Friday, February 27, 2015

{Review}{Giveaway} The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons



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.




*Swwwwooooonnnn*

I am still and will always be in love with Heather's writing and her ability to pull a story together that makes you FEEL all the FEELS. No matter if she is writing about superpowers or tales that were long since forgotten. 

Pulling Twain off my shelf, blowing off the dust and diving back into his story gave me a sense of longing and nostalgia that holds a deep place in my heart. Reading Carroll's semi-creepy tales about mad hatters, sneaky felines, and killer cards just gives you a sense of wonder and imagination like nothing else. I am also still convinced that man was dropping acid in order to dream up that fantasyland.

When we enter The Hidden Library, we pick right back up from where The Collector's Society left us. 
Alice is still there doing badassery things with her badass self and I fall back in love with her. The way she talks, moves, her determination, perseverance and everything else about her makes me want to do a little happy dance that I finally found a female character that I don't want to throat punch!


With this book, we get a nice surprise of being inside Finn's head. The reader gets a deeper, emotional, look inside of him and what he is really all about. I liked him in TCS but I absolutely LOVED him in THL! I am glad Heather decided to put his POV in this book, it was a good choice!!.

I am not going to get into the specifics of this story or TCS because I would hate to ruin the books for anyone reading them for the first time (I am also at a loss for what to say other than YOU BETTER READ THIS BOOK).

 Just let me say that by the end of it, you are going to look a lot like this...



Find Heather and give her this look... 


And then when she laughs and thinks it is funny that you are in emotional turmoil, you will want to just... 



There are a lot of curse words I want to use but I am going to contain them and get right with God, while I am silently cursing out everyone until the next book is out... 

If I get arrested, I am blaming Heather...

Maybe I will meet Alice in my new padded cell...



We can all join and discuss theories until our heads EXPLODE with wonder...

But seriously, this book will rip every emotion out of you, grind them up, and spit them back out at you like a possessed blender. You won't know which feeling you feel but you will have a lot of them flying at you.
And finally, you will hate/love the author until she does it again in the next book!!

If you haven't read The Collector's Society, then I don't know what you are still doing here reading this... 

You need to go...

GO...

GET OUT OF HERE...

READ THE COLLECTOR'S SOCIETY...





NOW!!!


If you have read TCS, and are still here but haven't read The Hidden Library yet, then I just have one thing to say to you... 




5"I hate Heather but I still love her" Stars!!!


Don’t miss the first book in this series, THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY!




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.

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2 comments:

  1. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, would be interesting retold!

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