ABOUT THE HIDDEN LIBRARY
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.
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We are about to open the conference room door and enter the hallway when he stops. He turns to me, his lovely eyes achingly sincere. “I want to take you on a date when all of this craziness is over. A real one. We’ve kind of gone about this all backwards, haven’t we?”
One corner of my mouth lifts up. “Are you saying you’d like to court me?”
There is no playfulness to his face, no quirk to his own lips. My heart flutters at his seriousness. “Yes.”
He wants to court me.
Too many emotions rush around in a caucus race throughout my body. I have no doubts of Huckleberry Finn Van Brunt’s feelings toward me. I understood them two minutes ago just as well as I did this morning when I woke up and from the night before and from the day in Wonderland where he said, in not so many words, that he was falling in love with me.
I told him he was my north star, and meant it. He countered we are binaries.
He and I . . . We’ve never said those words, though, not the ones that truly spell out fragile, deep secrets of a heart and soul. Words so easily and yet unfortunately uttered by many, be it to express their appreciation of fried bits of potatoes to sports teams on the television. Words offered so frivolously about a variety of subjects and yet can be the most difficult, most painful, most meaningful, most cherished syllables we gift another person.
I have said these words before, to another man. Another man I still love. One I know, in the deepest confines of my heart, that I will love until the last breath escapes my body. A man who courted me in secret and then publicly in the face of astonishment, disapproval, confusion, and, in the end, prophesies.
I have willingly given the man in front of me my heart, though, whether he knows it or not. He now holds it in his hands, and while I pray he is my future, there is still a part of me that bucks in conflicted confusion and delight by this declaration of his.
He wants to court me.
And yet, as sweet and romantic as such a gesture might be, I require no such formalities. My affections for Finn Van Brunt have already solidified into something real and wonderful and meaningful.
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Whitney’s Six Star Review
**Please note if you have not read The Collector’s Society, this review will contain minor spoilers. The series must be read in order.**
Heather Lyons has done it again. The Hidden Library is a heart pounding, gut wrenching, beautifully unique story. The Collector’s Society (TCS) series is quickly becoming my favorite.
Heather has such a way with words. She can make me laugh with her subtle humor and two pages later leave me crying from heartbreak. The same amazing cast of characters from TCS are back. Alice continues to kick ass, Finn continues to be sexy and supportive, The White King continues to break my heart and make me swoon.
THL is a dual POV story with Finn and Alice. Though TCS was firmly Alice’s story, THL focuses much more on Finn’s background and their relationship as a whole. TCS is still on the hunt for Todd and his band of villains so they can save Timelines from being destroyed.
A quick trip to Wonderland as well as several other Timelines will keep you on your toes! This is definitely a page turner. The action scenes are well thought out and I loved to see Alice and Finn working side by side.
I won’t give away any plot details but as the story goes on, we learn that the cast of Villains is much more complicated that TCS ever thought. Finn struggles a lot with his past and even manages to get himself into some trouble. Alice comes face to face with one of her enemies but has the support of both men that love her.
In true Heather Lyons fashion, when I finished this book my eyes were red and puffy from crying and I loved every single minute of it. Her writing is flawless and the character development exceptional. I have no clue where she comes up with her unique story ideas but I’m so grateful she does.
Now I will be anxiously awaiting book three. This series keeps getting better and is a must read. A rare 6 star rating from this picky reader!
About Heather Lyons
Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. 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.