The Dark Days Deceit
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 blo ...more
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
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, walking, wedding preparations then more talking. An
Book One - The Dark Days Club - was sooooooo good! I need the sequel, and this one!
This is still one of my f ...more
It's one of those trilogies where each book builds on the one before it, and makes t ...more
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 ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
The Dark Days Deceit, by author Alison Goodman, is the third and final installment in the Lady Helen series. This series is set in 1812, during what is called the Regency Era. It is a blend of the Regency Era, along with the supernatural. Lady Helen Wrexhall has spent the past 6 months training to be a warrior, often masquerading as a man since women doing men's work is frowned upon. She, along with ...more
Lady Helen and Darby have, yet again, braved a "man's world," kicked some ass, and showed those regency period gentleman a thing a or two about what women are capable of. They were b ...more
However, Helen and Lord Carlston have become rather lackluster as individuals and as a couple, which is such a disappointment b/c I felt like they at least had potential in the first book.
Interesting plot twists especially towards the end of the book. (view spoiler)[Totally suspected Delia - but I bega ...more
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.
I 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 to society in the first two books makes sense as ...more
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.
Oh, wait, sorry. I meant demon-hunters.
It's an easy mistake to make. When last we saw Lady Helen, she'd pulled her partner - smolderer-in-chief William, Earl of Ca ...more
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series. It's my favourite in the whole world (right after Harry Potter, but, you can't really count Harry, because it wouldn't be fair). It has everything: awesome heroine, society events, beautiful gowns, evil creatures, fighting, saving the world, romance, chivalrous Lords and charismatic Dukes.
If I had one realistic Christmas wish which could come true, it would be so Lady Helen books get more attention and are tr ...more
Her relationship with Carlston has evolved too, and it was joy to read about their interactions - not only because of the aching slow burn rom ...more
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 twists I had in no way anticipated.
My only mild annoya ...more
I can't believe that they're closing out the trilogy with this ugly cover.
The first 1/3 of this book was simply tedious, though probably tediously historically accurate. Hel ...more