Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

The Hidden Library
Author: Heather Lyons
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Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . .

Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.

On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.

Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.


I was given the opportunity to read this book early. Thank you!

I have to say The Collector’s Society was such an original book that I was really happy that it was getting a sequel. With that being said; I absolutely loved this book. It continued with its original feel and I was so happy with that. With this book, unlike the first one, it’s told from Alice and Finn’s point of view. I thought this was great because we were able to really get a feel of his emotions this way. The two of them seem to fit together so well. They have such a crazy connection and this allows them to work and trust each other immensely.

As with the first one, they are still put their lives on the line to save different stories and realms. This brings so much action into the storyline. You can never tell what is going to happen next. They are put into danger on multiple accounts and the always have the others back. When Finn’s past starts to come into his present, things starts to get crazy and before we know it, Alice is in big danger and no one knows what to do.

Characters from the first book make their way into this story and new ones emerge too. The steamy scenes between our favorite two got much better than the first one and I was very grateful for that. Their relationship grows so much. They tell each other things that others might now know.

We see Jace again which I loved because he was such an awesome character from the first book and we also meet tons of new ones. My favorite fairy tale, Peter Pan, begins to play a major part in the story, whether it’s good or bad, you’ll have to read to find out! There were many different twists and turns and made the anticipation of what or where the characters were going to end up next even more gratifying. The ending was such a whirlwind of emotions, suspense, and action that I couldn’t read it fast enough.

Overall, I thought that for a sequel this was done very well. I was so happy with the turn around and how everything played out. The way that Lyons' continues to weave these stories together is amazing. This isn't a new genre for me, but I haven't read anything like this is a while and it's such a breath of fresh air. You have to pay close attention the detail because something you may have disregarded could actually mean more than you think. I'm looking forward to the next book. I can't wait to see how Lyon's spins the rest of the story. I will be eagerly waiting for the next addition to this wonderful tale. 

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