Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday!
This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction!
This week: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman and Remembrance, the seventh book in the Mediator series from Meg Cabot. First up is The Dark Days Club, which is a Regency-era novel- with demons. My interest in supernatural/urban fantasy historical fiction goes up and down, but there’s just something about Goodman’s novel which is calling my attention! I hope it lives up to its terrific description! Second is the long-awaiting finale to Meg Cabot’s supernatural Mediator series. I really enjoyed The Mediator series when it first came up- compulsive and fun reading as per Cabot’s usual. After completely loving Royal Wedding– which follows Mia Thermopolis, Micheal and the whole Princess Diaries group as adults- I have faith that Cabot has done a solid job with continuing (and completing) Suze and Jesse’s story.
The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman
Publication: January 26, 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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?
Remembrance (The Mediator #7) by Meg Cabot
Publication: February 2, 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Fifteen years after the release of the first Mediator novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot returns with a deliciously sexy new entry to a fan-favorite series. Suze Simon—all grown up and engaged to her once-ghostly soulmate—faces a vengeful spirit and an old enemy bent on ending Suze’s wedded bliss before it begins.
You can take the boy out of the darkness. But you can’t take the darkness out of the boy.
All Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and since becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva). But when she’s hired as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, she stumbles across a decade-old murder, and soon ancient history isn’t all that’s coming back to haunt her. Old ghosts as well as new ones are coming out of the woodwork, some to test her, some to vex her, and it isn’t only because she’s a mediator, gifted with second sight.
From a sophomore haunted by the murderous specter of a child, to ghosts of a very different kind—including Paul Slater, Suze’s ex, who shows up to make a bargain Suze is certain must have come from the Devil himself—Suze isn’t sure she’ll make it through the semester, let alone to her wedding night. Suze is used to striking first and asking questions later. But what happens when ghosts from her past—including one she found nearly impossible to resist—strike first?