A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book In Sally Gardner's stunning novel, set in a ruthless regime, anRead Review
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club
London, April 1812. Lady Helen Wrexhall is set to make her debut at the court of Queen Charlotte and officially step into polite Regency society and the marriage mart. Little does Helen know that step will take her from the opulent drawing rooms of Mayfair and the bright lights of Vauxhall Gardens into a shadowy world of missing housemaids and demonic conspiracies.
Standing between those two worlds is Lord Carlston, a man of ruined reputation and brusque manners. He believes Helen has a destiny beyond the ballroom; a sacred and secret duty. Helen is not so sure, especially when she discovers that nothing around her is quite as it seems, including the enigmatic Lord Carlston.
Against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St James's Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club is a delightfully dangerous adventure of self-discovery and dark choices that must be made ... whatever the consequences.
I had a lot of fun reading Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club. It was a bit too slow in the beginning for my liking. However, the last few pages were excellent.
I like Lady Helen and how she sneakily rebels against her society at the time. Lord Carlston is also quite an intriguing character.