Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, Alison Goodman has once again lived up to my expectations! They’re very tall, let me assure you… If you loved, The Dark Days Club then you would absolutely be blown away by Dark Days Pact. If you think The Dark Days Club was okay & a bit slow, Gurl, you are in for The Ride of Your Life!

Lady Helen is now in Brighton. She is ‘recuperating’ from her illness but really she’s training hard to become a Reclaimer. The Grand Deceiver is coming though and there is division in the Club but most of all, what’s wrong with Lord Carlston? The answer to this last question totally heart-crushing! Even as Helen likes to think that she’s a logical creature, the answer lies elsewhere.

This was a fairly thick book and I read it in 3 (work)days… I could’ve read it in a single sitting but you know adulthood really ruins my reading life! The Dark Days Pact is a surprisingly complex book. It started quite gently and the first layer of deception was acceptable as a reasonable twist to the story but then there’s another and another AND another! It’s a snowball effect that you just cannot see how this will end. The irony is that these so-called Reclaimers and their associates are involved in deception just like those the Deceivers they are supposed to regulate…

I’ll finish with a warning: around the halfway mark, this book becomes completed UNPUTDOWNABLE. There were twists upon twists (plot) and then the feels… your heart will be squashed, pulverized, bandaged, and once again mangled beyond recognition. I am in pure agony waiting for book 3.

Thanks to Harper Collins Australia for copy of book in exchange of honest review

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