The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2) by Alison Goodman

The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)

June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has arranged for Helen to spend the summer season in Brighton so that he can train her new Reclaimer powers. However, the long-term effects of Carlston’s Reclaimer work have taken hold, and his sanity is beginning to slip. At the same time, Carlston’s D...


Details The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)

TitleThe Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)
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Release DateJan 31st, 2017
PublisherViking Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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Reviews The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)

  • Sabaa Tahir
    1970-01-01
    I was pretty open about my obsession with Book 1 in the Lady Helene series, Dark Days Club, but HOLY HOT CROWS PEOPLE, Alison has written such an incredible sequel. It's the perfect balance of suspense and romance and cross-dressing and regency drama. It picks up pretty soon after DDC left off, and we are plunged right back into Lady Helen's world of reclaimers and deceivers. Lord Carlston is is usual broody, dangerous, fantastic self--someone gi...
  • mith
    1970-01-01
    EVERYTHING HURTS AND I NEED BOOK 3. also you can read my review HERE, as in, on a blog. if that kinda thing is your thing. (or you can scroll down too, if that's more of your thing than clicking to another blog thing. anyway.)I don't know when I will be over this book because a few sentences ruined me and also Lord Carlston. MY HEART!It's been a few weeks since the thing at Helen's birthday ball. She's now with Mr. Hammond and his sister, Lady Ma...
  • Alyssa
    1970-01-01
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Dark Days Pact by Alison GoodmanBook Two of the Lady Helen seriesPublisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Publication Date: January 31, 2017Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Ca...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars. I think your enthusiasm level for this sequel will be directly tied to how much you liked Carlston in the first book. I just wasn't his biggest fan and kept waiting for Selburn to show up here (while also weirdly hoping he turns out to be the Grand Deceiver? whatever).If you don't remember the first book very well, this one sums up a lot of the basics when Helen explains the world to Delia: "The Compact is our agreement with the Deceiv...
  • Nastassja
    1970-01-01
    Actual rating: 4.5 stars How do you tell a sequel was good? It is seen in the way a person can’t contain their joy after finishing the book; a restless energy that needs to be shared with a fellow bookworm (view spoiler)[just like the fellow Reclaimers share their bond (hide spoiler)]; a startling realization, How am I going to survive till the next installment?! Desire to give a book the highest rating and praise it; to convince more friends ...
  • Stacee
    1970-01-01
    After reading and loving The Dark Days Club, I knew I would be devouring the sequel as soon as I could. And when I saw The Dark Days Pact available, I legit screamed and downloaded it.Lady Helen is still just as awesome as she was before. She's stronger this time around and I really enjoyed seeing her work out the new facets of her powers. The rest of the gang is all here and they're definitely in for some changes.There are a lot of twists and re...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    The Dark Days Pact is set in Brighton 1812 where Lady Helen will be spending the summer with Lord Carlston so she can continue her training to be a Reclaimer. Part of her training is learning to disguise herself as a man convincingly since woman are restricted to the places they can go among other things. Lady Helen is put in an interesting predicament when the Dark Days Club give her an assignment to find Benchley's journal and not to tell Lord ...
  • Fables&Wren
    1970-01-01
    WrensReads Review:I’m sorry but not sorry about the unpopular opinion that’s about to be typed onto this review: I cannot get on the Carlston fan-wagon. I am so team Selburn and I will forever dream of him winning the hand of Helen. Carlson just is way to broody, which would usually work for me but man is he a guard dog. Selburn is/was/still is too but his isn’t as like animalistic to me? I’m not sure. All I know is Carlston is still tech...
  • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
    1970-01-01
    An Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.We're back in the Regency Era with Helen and Carleston. The second book usually ends up being the "filler," but even though this was the second in the series, it didn't feel like that. The book progresses along and even if it was a little slow, I still enjoyed it. There's so much to digest, that you won't be able to pu...
  • Kassidy
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this sequel! I loved the development of the characters and the darkness of the story. The plot definitely picked up in this one.
  • Keertana
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 4.5 StarsI think The Dark Days Pact might be my favorite of all Alison Goodman's novels to date. This sequel picks up promptly where The Dark Days Club left off with Lady Helen in Bath for the summer, having been cast aside by her aunt and uncle. Now that Helen has discovered that she is a Reclaimer, she is under the tutelage of Lord Carleston as he trains her to join the Dark Days Club. But nothing is quite as it seems... Lord Carleston ...
  • Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
    1970-01-01
    *4,8/5 stars*Loved it! The Dark Days Pact is even better than its predecessor - there's so much more action, no slower parts like in book one. This novel is deliciously dark and suspenseful, gripping and ominous. I love the beautiful writing style and rich world - the amount of research Alison Goodman has done for this series is simply astounding. I also couldn't help but notice the amazing character development Lady Helen has gone through in thi...
  • Asma Iceybooks
    1970-01-01
    This was so so sooooo much better than the first one (which was also incredible) and while I'll probably never get around to properly reviewing this, EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ IT RIGHT NOW. OR START THE SERIES IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.
  • Kuroi
    1970-01-01
    London, 1812 To Lady Helen, My dearest friend, I have been following your adventures with anticipation for quite some time now. When you told me of a secret society that vanquished demons hiding among the populace, no one was more thrilled than me that you were to be a part of it. I lived vicariously through your missives for a while, and I was proud to call you a friend.Then, of course, we could not communicate for a few months, and I must confe...
  • Sarah Churchill
    1970-01-01
    I'll have to come back with a more in depth review when I'm awake more, but just know I LOVE THIS BOOK and this is now a firm favourite series of mine.
  • Lata
    1970-01-01
    The second instalment goes a little deeper into the characters, and shows us some of Helen's physical training so she can take on her role as a Reclaimer. I enjoyed Helen's chafing to get started, all the while having to learn about the restrictions placed on her behaviours in this role, thanks to her oath to the Crown. These restrictions often conflicting with the already ridiculous societal restrictions placed on gentlewomen. I found it amusing...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    1970-01-01
    This book has definitely pulled me out of my reading slump! I managed to get through it in only two days, and like with all sequels, I regret putting it off! It followed a similar pacing structure to the first book, my review of which, you can read here, and subsequently, I liked the first half a lot more than the second...even though that's where all the action is. I've just read a bunch of regency fiction for one of my university modules happen...
  • Sophie
    1970-01-01
    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This in no way impacted on my view.The Dark Days Club was one of my favourite books I read last year. Goodman managed to perfectly recreate the Regency Era, adding her own twist with the Reclaimers. I was dying to get my hands on the sequel, and as soon as my copy arrived, I dove straight in.In The Dark Days Pact, Helen is recovering from the fall out of her coming out ball. For the summer, sh...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    Lady Helen's story continues in this Regency Urban Fantasy.Lady Helen Wrexhall has moved to Brighton and is staying with the household of Lord Carleston and training as a Reclaimer. However Carleston is becoming increasingly unstable and the hostile leadership of the Home Office is against him, including disbelief in the very real threat of a Grand Deceiver. Lady Helen herself still chafes against the strictures of being a woman in Regency societ...
  • Veronique
    1970-01-01
    Having enjoyed the first book, I had high expectations for this novel, and I am happy to say that all were met :0)Goodman gives us another compelling and intense story. Once more the Regency setting is portrayed by a plethora of true historical details, from figures and places (Brighton shines) to clothing and how to wear it, and many more tiny little touches that depict a vivid, colourful, and believable world. This instalment felt a lot tenser,...
  • Allison
    1970-01-01
    SOMEHOW BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK. I love Helen so so much and I just want to hold her to my bosom and CARLSTON IS EVEN MORE CARLSTON. 2 CARLSTON 2 FURIOUS. ETC. This is still such a slowburn romance-wise but......phewwwwwwwwwwwwww the wheels finally start rolling more and oh man. I LOVE HAMMOND AND DARBY AND QUINN AND DELIA. Everyone is amazing. Someone hold me.Also, I cried? It's just such a TENSE book. The whole thing is tense. The ending is ...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    Hm ... while this is still as compulsively readable as the first Lady Helen novel, I didn't like it quite as much. A lot of that has to do with the main plot, which has the members of the Dark Days Club dealing with problems that they somehow all have to keep secret from one another. I found it confusing after awhile, and somewhat stressful to read. I think I also personally reacted to the more misogynistic undertones present in the sequel, like ...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    1970-01-01
    ETA 6/28/18: Ugh! Why didn't I wait until closer to the last book's release to re-read this? I keep doing this to myself with my favorite series. But also? I think I loved it even more upon my re-read. So, it's not all bad...*****Such a great sequel! I might have even liked this one MORE than The Dark Days Club. In fact, I know I did. I also kinda maybe sorta think my theory about the Grand Deceiver is wrong now, which I'm kind of glad of because...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    1970-01-01
    The Lady Helen series by Alison Goodman is such a fantastic underrated historical fantasy book series and this sequel is just as good, if not better than book one. If you like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grimm, or The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, you need to meet Lady Helen and Lord Carlston. I can't wait for book three!
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    The mix of a historical setting with the scandalous magic of Deceivers was once again masterfully combined. I'm hooked for more!!
  • emma
    1970-01-01
    OH MY GOD THAT WAS INTENSE I NEED TO CALM DOWN ALSO I HATE SELBURN SO MUCH CAN HE LEAVE ALREADY AND STAY FAR AWAY FROM HELEN
  • Glory
    1970-01-01
    Блин, это было круто!Подробности как-нибудь накатаю, а пока столько эмоций, что боюсь наспойлерить xDНо если вам чего-то не хватило в первой части, здесь автор наверстала с лихвой.
  • Gillian Berry
    1970-01-01
    GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH(view spoiler)[Amore mio. KILL ME NOW AND TATTOO THOSE WORDS ON MY SOUL AND THEN KILL ME AGAIN (hide spoiler)]
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    1970-01-01
    Full review to come ☺ Full review to come ☺️