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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Blog Tour & Review: The Lost Codex (The Collectors' Society #4) by Heather Lyons

Title: The Lost Codex
Series: The Collectors' Society
Author: Heather Lyons
Publisher: Cerulean Books
Publication Date: November 07, 2016
Pages: 411
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Reimaginings, Retellings, Paranormal
Source: ARC
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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.

I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author.

OMG, I can't believe it's done! This has been an incredible ride, and now it comes to a close. The end of this series did not disappoint. Lyons really know how to leave you begging for more.

The ending to this series could not have ended better. It really was a work of art. The plot throughout the entire series has been magnificent. It was delicately crafted. So much time and effort must have gone into this plot. How each plot point connects from each book is just flawless. And even better, it is done in a way that leaves the reader guessing. I can honestly say that I was surprised at every turn throughout the series, which isn't easy to concoct. Leaving bread crumbs for the reader and not giving anything away is clearly Lyons' strong suit.

Being surprised does not just lie with the plot of the story either. Characters' identities are brought to light in The Lost Codex that we have been musing over since book one. And each time, I was not expecting the outcome. We also got to see much more character growth which brought things full circle. Once again, the chemistry between characters in this book is a delight to read about. The characters have such deep camaraderie, deep rooted bonds, and intricate relationships with one another that I feel I am a part of their world.

This book has just the right amount of action, intrigue, and surprise. The balance is undeniably perfect throughout this book and the rest of the series.

The ending of the book was rather perfect, but we only get to see it through the main characters. I would have loved to find out what happened to all of the side characters that I love so much. And was it just me, or was anyone else rooting for something to happen between Jack and Marianne? I would have loved to see that.

Overall, this was an outstanding finale to an amazing series! In the series the Caterpillar told Alice (and I am paraphrasing here) that our heart is made up of those that we love and so we carry them in our hearts. So although I bid farewell to all of the characters that I have loved in this series, it isn't really a goodbye because I will keep them in my heart. This series is definitely a new favorite, and I can't wait to visit it again in the future. I very much recommend this series. (But keep in mind this series is an adult series with mature content.)


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So what do you think? Of all the villains that you have encountered through books, which one stands out most to you? Which villain should live in our world? I have loved a great many villains, but one of my most beloved villains has always been the Queen of Hearts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Queen of Hearts makes an appearance in The Collectors' Society series as well, and her portrayal in this series is most brutal. In The Collectors' Society series the Queen of Hearts proves time and again how she reigns supreme in the villainy department. I was extremely entranced by Lyons portrayal of the Queen of Hearts. She couldn't have written her any better.

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 their way through every cupcakery she can find.

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If you have read any books in The Collectors' Society series, what are you thoughts? If you could get lost in any book timeline, what would it be? What character from a book would you most like to meet?


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