Title: The Forgotten Mountain (The Collector’s Society Book #3) by Heather Lyons
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: June 25, 2015
Synopsis: 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.
“The Collector’s Society,” is without a doubt my favorite adult series. The concept is completely original, it’s fast-paced, and the romance between Alice and Finn is red-hot. I have been anxiously awaiting “The Forgotten Mountain,” the third book in the series, especially considering how the last book ended. There are so many things that I enjoyed about this book, it was an incredible addition to the series. Lyons continues to write to enrapture her audience. Let’s break down
What I Liked: Alice continues to be the most butt kicking female character I have ever read. In “The Forgotten Mountain,” she truly shines as a female protagonist. More than in the other two books, we begin to see Alice truly give into her madness and it is glorious. Her ruthlessness is brilliant, yet terrifying. Alice is the type of character who will do anything for the people she loves, yet does not allow her love for them to weaken her. What I continue to love about her character is that she’s not some sort of hardened warrior who cannot show an ounce of femininity because that would make her weak. Oh no, Alice is not a female character trying to be “male” she’s 100% female proving that girls kick ass. While Alice continues to be my favorite part of this series, I continuously find myself drawn to the new worlds Lyons creates. In “The Forgotten Mountain,” our characters travel to the land of Grimm fairy tales, and I have to say, more than any other world, this one was the best. Lyons really has room to play and subvert within the world of The Grimm’s and the readers is taken on a roller coaster of a ride. Anything that can happen does happen and all that you think you know you better leave behind.
What I didn’t like: It took me a few chapters to really get into the book. Sure the beginning has action, but I feel like it was setting the characters to go onto this very big journey and that it served more as a way for the readers to get breadcrumbs into the larger story. Considering where the second book “The Hidden Library,” left off, I thought we would have slightly more action. Outside of this, I was happy to see Finn in the book, but super confused by his whole situation. Is he alive for good? Could he go evil? Must him and Alice stay together for ever and every and ever? Too many questions. Also, it ends in a cliffhanger and everyone knows my feelings on that nonsense.
Overall, “The Forgotten Mountain,” is a wonderful escape from every day life. Filled with action, adventure, and a sexy romance, you’ll be hard pressed to put the book down. 5/5