it's multiplying!

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Lylah
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Feel like it's been forever since I've gotten the chance to sit down and read. 💞

KellyReece Love the detail at the top of my the page. 3y
Lylah @KellyReece me too!! 3y
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Stephykitten
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This is 1.99 for NOOK today... what do you guys think? Worth the read? I've heard it compared to Buffy 🌚

LazyLibrary We can search and search, but nothing...will ever be as fabulous as Buffy 😔Buttttt I think the book sounds fun and it has decent reviews on Goodreads! 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto This was pretty good. Not my favorite book ever, but I enjoyed it. 3y
Stephykitten Thanks @LazyLibrary @Ashley_Nicoletto . I figured I'd give it a go! 3y
BekahB I love Buffy! This book is on my TBR too. 3y
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TheBookDream
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Full of great, period details and wonderful characters. Bring on book 2!

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TheBookDream

Well, I WANTED to read but I can't focus exclusively on books today. Remember to make time in your #24in48 to make your voice heard! #womensmarch

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Nat_Reads
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Rollicking good fun with a sassy heroine and supernatural creatures quite different from any I've read before. Looking forward to reading more. I have been on a YA fast for awhile but this one drew me in. I don't want to spoil anything but I have thoughts about her romantic notions...

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