The Forgotten Mountain by Heather Lyons
The Forgotten Mountain (The Collectors' Society Book 3)
After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.
Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.
Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives, Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.
Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.
Gah! I thought the end of The Hidden Library was suspenseful but it has nothing on The Forgotten Mountain! I got to the last chapter and was just like no! This is....I only have a few pages left and I need more! When will the fourth book be here?!?! Such a great read, but I need to see how it all turns out!
The Forgotten Mountain is the third book in the Collector's Society series. Man these book are so great. I just love them. I love how the author talks about different stories, seeing how the characters from different stories act, seeing them all interact together, it is just awesome. The bad guy? Oh he is fun. These books are simply fantastic.
At the end of The Hidden Library we had Victor and Finn just barely escaping the timeline that was destroyed and ending up in Sara's (Finn's old partner) world. Finn had been stabbed by a glowing sword that has some magical power and he is not healing from it like he should be. It was left with a what will happen to Finn?!? Most of the people back at the institute believe they are dead, but Alice refuses to believe it. She knows Finn is still alive. She would know if he wasn't. He is her north star, they are binaries, she would know. Oh Alice was amazing in this story. She is on a war path to take down the bad guy. She is not going to waste any time and let him get ahead of them again. Nope, she is all about the action. She must find Finn, she must take down the villian, she must get her revenge. Man I love her character. She is a very strong capable lead and so much fun to read. The scene where they are trying to search Bücherie? Amazing! Alice with her war hammer...she is awesome.
"If he foolishly believes he has brought me, Wonderland's Queen of Diamonds, to her knees, I wish for him to feel bitter, frustrating pangs of disappointment."
This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. First it was will then find Finn? If so, will they be able to cure him? Will we have to wait until the next book to do that? Gah! I just wanted to know what would happen so I was reading as quickly as possible. These books stress me out so much while reading because anything could happen, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love them. I love the story, I love what happens, I love how things are so interconnected, they are just great.
"'Do you believe in good and evil?' Mary asks.
'It is the foolish who do not understand that the world is built of many shades of both,' the woman says simply."
The A.D. plays a bigger role in this story and I really enjoyed him. He is shown to be kind and caring while at the same time he still is his rascal self. I am glad we got to see more of him in a more main character role. He is quite a fun read. We also have Grymsdyke, the spider assassin from Wonderland, Mary, whom I still don't care for at all, and Victor who has been off his meds while he is trapped in the other timeline. They make a great team, everyone having different strengths and weaknesses, and it is just a really fun story.
"'Houses made out of candy,' Grymsdyke mutters. 'What utter ridiculousness. You would never find something so undignified in Wonderland.'"
You learn a lot more about who is destroying timelines and where they come from. Alice and friends must travel to the world of fairy tales to try and get answers and find the villain. Really cannot wait for the next book to come out. I need to see what happens next. What will Alice do? How will she figure out the right course of action? Hopefully book four will be here soon!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★