The Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3) by Alison Goodman

The Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3)

The thrilling, genre-bending conclusion to Lady Helen's demon-hunting adventures, set in the glittering Regency world.Lady Helen has retreated to a country estate outside Bath to prepare for her wedding to the Duke of Selburn, yet she knows she has unfinished business to complete. She and the dangerously charismatic Lord Carlston have learned they are a dyad, bonded in blood, and only they are strong enough to defeat the Grand Deceiver, who threa...

Details The Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3)

TitleThe Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3)
Release DateNov 20th, 2018
PublisherViking Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Reviews The Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3)

  • Nastassja
    Another favorite series delivers a low blow, crushing my girlish hopes of the epic finale and heartstopping romance. What do you expect from a series that ended previously on a high note of girlish squicks and dancing around the room? Right. You expect epic conclusion. You expect the high to be even higher. You definitely do not expect the series to soar into the sky and then crash down on earth with 80 percent of the boring content of talking, w...
  • Theresa
    While I still really enjoyed this book and read it in a single day, it was definitely my least favourite in the series. The magic system goes pretty much haywire here, there's a lot that I was confused about and most importantly: while I love a good slow burning romance, I also want that to properly pay off and that decidedly did not happen here in my opinion. You think I read three books about these characters to be happy with a single page of r...
  • Kalie
    Listen. With this last book being published in a handful of months and the trilogy being soon complete, I’m going to need way more people to read the series because it is an underrated gem and EVERYONE IS SLEEPING ON IT.So here’s my plea: Get on it. Please. I’m sitting here, having just finished the final book, and I want to scream about it to an audience who would understand my blathering, but I can’t because a). this book isn’t being ...
  • Lauren James
    This is the third and final book in a trilogy that's best described as: Jane Austen meets Buffy. A Regency lady discovers that she is one of the few people able to fight and kill demons, which take over human bodies and feed on souls. With the help of her mentor, the brooding Lord Carlston, she has to learn how to fight them, while also keeping her secret superhero alter-ego hidden from high society English ton. It's one of those trilogies where...
  • Darque Dreamer
    The Dark Days Deceit was everything I had hoped it would be, and so much more! It was thrilling, heart pounding, and oh so satisfying! Over 530 pages, and I read it in one sitting, it was so good! It was a perfect end to my favorite trilogy, and dare I say, quite possibly lined things up for spin off series (hoping).Lady Helen and Darby have, yet again, braved a "man's world," kicked some ass, and showed those regency period gentleman a thing a o...
  • Elli *Fanatical.Fantasy*
    Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars. Lord Carlston for life.
  • Erin Arkin
    The Dark Days Deceit is the final book in the Lady Helen series by Alison Goodman and if you haven’t read the first two books yet, I’m not sure we can still be friends…just kidding…kind of. I really do wish more people I know would read these books because I love them, and they will be on my favorites shelf forever. For those of you reading who have not read the first two books, please know that I can’t promise not to spoil but no spoi...
  • Allison
  • Laura
    What a brilliant finale to one of my favorite series - The Dark Days Deceit was everything I wanted and more. Everything came together satisfyingly, with some great plot twists and revelations that made me cry both sad and happy tears. It's clear how much Helen and the others have gone through since the first book, and how much she, especially, has grown. Her relationship with Carlston has evolved too, and it was joy to read about their interacti...
  • Emma (howlsmovinglibrary)
    The Lady Helen series has been the odd, obscure hill I will happily die on for nearly three years now, and the final book in the trilogy did nothing to knock it down in my estimations. I found the story's conclusion incredibly satisfying, with so much ground, plot-wise and character development-wise, covered in the final volume. Although one of the plot reveals was something I'd guessed from obsessive rereading, there were several other plot twis...
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    I loved Alison Goodman’s writing in the first two books; but bloody hell, the final instalment of the Lady Helen trilogy was a huge disappointment. I’ll share more of my thoughts later on. PS. I still love Lord Carlston! Lady Helen, on the other hand, can go lick Julia Roberts’ hairy armpits.
  • Tyrese
    My feelings toward Goodman right now...I'm Gonna Fight You GIF from Fistfight GIFsI am so disappointed. Here are the reasons why:1. Completely predictable. I knew who the Grand Deceiver (wait...let me repeat the phrase 20 million more times like in the book) b/c there was no way for Helen to become free otherwise. As the character says in the book, Helen was so afraid of her own powers, she led herself down this dumb path. Her wanting to coalesce...
  • Breanna
    3.5 stars ✨
  • Moona M
    OMG! There is a title and I can't wait to see a cover!
  • Jennifer
    Three years after blowing my mind with The Dark Days Club and almost two years after nearly breaking my heart with the disappointing follow-up The Dark Days Pact, Alison Goodman returns to her gorgeously drawn and demon-rich version of Regency England to conclude the story of Lady Helen Wrexall and her elite cadre of wedding planners.Oh, wait, sorry. I meant demon-hunters. It's an easy mistake to make. When last we saw Lady Helen, she'd pulled he...
  • Pam (YA Escape)
    Really enjoyed this trilogy and the ending was satisfying, although I really wanted an epilogue, it felt a bit abrupt. Also, (view spoiler)[ it was so obvious who one-half of the Grand Deceiver was (I wasn't expecting the other). I didn't think it could be this person because it was so obvious but it actually was. And I wanted more of the friendship between Hammond and Helen, it didn't progress in this book. (hide spoiler)]
  • Alexandra
    3.5 stars... I'm not sure how to feel about this book... slow pace, predictive ending, a much too convenient wrap of the things. It was not bad, but it was certainly not up to my expectations.
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    Complex! Twisty and unexpected! Not enough romance! Badass Lady fighting! Perfect ending to the trilogy, but I’ll miss these characters a whole lot.
  • Jennifer Fner
    Disappointing conclusion to a series that started with such clever promise.This last book in the trilogy believes that death is terrifying panic horror stop run run run -- It is driven by a terror of death, immersed in physical pain, and offers no solace: no love, no laughter, no redemption. It's a dark view of life and an awful one to encounter on Thanksgiving weekend. I wanted to reach out to the author to be sure she's all right.Also, our hero...
  • Trisha
    Lady Helen you are my hero, and a gentlewoman to boot!Highly satisfying resolution.