Title: The Collectors’ Society (The Collectors’ Society, #1)
Published On: October 23rd 2014
Publisher: Cerulean Books Pages: 355
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?
* This is the first book in the adult romance/fairy tale Collectors' Society series.
From the very beginning I’m hooked on this book, this series, these people in the pages. Heather Lyons has brought some new life into an old storybook tale and we’re going to go down the rabbit hole, back out, and then around some more!
“I’m asking you to be strong and smart and brave, and to protect those who cannot protect themselves”
As anyone who follows my reviews knows, I love a good new recruit/introduction to the larger organization scene. Something about it never fails to draw me into the story. But then I would imagine that’s kind of the point. I also love breaking the 4th wall as it were in books. Books about books. Where the characters love the same stories and characters that I do. The Collectors Society is all about that.
“Books to these people become tangible, living things. The characters they read become genuine souls.”
Much more American McGee then Lewis Carroll, it’s got plenty of action and butt kicking to go around. And while at first glance this could pass for a YA book, but takes a definite naughty turn. So parents, check this out first before deciding if it’s right for your younger reader.
Such a book hangover after this story, I’m pretty sure the only cure will be the hair of the dog and dive into book #2 The Hidden Library!
“Callooh, callay, indeed.”