Storyline Rating : Definitely 5/5 stars, if I could give more….I would.
Series : Book 4 in The Collectors’ Society
Brief Summary from Goodreads :
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.
My Point of View :
This is probably one of the best series of books I’ve ever read in my life. It’s my all time favorite as well. Sequels – at least some of the ones I’ve read, don’t live up to the first book and at times it gets worse from one sequel to the next . The Collectors’ Society series, however, gets better and better from the first till the last book. On top of that, all the books are so well-written that I remember it vividly without having to re-read the previous books in the series before reading the final book -which I admit I have to do most of the time when it comes to any stories that goes beyond a book and have read about a year before the sequel is published.
When I started The Forgotten Mountain, I honestly thought it’s the last book in the series. I mean, books tend to come in trilogies these days. It’s not that I wanted the story to end faster or anything like that. It’s just that I could not bear waiting one LONG year to know what will happen to both Alice and Finn (I STILL ended up waiting one long year….). Nonetheless, Heather Lyons did not disappoint with the final book. The Lost Codex is mind blowing, spellbinding and breathtaking. At least that’s how I would describe it if anyone were to ask me to describe the book without spoiling the story.
If you’re reading this review in order to make up your mind whether or not to read this series, please…..JUST READ IT (that is if romance and fantasy are your cup of tea). But since this is the fourth book, you may be reading this review to find out how it ends whilst waiting to get a copy of the book, well……you won’t get any spoilers (even though I normally do the whole spoiler shebang). You’ll just have to find other reviews for spoilers (*grin*).
P.S. Okay……the Librarian’s identity is finally revealed in this book. Wouldn’t you like to know who she is? Yes? Okay……she’s……………………………………..
Favorite Quote :
“I’m always with you. It is what those who touch lives do, Alice. Hearts are not solid, not really. They are mosaics, cobbled together from pieces we take from life and others. Sometimes, certain pieces fall away. Sometimes, we fill them in with new bits of emotions and life. Sometimes, what is there remains, even if the people we took them from are no longer with us. You see, some pieces are more steadfast than others. Those are the ones that will remain the longest. I am in your heart. You were in mine.”
– Queen of Diamond’s Grand Advisor, The Caterpillar