Published by Createspace Independent Pub on November 7, 2016
Series: The Collectors' Society Series #4
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance, mythology
Source: eARC from Publisher
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.
Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first two books. If you are new to the series, check out my review of The Collectors’ Society HERE and my review of the Hidden Library HERE and my review of The Forgotten Mountain HERE. These books need to be read in order.
The Lost Codex is the fourth and final book in the New Adult Fantasy Series, The Collectors’ Society. I was so freakin’ scared to pick up this book because I have loved loved LOVED the first three books so much. I didn’t want the series to end. But fear not Collectors’ Society fans- The Lost Codex is the perfect ending. I don’t know why I am surprised because all of Heather Lyons’ books are pure perfection. I have loved everything about this series, starting with the covers. They are some of my favorite covers for any series. Which is fitting because The Collectors’ Society is ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME. There I said. Favorite of all time. I can’t remember a series where every single book has gotten a full 5/5 stars from me. But truth be told, the books in the Collectors’ Society deserve more than 5 stars each. This is such an amazing series, and Heather Lyons really ripped my heart out with the Forgotten Mountain, and now again with The Lost Codex.
As is the case with all of the books, The Lost Codex picks up right where the Forgotten Mountain left off. This book is action packed, but even so Heather Lyons’s does an incredible job making this very character driven. I loved getting to see Alice and Finn and all of my favorites again. But be warned, not everything is bright and shiny and happy all the time in these books. Loyalties will be tested and there are certainly some cry worthy moments. heather knows how to tug on my heartstrings. But through everything, I really do love Alice. She is so strong and loyal and sharp. I love her ability to see through everything and read people so well.
The real magic of these books is Heather Lyons’ writing and her way with words. Every time I see her talk about someone from wonderland, I feel like I am reading Lewis Carroll himself. She has captured the essence of the books in her timelines so well, all the while putting her own crazy spin on them. Heather Lyons continues to surprise and delight me with her masterful writing and story telling. I am so in awe of Heather and her writing. I read The Lost Codex and the entire Collector’s Society series really, with wide eyes and dropped jaw, bouncing on the edge of my seat the whole time. The characters all hold a place in my heart, some I hate, some I love, and some totally creep me out, but everyone in this very large cast of characters are so distinct that they stay with me long after I put this book down.
Heather is the best at weaving different characters, clues, and minor plot points that come into play later. I just love reading her books, even when she does things that make me want to cry. Her writing is so exciting and emotional. I want to live inside this series. I just love it so much. Everyone needs to read these books. If you are looking for a fantasy series, an action series, a series for lovers of classic literature, a romance, or just a series that is original and so well done- you are looking at the Collectors’ Society Series! It is all of those things and so much more. The ending of this book completely wrecked me. I need the next book now. I cannot say it enough, this is one of my all time favorite series. Read this series! If you haven’t you are doing yourself a disservice. I can’t wait to re-read this series time and time again. Now I need to get all the books for my bookshelves.
Other books in the Collector’s Society Series:
THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY
THE HIDDEN LIBRARY
THE LOST CODEX (The Collectors’ Society, #4) is LIVE!
Don’t miss the conclusion of this incredible series!
I have spent A LOT of time thinking about this question…and I think I finally have an answer.
If I had to pick one villain to join the ranks of The Collectors’ Society world, I think I would pick Lord Voldemort. I would love to see the magic of Harry Potter, and I think his darkness would fit in very well.
Who would you pick?