The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“She searched her friend’s face. Millicent appeared outwardly calm, but Helen could see the tiny signs of fear. It was not surprising—so much had been placed upon their one minute before the Queen. No doubt she herself had the same tight eyes and jaw.”
This week I’m spotlighting Alison Goodman’s The Dark Days Club. I love when authors add a paranormal or fantasy twist to historical fiction. This one is about a girl who discovers, upon entering her first Season, that she has the ability to fight the demon-like creatures that have been lurking in the shadows of London. You can read my full review of this one here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
“London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?“
**Side Note: August sign-ups for the Comment Challenge are now open. I’m co-hosting this challenge with Lonna @ FLYLēF. For this challenge, we’re pairing you with another blogger and all month long you will be commenting on the each other’s blogs. If you’re interested, you can find all the info here.**