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The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

...I wrote about The Dark Days Club, by Alison Goodman, and Serpentine, by Cindy Pon:

On the surface, The Dark Days Club and Serpentine—the first, a slow-build story about a young woman drawn into a secret society of British demon-hunters in the Regency era; the second, a fast-paced adventure set in a fantasy version of ancient China about a girl who discovers that she’s part-serpent—don’t appear to have a whole lot in common. But they do.

A LOT IN COMMON IN A GOOD WAY. I'm glad I read them back-to-back, it was such a pleasure to see the connections and see how two authors wrote stories that play with similar elements but turn out entirely differently.