The Lost Codex
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.
“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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
“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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Full review to come.
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 ...more
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'
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 ...more
I received an ARC for an honest review. Full review will come during the tour.
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more