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Penguin Young Readers Blog Tour: The Dark Days Campaign (The Dark Days Deceit, Book 3)

The release date for book 3 in The Dark Days Club series, The Dark Days Deceit (November 20th, 2018) is almost upon us! To celebrate the upcoming book, Viking and Penguin decided to set a re-read campaign (for books 1 and 2) to get ready for the highly anticipated 3rd book! Below you will find my review for the highly anticipated 3rd, and final, book of the trilogy and a mood board inspired by the book!

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The Book:

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Book Title: The Dark Days Deceit

Book Author: Alison Goodman

Genre: YA Fantasy/ Historical Fiction

Publishing Date: November 20th, 2018

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Date Read: November 11th, 2018

Synopsis:  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.

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The Review:

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 or two about what women are capable of. They were brave and daring and really brought the story to life, once again. Along with my favorite seductive, mysterious, dark gentleman, Carlston, the Dark Days Club brought me back to a dangerous world of proper society, and deceivers.

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Everything lined up so nicely in this one. Alison did not leave out any recapping details, so I did not feel like I forgot anything from the first two books. She also made sure the little details that connected all three books existed. It was all those little details, and the flow of the story that made this such a successful ending to an already amazing trilogy!


There was danger, passion, intrigue, and surprises galore. It was a perilous conclusion, and also a romantic beginning, for certain characters and story lines, as well as a journey of self discovery for a few of them. There was love, loss, betrayal, and tests of friendship. It was glorious! There was so much tension and buildup, and the ending was so satisfying!

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I loved it! I only wish it didn’t have to end. The Dark Days Club was an amazing first book. The Dark Days Pact only got better, and The Dark Days Deceit was absolutely incredible and exciting! Alison introduced me to a historically accurate world with a big supernatural twist, so it still felt real and possible. I could feel the danger and intensity throughout the trilogy and I fell in love with the characters. I couldn’t have asked for a better story and atmosphere!

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Thank you to the publisher for providing me with this free ARC in exchange for my honest review, and as part of the blog tour.

(Gifs found on Google)

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Mood Board:

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(Photos Found on Pinterest)

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About the Author:

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Alison Goodman writes in a variety of genres, ranging from the genre-bending DARK DAYS CLUB titles, to the EON/EONA fantasy duology, to the YA science fiction thriller SINGING THE DOGSTAR BLUES. She was a D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne Universtiy, holds a master of arts degree, and mentors emerging writers. A long-time lover of the Regency period, she has a treasure trove of material to be viewed at She is online at and on Twitter @AlisonGoodman.

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Tour Schedule:


September 10 – The Eater of Books – Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Read The Dark Days Club

September 11 – @darkfaerietales – Creative Instagram Picture

September 12 – Darque Dreamer Reads – Review with gifs + Moodboard

September 13 – My Friends are Fiction – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

September 14 – By Hook Or By Book – Review with gifs


October 8 – The Eater of Books – Moodboard

October 9 – @darkfaerietales – Creative Instagram Picture

October 10 – Darque Dreamer Reads – Review with gifs + Moodboard

October 11 – My Friends are Fiction – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

October 12 – By Hook Or By Book – Review with gifs


November 12 – The Eater of Books – Favorite Quotes

November 13 – @darkfaerietales – Creative Instagram Picture

November 14 – Darque Dreamer Reads – Review with gifs + Moodboard

November 15 – My Friends are Fiction – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

November 16 – By Hook Or By Book – Review with gifs

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16 thoughts on “Penguin Young Readers Blog Tour: The Dark Days Campaign (The Dark Days Deceit, Book 3)

  1. Darque, you read the most awesome books. I am going to sit down one day, open your blog and write down names of all the books you have reviewed… I am sure that would require another lifetime to read, but I sure can try…
    Fab review girl. You are pretty awesome 😘😘😍😍

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  2. Hey! Sorry it’s been so long! I got so far behind on blogging and then got so overwhelmed trying to catch up! So long story short – I’m not catching up. I’m wiping the slate clean and starting again from now! These books are on my TBR and I’m glad you loved them. I LOVED the gifs you used in your review and I also love that mood board! Stunning!

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    1. I know the feeling! I am behind now too. With trying to stay moving around all day and exercising 6 days a week, it gets hard to sit for hours blog hopping, so I understand! I really hope you give this trilogy a read and love it because it’s my favorite! ❤

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