Lady Helen trilogy by Alison Goodman

Lady Helen trilogy was released by Viking from 2016 onward with an installment every year. You will find reviews for books one and two on this website. It is very difficult to review the third installment in a trilogy without giving things away so I have decided to review the series as a whole.

Goodman’s research is expansive and easily seen in the details that bring Lady Helen’s world to life. The clothing, the culture, the rites and rituals of high society all feels so close to life. Goodman’s worldbuilding and fantasy, too, are carefully thought out with no holes for logic to escape. What I particularly liked about this series is how immersive it is. The feminism in it is true to its time and articulated brilliantly at times. The chemistry between Helen and Carlston is *fans self*.

The plot twists are numerous and the story keeps you wondering. I did guess who the eventual person…villain was in book one though so I did feel that the protagonists not even questioning him was a bit odd. I mean, it was obvious. No one is that perfect. But that just may be.

If you are in the mood for something historical with a female protagonist who is smart and deadly, with smoldering romance, you should give this series a try. You might lose hours if not days sunk into the glory of the world Goodman has created.

Review: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman

Review: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman

Hardcover, 496 pages Expected publication: January 26th 2016 by Razorbill Source: Publisher Another man stepped out from the undergrowth. This time, Helen recognized the tall lean figure. He waited for them to approach, arms folded across the front capes of his great-coat. He did not wear a hat, and the light from the lamp above […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favourite Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by BrokeandtheBookish.com Janet I don’t know about all time, but here are some authors for whom I have a long-standing (and some of more recent but no less fervent) admiration. Diana Wynne Jones, author of Howl’s Moving Castle, Hexwood, Deep Secret, the Dalemark Quartet, and the Chrestomanci series – among other novels […]