Book Review: THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY by Heather Lyons!

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Holy cannoli! It's here!!! We are extremely excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Heather Lyons' THE COLLECTORS' SOCIETY!! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before...

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Author: Heather Lyons
Release Day: October 23rd 2014
Publisher: Cerulean Books

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From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.
After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.
It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?
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“Do you find my ability to converse lacking, Doctor?”
He chuckles softly, no doubt remembering how I wasn’t chatty with anyone, himself included, for the first month of my stay. To be fair, it is difficult to carry on an invigorating discussion when one is shaking so hard from withdrawals they fear they might shatter into thousands of painful pieces before a single word can be uttered. Plus, there was the whole bit of how once I did open up, I raved liked a lunatic about things no normal person could imagine being true.
“Certainly not,” he says to me. “But as I must stay at the Pleasance and you must go forth into the world, it will do you good to practice on somebody new.”
“Then send in one of the orderlies. Or one of the nurses. I’ll happily chat with a staff member.”
One of his bushy, out-of-control eyebrows lifts high into his forehead.
“There are people out there who are quite content being solitary,” I point out. “Who do not need to converse with anybody but themselves and their dogs.”
He sets his pen down. “What about cats?”
Rigor mortis sets in ever so briefly at this question.
“You father said you were quite fond of cats growing up. There was one in particular that you favored. Dinah, was it not?”
“I’m—” I have to clear my throat. “Lately, I wonder if perhaps I’m more of a dog person after all.”

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The concept and plot? Amazing. Every reader thinks or perhaps wishes that the world they are delving into is real and beyond mere imagination. The authors in this story create dimensions/worlds out of the books they write. Readers giving life to the pages they read. It has the right amount of adventure and romance. There were times where the scenes were serious and then there were times when they face problems like normal people. The collision of how the characters talk, considering they are from different centuries was entertaining.
Many of the characters we’ve come to know will be present, from Huckleberry Finn to Sweeney Todd (Which all I can see is Johnny Depp slicing through people’s throats. HOT!!! ). It’s very interesting to see these characters out of their books. Some aren’t even in the books but are still related to them. The stories we’ve adored for decades will have their chance to live again as adults. We’ll get to know characters gradually as they reveal themselves. As the story develops, they’ll uncover part of themselves that will tug at your strings.
“..tug at strings I thought I’d clipped.”
The bits of memories that flashes through Alice make the story more phenomenal. These mysteries that only further pages could unfold. I didn’t expect Alice to be so badass but then again, we perceive her as the nosy little girl.
Moral Lesson: No one knows you better than yourself.
The Collectors' Society is a catalyst of its own Timeline. And if you didn’t get that, better start reading this novel.
Refreshing and addictive. This book will make you want to fall down the rabbit hole to the Collectors' Society.

Knowledge is always one of the fiercest of advantages a lady can have.

It’s hard to hear others when your own words overwhelm your thoughts.
The most truthful answers are found through observation. Words allow lies.

In paginis mundus invenimus. In verbis vitam inveniimus. In pages, we find words. In words, we find life.
Knowledge is the sharpest of weapons.
"There is no such thing as coincidence", the Caterpillar used to tell me. "Only truth."

Author PhotoHeather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.    
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