Thank you for joining us to learn all about my favorite read so far in 2015! I adored The Collector’s Society and now Heather Lyons has given us an even better book with The Hidden Library. Part adult fairy tale, part suspense, and part contemporary romance; this series has sucked me in! — Whitney
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.
Don’t miss the first book in this series, THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY!
Excerpt from The Hidden Library
“Was there any difficulty in obtaining 1847BRO-WH’s catalyst?”
I’m annoyed she asks such a thing, when I’m confident she already knows the answer. “Outside of the labor, none at all.”
She finally turns around and offers me a wide smile. She is truly beautiful, with thick dark hair and bright eyes more shrewd than kind. “Why, Alice. You and I both know you are no stranger to getting your hands dirty.”
“Contrary to what your crystal ball must tell you, until last night, I had never robbed a grave before.”
Her laugh fills the small room. “Could you relate to Cathy, though?”
It’s a challenge to hold back my irritation. “Dead and possibly a specter?”
“Torn between two loves.”
Honestly, the gall of this woman. I drop the handkerchief-wrapped locket in her outstretched palm, refusing to rise to her bait.
The Librarian unwraps the catalyst and pulls it up by its chain. The small locket is dirty, yet manages to glint in the bright light anyway. “Catalysts are always symbolic,” she muses. “This, for example, represents the enduring struggle between two lovers its owner was torn between during both life and death.” She picks up a small cloth conveniently sitting on her desk and begins to polish the stolen jewelry. “Did you see her ghost, perhaps?”
My answer is clipped. “No.”
“Some people believe that beloved objects such as this can be haunted by their owners.” She flashes me an indulgent smile. “Do you think that possible?”
“If it is,” I say tightly, “Mrs. Linton will be haunting you down here in the Museum.”
Another laugh. “She would have much company then.”
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 as*, 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!
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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.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/heatherlyons
THE HIDDEN LIBRARY Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24017512-the-hidden-library