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The Lost Codex

(The Collectors’ Society #4)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  445 ratings  ·  115 reviews
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.
Published November 7th 2016 by Cerulean Books
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Heather Hi Jamie! Thank you for your kind words. First off, The Lost Codex will be out on Nov 7! Hooray! The idea for this series actually originated from my…moreHi Jamie! Thank you for your kind words. First off, The Lost Codex will be out on Nov 7! Hooray! The idea for this series actually originated from my fanciful daydreams while reading as a child. I often wished that book characters I loved were real, and I wondered what happened after the last page. As an adult, I thought it would be a lot of fun to actually delve into that reality!(less)

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Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

“The beauty of free will is that we can choose whether or not to do what we wish.”

A truly epic series, something unique and original that you don't see very often. Lyons has said this is her ode to literature, and I can see why. From the beginning of the series I was fascinated by the idea of taking characters we know and love from multiple books and stories, and weaving them together to create an action packed adventure, mystery, fantasy series.

I can't say much about the plot, bec
Elena Salvatore
The last book of our buddy read with Irene Sim

This is the fourth and final book in the Collector's Society.
This book was a huge disappointment.
The series started off beeing very promising, as we continued on each book got less exciting than the last.
The story was getting repetitive to a point were it got ridiculous.
Like I've written in my last review, in every book either Alice or Finn get in a mortal danger situation and all the other characters are trying to find a cure, which seems hard to f
Irene Sim
Buddy read with Elena Salvatore

“I have long learned that life, itself, is not easy. It just is. Death is easy, though. There are times when death is necessary, when it is the right choice. And there are other times when it is the coward’s way out.”

After an agonized race through time and worlds, there came the ending. A confusing, unsatisfying ending.
I guess it is the author’s right to choose the easy way out, the one where not many explanations are required, just - magically - the order of thing
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Words are failing me and I don't even know where to begin to start. The Lost Codex is fast paced, heart wrenching, romantic, and the perfect ending to The Collectors' Society series. Heather Lyons will rip your heart of your chest, break it into a thousand pieces, pick those pieces up and put your heart back together except for maybe one piece because she is an evil genius like that. I'm going to veer away from the plot as it is hard to use quotes or even talk about the plot without possibly rui ...more
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I have waited for what feels like a lifetime to discover all the secrets of The Lost Codex and figure out just how Heather Lyons would bring this tale to an end. Now I’m left with the bittersweet emotion of it being over, while trying to formulate words on what I thought, and honestly, the most prominent in my mind are “what a tremendous ride”. This author has taken readers on incredible journeys of love, adventure, and literary memories that had me grinning wider than the Cheshire Cat would hav ...more
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“We are not bound by prophecies, but by choice.”

“His love is so visceral, it marks my skin.”

“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.
Lissa Hawley
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The thing with reviewing the last book in a series is that almost anything you can say is a spoiler.

This book does not deserve to be spoiled. It deserves to be relished.

It is a good book, a great book, a unique book. Expect the unexpected, expect the impossible. Expect tears and joy.

I have said in reviews before that I am a character driven reader, and the characters (especially Alice) don't get any better than this.

You can't read it as a stand alone, go read The Collectors’ Society and make
A disappointing ending to one of my favorite series...3.5 Out Of 5 STARS worth

I wanted to love this…I have loved the first three books in The Collector's Society.  This has always been a uniquely told book series, but this one was just too out there in left field and left me feeling confused and sadly disappointed.  It felt like it dragged a lot of the time and was the longest 411 pages ever.  I've adored these characters and I have been fascinated with the premise, so I tried to let that reflec
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Αυτή η τετραλογία (ιστορία μυστηρίου.με ήρωες λογοτεχνικούς χαρακτήρες) είναι καλογραμμένη κι ενδιαφέρουσα, αλλά το ρομάντζο θα ήταν καλύτερα ή να λείπει ή έστω να είναι λιγότερο μελοδραματικό.
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Warning: To avoid spoilers, do not read this review if you have not read book 3, the Forgotten Mountain.

The magical journey has come to an end. Several months ago, upon the recommendation of a couple readers in one of my FB groups, I fell down the rabbit hole. Four books and 1000 or so pages later, I have resurfaced. But I want to go back. On the outset, this series was complex, filled with book timelines, catalysts, and 2 villains. From there the storyline expanded to more villians, bigger vill
Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

I'm torn. This book was utterly fantastic (the action, the heartbreak, and hope of these characters...) but I'm sad this journey is over. I have loved following Alice and Finn. I'm going to miss these characters and their literary adventures.

So much happens in this last entry in the series. Alice proves why Wonderland crowned her Queen. She was the heart and hidden strength of the Collector's Society when they desperately needed one. She wa
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I want more!!!!

Alice Liddell can't remember her past. Set to marry Jace, the White King, in Wonderland, she can't help but think that it feels WRONG. He's not the one she's supposed to be with. He's not the one who she dreams of. But she has no idea who is. Her heart finally remembers Finn Van Brunt, the man she loves desperately, and she knows she must return to him somehow. But the Piper, the 13th witch and their Chosen are relentless in their determination to eradicate Timelines and the memb
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 amazing stars

A ver, si yo quería darle las five stars redondas, de verdad que sí, pero esperaba demasiado de esta última parte y, aunque no ha estado nada mal (a la altura de las anteriores), las expectativas me han acabado jodiendo el hype poco a poco. Como siempre. Bueno, vamos a ver cómo ha ido el tema en esta última entrega.

He de decir que, al principio, me estaba pareciendo un poco lento; la historia no acababa de arrancar. Sin embargo, después de algunos capítulos de introducción (y lo
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! This book was AH-MAZ-ING!!! I am totally not surprised of course...Heather Lyons paints such magical worlds and has you falling in to them so easily.
With this being the 4th book in The Collector's Society series I will keep this rather brief. I can't give too much for I do NOT want to spoil anything for other readers.
I absolutely LOVE this series and was biting my nails waiting for the next one to release. I could never guess where Heather Lyons was going to take us with these complex and
The Lost Codex was a solid ending to the fantastical Collectors’ Society, but sadly lacking the emotional impact I was hoping for. The first two books of the series were outstanding while, for me at least, the final books sort of lost that original magic for one reason or another. This is of course, just my opinion.

As a whole however, this series stands far superior to many others of its kind and Heather Lyons should be commended for she has accomplished here. I know I personally will always hol
Cocktails and Books
I'm torn. This book was utterly fantastic (the action, the heartbreak, and hope of these characters...) but I'm sad this journey is over. I have loved following Alice and Finn. I'm going to miss these characters and their literary adventures.

Full review to come.
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this slowly as I did not want the series to end. I adore this whole series and this book was no differently. I like the unique twist to the ending.
Cassie C
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come!

Update 2/22/17:


I don't even know where to begin with this review because words are failing me. This book was perfect in so many ways that it's hard to tell you just how amazing Heather Lyons' story is. There are plenty of reasons why you should read this book (and this series in general), but the main reason is because Heather Lyons takes you on an adventure that you will never forget! I had very high expectations going into this book and I honestly wasn't ready to say goodbye to
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** NA Review My Thoughts

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 and my review of The Forgotten Mountain HERE. These books need to be read in order.
The Lost Codex is the fourth and final book in the New Adult Fantasy Series, The Collectors' Society. I was so freakin'

Nov 10, 2016 rated it liked it
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This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

3.5 stars

Oh The Lost Codex. I feel like I have been waiting for this book forever, and I only starting reading this series just as The Forgotten Mountain came out. As a side note you should have read the prior three books before this one. These are not stand alone stories. This is the continuation of the last book and picks up right where that one left off.

One of my favorite things about this series is Alice. I heart Alice so so much. She is by
Epic, emotional, and exciting! Definitely a hit in my book.

I received an ARC for an honest review. Full review will come during the tour.
Nicole Hewitt
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I’ve been so excited to read this final installment of The Collectors’ Society Series, hoping that Lyons would wrap it all up in a way that did justice to these amazing characters she’s created—and I definitely got my wish!

This book takes us back to Wonderland, where it all started and where Alice and company finally face off with the Piper and the other big bads in the story. The results were explosive (quite literall
Bff Book Blog
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading The Lost Codex. This book left my head and my heart in a tangled mess. I'm so in love with this series. I'm so happy with the way it has ended, but I'm so, so sad that it is over.

Heather Lyons is an absolute master of words and characters and stories. This series is so rich and complex that I don't even know where to begin in describing my affection. The book, really the entire series, is the best of all the reasons I read books:

1. The premise...our favorite characters li
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A bombastic, drama induced finale to this very cherished series. Lyons pulled all the brilliant parts together and upped her game once more.

After the monstrous cliffhanger she left us with, hanging in limbo and anxious whatd happen, she quickly brought the story back on track.
I was a tad worried, considering the length of the book that it might drag a bit, while connecting the mess of #3 with the last, missing pieces of the story. I worried in vain, though. The pace never wavered and once I th
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
The Lost Codex will take you on an emotional journey as Alice fights to save the people she loves from a madman bent on destroying it all. It is a heart pounding, pedal to the metal ride from start to finish and the perfect ending to this amazing series.

What I have loved about this series is Alice. We all know the girl in the book, but this series introduces us to the women that is Alice. A women who longs for adventure and purpose, but is willing to sacrifice all to save he people. We first m
Evelyn Torres
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I must admit I was terrified going into this book. Only because I love this series so much and I knew this could possibly be the last book. But Heather Lyons ROCKED IT! I laughed and cried while reading the journey that Heather has shared with us. It's an invitation to join an amazing adventures in to the world of books and the characters we all fell in love with many years ago! I truly recommend this book. Alice and Finn take us on an unexpected journey through timelines and Wonderland. If you ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Whoa. What a ride. That was a roller coaster of a series - romantic, suspenseful, action-packed, it had it all. Book 4 did not disappoint and it was a great ending to an amazing series. This author can do no wrong - love her books!
I do not even know where to begin and I am afraid that, while I want to say so many things about this book, this review will be oddly short for me. It will be short because Heather Lyons has given me a series that has brought me so much wonder and enjoyment; so many heart gripping (even stopping at times), swoon worthy, tear worthy moments these past two years that I am at a significant loss for words. I remember saying in my first review that surely Heather had to have a madness about her becau ...more
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

I have an indescribable amount of respect for all authors – to be able to imagine such unique characters, worlds, and plot lines is an incredible talent. The ability to translate these imaginings into words that suck readers worldwide into the pages, is nothing short of remarkable in my opinion. That being said, my respect for Heather Lyons reaches a whole new leve
Tina Lynne
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The beauty of the Collectors' Society is that literally anything could happen. Heather Lyons brings to life a series that cannot be predicted, no matter how hard you try. There are twists and turns, moments of bliss and moments of absolute tragedy and pain. The Lost Codex, is a stunning conclusion to this series. I am so sad to see it end. I wanted more books filled with infinite adventures of those in the Society, to see them grow and love and live life. Yet alas, all of the best things come to ...more
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