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 threatens to throw mankind into chaos. But the heinous death-soaked Ligatus Helen has absorbed is tearing a rift in her mind. Its power, if unleashed, will annihilate both Helen and Carlston unless they can find a way to harness its ghastly force and defeat their enemy.In the final book of the trilogy that began with THE DARK DAYS CLUB and continued with THE DARK DAYS PACT, the intrepid Lady Helen's story hurtles to a shocking conclusion full of action, heartbreak, and betrayal.

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

TitleThe Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 20th, 2018
PublisherViking Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780670785490
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal

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

  • mith
    January 1, 1970
    yeah, no offence, but the covers in this series are terrible.and even WORSE is that it's coming out in november---THIS IS CALLED THE DARK DAYS DECEIT and i just saw Sept. 2018 so i'll be in my grave until then.---when will I GET SOME NEWS
  • Alyssa
    January 1, 1970
    EDIT, January 21st, 2017 --- Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. This book is incredibly far away. HOW can I wait, after that ending (The Dark Days Pact)!? Tell me it isn't so...Book One - The Dark Days Club - was sooooooo good! I need the sequel, and this one!
  • Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
    January 1, 1970
    Very excited for this book, but the cover is so terrible. Probably the worst yet in the series and that's such a shame since the US cover of book one was very beautiful and elegant (fitted the story better too). Now I'm glad that I own the UK versions tho. Hopefully the UK cover for this one will be better!
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  • Lauren James
    January 1, 1970
    High octane demon-fighting, Regency social politics, angst-ridden romance and the best heroine of all time - I could read about Lady Helen forever.
  • Diana (booksinarmor)
    January 1, 1970
    wHEN WILL i GET some NEWS? I'm really super excited for this book? But how can I wait until 2018?I'm waiting for a COVER OR A TITLE?I need SOOOMMMMEEE NEWS?AFTER THE ENDING?
  • Kalie
    January 1, 1970
    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 published until November and b). far too few have read the f 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 published until November and b). far too few have read the first two installments anyway. THE DARK DAYS series is legitimately one of my favorite historical fantasies. I’m always wary of bestowing such honorifics on series that are unfinished. However, now that I have read the complete series, I can say this with definitive measure. If you’ve ever wondered what a Jane Austen would be like if it contained a paranormal/supernatural element (but, you know, was actually good unlike some well-known books I could name), this is for you. Everything is so meticulously well-researched down to every little detail that I would like to commend Alison Goodman for that alone if everything else weren’t also of exceptional merit. I cannot overstate it enough. All of those details reel you in to the setting, fully immersing you into the time and place and then WHAM! smacking you full force with the fantastical elements that end up woven rather seamlessly throughout the narrative. How well-researched this series is might be my favorite thing about it, to be honest - and I love A LOT of things about it, no less the vibrant characters and a delicious, simmering, slow-burn romance full of tension and mutual aching (my weakness oh no!). There is something for everyone to enjoy from the thrilling action to the history to the unique magical qualities to the aforementioned romance to a bevy of other great relationships and, yes, especially Helen, our protagonist.Helen’s development and progression from the beginning of book one to the end of this one was not only a genuine treat, but earned as well. I’ve never been more fond of a fictional character and their trajectory. And it’s so satisfying! THE DARK DAYS DECEIT as a whole is satisfying and certainly one of the better series conclusions I’ve read so far this year. Sure, some of the major reveals were ones I called long ago. However, there were enough surprises and charm that my overall enjoyment never felt derailed. I love that I will be able to look back on this series with fondness rather than retroactive ambivalence due to a failure to stick the final landing. I AM SO RELIEVED. I will also, of course, be spending the next several months leading up to this book’s release politely shoving this series on every soul I encounter in my bookstore (thankfully, I get paid to push books on people and it is the BEST) because, again, everyone should stop sleeping on it. So really. Get on it. I’m doing you a favor, truly.P.S. (view spoiler)[There’s also room somewhere for an epilogue/continuation? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. I would love nothing more. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    January 1, 1970
    While I wasn't a fan of the first two book covers, I quite like this one.ALSO, it's the FINALE. Be still, my heart.If Carlston and Helen don't get together, THERE WILL BE WORDS. If one of them dies, THERE WILL BE ANGRY WORDS.
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    January 1, 1970
    Complex! Twisty and unexpected! Not enough romance! Badass Lady fighting! Perfect ending to the trilogy, but I’ll miss these characters a whole lot.
  • Ashton Mcneese
    January 1, 1970
    Edit: 2/10/18GUYS! IT HAS A TITLE NOW! And she's gave us a release month! Alison hasn't updated her blog yet but you can go on her socials and see! I will honestly buy LD3 the day it is released. I will probably dedicate two days just to reading it. Maybe 3 since it will be the longest (and last) of the series. I am honestly so exicted and counting down the days until I can get this book!A year away?! I guess it could be worse. I honestly can't wait to get my hands on this book! The ending to th Edit: 2/10/18GUYS! IT HAS A TITLE NOW! And she's gave us a release month! Alison hasn't updated her blog yet but you can go on her socials and see! I will honestly buy LD3 the day it is released. I will probably dedicate two days just to reading it. Maybe 3 since it will be the longest (and last) of the series. I am honestly so exicted and counting down the days until I can get this book!A year away?! I guess it could be worse. I honestly can't wait to get my hands on this book! The ending to the second book literally killed me. I'm a Lord Carlston fan so you know who I'm rooting for. I hope we get some HelenxWilliam romancy actions; and I don't trust the Duke. Never have, never will. Until I'm proven wrong, I think he's apart of the "rise of evil." I hope Carlston swoops in and whisks Helen off of her feet and they save the day and a certain ban is lifted. Or they say hell to it and just gets married anyway. (after William figures out his little sticky situation) Anyway, I honestly can't wait. I need snippets and teasers. Allison, you have a very impatient fanbase waiting for you to give us something. But this is worth the wait.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I need this book more than anything else in the world right now
  • Moona M
    January 1, 1970
    OMG! There is a title and I can't wait to see a cover!
  • Lona
    January 1, 1970
    Didn't Beau Brummell fall out of favor with the Prinny in real life?? Does this mean he might be the Grand Deceiver?? Also, we didn't see him at all in the second book, so was he off planning his rise of evil???
  • Erin Arkin
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Breanna
    January 1, 1970
    NOVEMBER?! *weeps*
  • Lara
    January 1, 1970
    IT HAS A COVER AHHHHHHHHHHH I'M NOT R E A D Y WHAT IF THIS BREAKS MY HEART
  • Lola123
    January 1, 1970
    Me: knock knockDuke of Selburn: Who’s there?Me: GetDuke of Selburn: Get who?Me: GET LOST!!
  • Minx Laura
    January 1, 1970
    i neeeeed this book NOW! Ahhh !! love this series x
  • Geekyeram
    January 1, 1970
    how do you expect me to wait till 2018 after that ending in the sequel????? HOWW??
  • Mic
    January 1, 1970
    SOMEONE TELL ME SOMETHING I AM DESPERATE
  • Adelaide
    January 1, 1970
    Great! The Dark Days Deceit offers an adequate -and partially open- ending to the trilogy.Nevertheless, there are a few inconsistencies between what we know from the first books, an additional information about (view spoiler)[the Colligat (hide spoiler)] and one of the final explanations about (view spoiler)[the Deceivers' overall plan (hide spoiler)] -explanations which could have come with more details. A bit frustrating if you like when everything fits perfectly!NB: I read an ARC.
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  • jolie
    January 1, 1970
    p-please give this to me how many times do i have to reread the first two books
  • Noël Hungerford
    January 1, 1970
    Can it be 2018 now???
  • carnovalesque
    January 1, 1970
    dear god this cover is SO TERRIBLE and so is the cover for the second book, frankly...like i would one day love to own these books and yet???? how can i have this monstrosity on my bookshelf??
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