Storyline Rating : 5/5 stars
Brief Summary from Goodreads :
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?
My Point of View :
This is officially one of my favorite series (I haven’t even finish the series yet). The synopsis got my attention almost immediately as I thought it’s going to be something akin to Splintered by A.G. Howard – you know the whole Alice in Wonderland with a twist kind of story. And you can’t the deny that the cover isn’t beautiful….because it is! It’s purple too! My favorite color! Ok….I’m raving too much. Ahem…so….I’m sorry that I didn’t pay much attention to the part where the synopsis states “members confirm that famous stories…etc…”, so I was most surprised to see so many different famous characters from famous books.
The Collector’s Society is a secret society of main characters from famous storybooks (ex, Finn from Huckleberry Finn, Brom Bone from the Legend of Sleepy Hollows…etc.) as their members. In this story, there is a villian somehow deleting Timeline (the different storybook world) by destroying catalyst (the key item from the story) from the story. Here, the main character, Alice is trying to acquire her Crown (the catalyst) to prevent her world from being destroy.
Well….that’s just the gist of it. It’s really hard to explain the intricate workings of the story. One really have to read it without skipping to really get the whole story. It’s friggin (pardon my French) mind-blowing the way the author weave the different characters from different storybooks into one singular story-line.
It’s worth reading if you love classics/fairytales.
P.S. I read the synopsis of the third book that there’s gonna be Grimm Brothers too. Damn………..can’t wait for that one but first, let me finish the second book.
Favorite Quote : None from this book