Friday, 10 July 2015
Review: The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons
Series: The Collector's Society (Book 2)
Publication Date: 26th February 2015
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.
My Rating: 5+ out of 5 Stars
Mystery, romance and drama, oh my! I do not have the words to describe how much I love this book, these characters and the wonderful world of The Collectors Society.
The Hidden Library picks up where The Collectors Society left off, layering more onto the mystery that begun in book 1. Who is destroying timelines and why? Giving no answers, and creating more questions, this book leaves you breathless with need and anticipation. Helplessly frustrated that you just dont know! Seriously, I genuinely have no bloody idea who is doing what in this book, never mind why and it is freaking awesome!
Finn and Alice continue to steal my heart and my absolute fav - the White King - also makes an appearence, leaving me giddy with all the feels. I've never read such a beautiful love triangle than this one, and it is so goddamn beautiful because there is no love triangle. Alice and her White King are past, the love will never fade but they are both done. Alice loves Finn, is with Finn, and Finn and the White King are able to co-exist with no jealousy, no pissing contest, just respect. It makes me hurt, makes me yearn, makes me happy and sad and... It's just beautiful.
I don't think this is a book you can just pick up and slip into if you haven't read book 1, but these books are unique and so bloody wonderful I recommend that everyone with a love of fantasy, romance and a general appreciation for the classics must read.
My only moan? The book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. Not as big of a cliffhanger as it could have been, if it stopped one chapter earlier, but still a bit of a OH MY GOD!
Cannot wait to read book 3 The Forgotten Mountain!
(Review Copy was granted in exchange of a honest review)