January 30, 2017

{Bookish} Style Files: Lady Helen Series

I'm always excited to be doing an edition of {Bookish} Style Files! This month, my dress picks are inspired by both the book covers from the Lady Helen Series (The Dark Days Club and The Dark Days Pact) by Alison Goodman. I have yet to read the books, but they're definitely on my TBR because it's historical fantasy and it's written by an author whose work I have previously read and enjoyed. Here's a little bit more about The Dark Days Pact and author Alison Goodman!

The Dark Days Pact book cover
The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman
Series: Lady Helen #1
Previous Book in Series: The Dark Days Club
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Buy The Book: Book Depository | Amazon | IndieBound

Summer, 1812. 

After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, banished from her family and training as a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club. She must learn to fight the dangerous energy-wielding Deceivers and prepare to face their master, the elusive Grand Deceiver. 

As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing, Helen realizes that her mentor, Lord Carlston, is fighting his own inner battle. Has the foul Deceiver energy poisoned his soul, or is something else driving him towards violent bouts of madness? Either way, Helen is desperate to help the man with whom she shares a deep but forbidden connection.

When Mr. Pike, the hard bureaucratic heart of the Dark Days Club, arrives in Brighton, he has a secret mission for Helen: find the journal left by a mad rogue Reclaimer, before it falls into the hands of the Deceivers. Coerced by Pike, Helen has no choice but to do as ordered, knowing that the search for the journal may bring about Lord Carlston’s annihilation.

Alison Goodman (www.alisongoodman.com.au) is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Eon/Eona duology, as well as a YASF thriller, Singing the Dogstar Blues, and the adult novel A New Kind of Death (originally titled Killing the Rabbit). She was a D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Master of Arts, and teaches creative writing at the postgraduate level.

I'm really excited to dive into this series soon! It honestly sounds like it'll be incredibly fun, plus I'm a sucker for this particular time period in my fictional reads. But now, on to the main event - the dress picks I've got for today's post! I decided to try and pick out dresses that reminded me of the vibrant colors of the paperback edition of the first book, as well as the matching cover of the second. 

Thanks to the fine folk over at Penguin, there is a tour-wide giveaway going on! Enter for a chance to win either one (1) grand prize set of Lady Helen books, including a paperback of The Dark Days Club and a hardcover of The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (ARV: $28.98), or to be one of five (5) second prize winners to receive paperback copies of The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (ARV: $10.99).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on January 23, 2017 and 12:00 AM on February 13, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about February 14, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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