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The Forgotten Mountain

(The Collectors’ Society #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  762 ratings  ·  142 reviews
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
Published June 25th 2015 by CeruleanBooks (first published June 9th 2015)
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars!

“Madness—that old, dear friend of mine—has come home for a visit. And I welcome its return with open arms.”

In this third installment in The Collector's Society series, Alice of Wonderland must act fast in order to save those closest to her. Things become more dangerous as the members of the society uncover more truths, and unexpected information comes forth about those who have acted against them and seek to do more harm.

It's up to Alice and her people to find more answers and to
Elena Salvatore
Buddy read with Irene Sim

“Madness—that old, dear friend of mine—has come home for a visit. And I welcome its return with open arms.”

Yeah... this book wasn't better than the last one.

In this we finally find out who the villain is but his motive behind all this is still a mystery to us.
At this point this series is getting ridiculously repetitive.
We seek answers to our questions but we get sidetracked by other things, mainly we're faced again with one of our main characters beeing in mortal danger
Apr 19, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: stuff-i-wrote
(author review) Big stuff goes down in this one! ;)
Irene Sim
Buddy read with Elena Salvatore

For Readathon 2017: 43/53
In the category "A book from a publishing house you haven't read before"

“True love encourages you to live.”

This book was probably my most favorite of the series. It was all about the fairy tales, we all grew up with, but painted with darker shades and I loved them. And what all fairy tales have in common is how they demonstrate the power of true love and true love’s kiss.

Finn and Alice are in the forefront of the story, their relationship s
Yvonne (bookishpanda)

Oh my god. I already declared my undying love to Heather Lyons in every one of my previous reviews but I just have to say it again ... this woman? SHE'S FREAKING AMAZING. Heather is one of the nicest and sweetest authors I've ever had "contact" with. Sadly, I haven't met her yet (sometime in the future, I hope!) but I bet she's as great in real life as on the internet.

My personal experience with trilogies or longer series is that they usually tend to get a bit boring after the first book, if
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Not all fairy tales have happy endings, this much is true. There are times when the innocent suffer, the good are defeated, and evil and wickedness reign supreme. I refuse to allow such an ending to this fairy tale, or my own. I cannot fail in this quest. None of us can.”

Once again, Heather Lyons has managed to leave me speechless. I am sitting here, struggling to put my thoughts and emotions into words. This is one of those books that I knew when I got it in my hands that it was going to be EP
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first two books. If you are new to the series, check out my review of The Collectors' Society HERE and my review of the Hidden Library HERE. These books need to be read in order.
The Forgotten Mountain is the third book in the New Adult Fantasy Series, The Collectors' Society. And I have to first mention how much I love these covers. They are s

Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-stars-2015
This series keeps getting better and better!
The Book Trollop
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
By the end of this book, I was rocking in a corner, pulling my hair out... Alice style.

Seriously, Lyons, do we have to have this discussion of leaving me hanging, AGAIN?? You evil, sadistic woman, who happens to be enormously talented!!

Sigh, even though I think you are evil, I am so glad you are on this planet to give me some great drugs to get lost in. Total oblivion is achieved while reading your books, and even if you leave me cussing you out and cursing your existence, I am always itching

After the Kindle tossing cliffhanger from The Hidden Library, I have waited on bated breath for the continuation of Alice, Finn, and gang. This book resumes shortly after the end of THL. Like its predecessors, there is nonstop action from the first page until the last. Alice is on a rampage and will do anything to find out Gabe’s true identity. Despite all odds, she also believes she will find Finn and Victor. She is fiercely determined and lets no one stand in her way. It’s one of the many t
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Warning: To avoid spoilers, do not read this review unless you've read book 2, the Hidden Library.

The one good thing about binge on a series that is already completed, is you don't have to deal with the reader withdrawal/angst following a cliffhanger. You just start the next book. And that's exactly what I did at the end of book two.

To recap, 3 huge things happened:
Finn was stabbed with a glowing sword.
The catalyst for the story Finn and Victor were in, was destroyed.
Finn and Victor ent
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I love how I am on this amazing roller coaster... That I keep looking toward that amazing finish yet there are so many fantastic thrills to keep us entertained..Each book in The Collector's Society has thrilled me so much and I keep thinking I will get an idea of how this will end...yet..even though I get some answers, I am still at a loss at how all this will wrap up...and that leaves me so excited...

The Forgotten Mountain gives us some pretty big shocks and surprises. You slowly keep putting t
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ya and adults
I loved the first two books and had to dive right into this one.

"Each of us here has a story, but it may not be the one you think you know...."

Truer words have never been spoken...This author does a fabulous job on depicting how these magnificent classical stories will turn out and brought to life. This author also did a lot of research of each character to carefully make sure nothing was out of place with the original classics that are featured in this magnificent, mystical, magical, and we'll
Apr 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
AHHH!! The cover is so beautiful!!!
I'm so excited! And I need more of Finn asap ♥
★¸¸.•*¨*•★ Spoiler Free Review★•*¨*•.¸¸★

Format read: Unabridged Audiobook via Audible’s Romance Package Membership
Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
Release Date: 06-14-17
Publisher: Audible Studios
Writing style: Dual POVs
Cover design: Every single one of these covers are so well done. I love it!

Overall ★★★★★
This was such an engrossing and quick read. I finished it in 24 hours which is a rare thing for me to do.

Performances ★★★★★ Gemma Dawson continued her excellent voi
Nicole M. Hewitt
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I feel like I’m starting to repeat myself when it comes to these books. It’s impossible to describe how incredibly smart, heart-wrenching, pulse-pounding, romantic and full of humor the books in this series are! If you are 18+ and you are even remotely interested in any type of retelling, I am telling you to read these books NOW! You will not be sorry!!


Everything I loved about the first two books.
I know t
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"Coincidences, the Caterpillar used to tell me, are never really coincidental at all."

NO NO NO NO!!!!! The book can't end like this!!!!! Oooh, you're a devious one, Ms. Lyons.

When last we met Alice (yes, that Alice), and Finn (as in Huckleberry), the couple was separated by space and time, danger a palpable thing in both worlds. Finn and Victor are trying to find a way back to present day NYC, while Alice and Mary refuse to give up the hunt, even though everyone else at the Collectors' Society

Book Title: The Forgotten Mountain
Author: Heather Lyons
Series: The Collector's Society #3
Genre: Adult, Time-Travel, Fantasy
Source: Own Kindle E-Book

House on a Hill by The Pretty Reckless
--some of the lyrics for this song…
Living, living still, their intention is to kill and they will, they will
But the children are doing fine, I think about them all the time
Until they drink the wine and they will, they will, they will
In this house on a hill
The dead are liv
Maria's Book Blog
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is why I love reading!!! This. Series. Right. Here.

I continue to be amazed by Heather Lyons’ imagination. Each new revelation blows my mind and leaves me in complete awe of this author. There’s so much detail, and so many twists and turns. These books are without a doubt highly addictive page turners!! Ms. Lyons has created such an elaborate fictional world using a cast of classic fictional favorites. I love when new characters are introduced, it’s like being on one of those celebrity spot
❤ Jane ❤
(See review with GIFs here.)

So I was on my way home from work, reading innocently on the train when I turned the page and was greeted by the words “A Bibliography”. I barely whispered “WTF” when it started to sink in that I alREADY FINISHED THE BOOK!

Now excuse me while I arrange my bedraggled thoughts.

I am deeply grateful the day I decided that I would review the first book in the series, The Collectors’ Society. As a matter of fact, this is one of my favourite underrated series out there.

If yo
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-na-wishlist
I seriously cannot get enough of this series, while simultaneously needing it to end so I can be at peace ;) Have you guys seen the TV series Once Upon A Time; my youngest daughter and I are a little obsessed with it, we sit on the sofa analysing the storylines and characters, matching them to the stories we love. The Collectors Society series has the same effect. As I am reading I am guessing which character comes from which book, where their stories originate from and how they fit into the cur ...more
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My goodness…I’m exhausted and exhilarated at that same time. What Ms. Lyons can do with just a few simple words on a page is amazing! I willingly climbed onto the roller coaster and let her take control. The intense emotions, the speed of the storyline, and fierceness of the characters stole my breath away. Oh my how I love this series!

I don’t even know what to say about this book other than to tell you that if you’re not reading this series you are doing yourself a disservice. The creativity of
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Heather's writting continues to amaze each and everytime, just when I think that this is it the author adds another element into the book and shock me once again! The book is very complex but the author puts it all together so effortlessly that it is just flows so well!The heroine in this book needs no prince charming to save her, she saves and protects herself! Alice has all the best qualities a heroine can have is fierce, loyal, smart, and loves fearlessly! The amazing side characters this boo ...more
Monique V
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Do you like fairytales? Do you like incredible fast paced action? Kick-butt female characters? Do you like feeling like you are in a movie while reading? Do you like spider assassins? If your answer was yes to any of the questions then read this series because this series has a little bit of everything. In fact this series is one of the most original and complex series I have ever read!

I am a big fan of the show Once upon a time, and this series remind

May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think Heather Lyons can't possibly outdo herself ... she does. The Forgotten Mountain is a perfect addition to a spectacular series. Heather continues to amaze me with her creativity, words, heroes, villains and epic love stories.

We join Alice just after the chaos and insanity that was the ending of The Hidden Library. What has become of everyone? Who is injured? What happened?! Thankfully Alice takes us on a journey like no other.

I find it almost impossible to to give a review wit
The Forgotten Mountain is Heather Lyons' ninth published book - and I've read all nine of her books and each and every one is an epic win. I'm actually getting to a point where I can't formulate words to describe how amazing Heather and her books are - or I repeat the same things I've said in every single review of her books, but they're all still 100% true - Heather is an amazing writer and storyteller. She creates amazing worlds that feel real and multi-dimensional characters that feel like re ...more
Cassie C
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After I'm done rocking in the corner from the ending of this book, I'll write my review

Update 8/16/15:

After that awful cliffhanger ending in The Hidden Library, I was more than ready to read the third book in The Collectors' Society series. Basically, I was looking like this


Heather Lyons has once again amazed me, and she has once again caused me great pain (both good and bad) after finishing The Forgotten Mountain. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, and continues to amaze me wit
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars.

This third installment in The Collectors’ Society took me on a wild ride, through great adventures that made my heart and mind sing, and left me in a state of confusion and anxiety that I’m sure I’ll have little hair left from tugging if I don’t get the final book ASAP!

The Forgotten Mountain picked up right where The Hidden Library ended – with the Society in shambles after it was infiltrated by an unlikely villain. I was out of my mind with worry because my favorites were left in peri
Angela Cramer
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it

*** I received an ARC copy of The Forgotten Mountain from Heather Lyons via InkSlinger PR for an honest review.***

As the primary behind Evermore Books, I am charged with assigning reviews, per each reviewers preferred genre and time available. When The Forgotten Mountain crossed my path, I was so intrigued by the blurb, I kept it for myself. Normally, we would have passed on a third installment when the first two had not yet been read, but I gave it a shot.

Although some of the past was ha
Veronica of V's Reads
4.5 Stars. This is the third book in a series, and should be read in order.

At the end of the last book, Alice and Mary Lennox (of The Secret Garden) are on the hunt for their loves: Finn (of Huckleberry Finn) and Victor (son of Dr. Frankenstein), adopted brothers who may have perished when the book world in which they were chasing known killer Sweeney Todd was destroyed. Against all odds, Alice believes Finn to be alive; she has lost love before, and regained it with Finn. She will stop at noth
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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 the ...more

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