I want to talk about a recent book entitled Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club. It’s a fantasy, historic and love story written by Alison Goodman ( She has written other books I enjoy : Eon and Eona ).
The story takes place in London in April 1812. Lady Helen Wrexhall who is the heroine of this story, becomes a lady and discovers a world of worldliness but she meets a dark character who will make her discover a world with “monsters” and magic. The events lead her to become as strong as the man with who she is associated to help him to save many people threatened by the “monsters”.
I-LOVE-THIS-BOOK because Helen is a heroine even if she is a woman and in a patriarchal society it’s very impressive. For me it’s very important for a woman to be a strong character because most of the time the woman is a “delicate little thing” and it’s not the reality. I think that is a feminist novel.The sequel ( it’s a trilogy) has just come out and I want to read it as quickly as possible because it is really a catchy story with a lot of characters, very different from one another but with each of them a little thing which makes him or her appealing!
It’s not unbiased but I think it’s really a book to read!