Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.
An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.
Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.
Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.
For what is written can still be erased.
This series must be read in order. You can read my review for The Forgotten Mountain (TCS#3) HERE.
Since the agonizing end of The Forgotten Mountain, I have waited with equal parts dread and excitement to see what would happen to Alice and crew. Anytime a beloved series comes to a close, it is bittersweet anticipation. My expectations were monumental, and The Lost Codex delivers in a style I’ve come to expect from this series. It is simply frabjous and had everything I desire in a series finale.
“Hope is never entirely lost, not if there are those willing to hold on to it during the darkest times.”
The Lost Codex begins where The Forgotten Mountain ends. Right away, answers are revealed and the action is intense and nonstop. While Alice has always been a tough and take charge heroine, I really enjoyed seeing her emotional growth throughout this series. She finally comes into her own by believing in those around her. She is one of my all time favorite heroines.
“You have my heart, my loyalty, my trust, and my hopes and dreams. You are and will always be my north star…”
The are several twists and turns and we finally learn more about the Librarian. I was completely surprised with her identity and role in this installment. I have never been a big fan of her antics, but she completely won me over in the end. The characters I adored in the first three books continued to dazzle me, with a few new interesting characters added into the mix. The book is fast paced and despite it being the longest book of the series, the end came to quickly. I could easily read about this world for several more books, and it’s always difficult to say goodbye.
The ending is satisfying, but left me with just a little longing. I am hopeful we haven’t heard the last of this world, especially from supporting cast members. If this is truly the last time down the rabbit hole, I have only the best memories of Alice, Finn, and the entire Collectors Society. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series to any reader wanting a fresh and unique spin on this classic retelling.
Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.