THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY SERIES BY HEATHER LYONS
✿ THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY (The Collectors’ Society, #1)
From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.
After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.
It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?
* This is the first book in the adult romance/fairy tale Collectors’ Society series.
✿ THE HIDDEN LIBRARY (The Collectors’ Society, #2)
Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . .
Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.
On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.
Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.
* This is the second book in the adult romance/fairy tale Collectors’ Society series.
✿ THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN (The Collectors’ Society, #3)
After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.
Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.
Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives, Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.
Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.
✿ THE LOST CODEX (The Collectors’ Society, #4 / coming soon!)
Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.
An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.
Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.
Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.
For what is written can still be erased.
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I really hate to say this, but I tried to read the Collectors’ Society by Heather Lyons and could only get half way through the first book. I know many of you will read this review and think at this point, this one’s off my list, but I beg of you to finish the review. Just because a book isn’t right for one person doesn’t make it wrong for all readers. So here is my bias and why I lost interest.
It seems to be a great story line. In it, it is believed that all great novels represent an alternate timeline from the one they were written in. In these alternate timelines, the book characters are real. When timelines or books, as we would call them, start to disappear a secret society of characters is put together to figure out what is causing these timelines to disappear and figure out how to stop the end of classic literature as we know it. All in all, should be a great story. But she started with Alice from “Alice in Wonderland” as the lead character and this is where I get lost. (Like how I did that, I get lost, just like Alice got lost in Wonderland.) I didn’t really ever like Alice in Wonderland and contrary to my reading habits, I haven’t read all that many of the classics. And I certainly haven’t read them twice. Collectors’ Society is full of references to classic well loved novels that just don’t spark my imagination.
So for those two reasons, I wasn’t able to get past book one. Now to say this is the same for everyone, would really be making me “God Like.” I know I’m good, but not the great. There are lots of other readers in the world, and I’m sure many of you should and hopefully will pick up this novel and find it engaging and give it rave reviews.
Now you know my bias, I’m not saying don’t read this one, I’m just telling you the person I think that would like this novel is someone who loves classic fiction, wants to know the characters better, likes space time travel, and to start off with, can’t get enough of Alice in Wonderland. So again I say “Happy Reading.”
~ Fly Girl
Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.