A STARLET REVIEW: THE LOST CODEX BY HEATHER LYONS

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A STARLET REVIEW: THE LOST CODEX BY HEATHER LYONS

Synopsis:

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.

The Lost Codex
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My Review

When I first saw the signup for this book, I was intrigued by the synopsis and I honestly couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. This book…. GAH! I’m so beyond happy I took a chance on this one. I haven’t read anything this unique and intriguing in a long time. Heather Lyons is a masterful writer, and has woven a tale that everyone can fall in love with.

This story follows a grown up Alice, but it’s not the fairtyale that we are presented with cartoon characters, the story is realistic set in present day 21st century. We find that as an adult Alice went back to Wonderland, but she was forced to leave or suffer consequences of eminent peril, and not just to her but to her kingdom and others she grew to love dearly. So she does what anyone would in this case, she selflessly leaves Wonderland for good. Now back in England as she struggles to block the past and the memories that she holds so dear, she’s approached by a very strange man who seems to believe her ramblings about Wonderland truly existing, and not just that he believes but he needs her to return to save them all…

You can’t even imagine the story that will unravel before you. I was gripped by the words and the plot and by Chapter 2 I was so engrossed wanting to see how this would unfold I forgot time and kept reading. These aren’t just book characters they are real people living real lives among the masses. It’s so hard to explain how it even happens but basics are that the beloved stories that we grew up with as children, Alice In Wonderland, The Secret Garden, Tom Sawyer and books we came to love as adults like Jane Austen’s amazing stories, and so many more come to life in ways you could only dream of. I had moments where I was in complete and utter awe at the direction the story would take, there are tense moments, happy tears and tears of sadness. I was able to create a such a vivid picture in my head from the descriptions of the Institute, the characters and Wonderland itself.

Heather has created a brilliant story that will keep you guessing, keep you reading, and make you beg for more! It’s addictive to say the very least. I could see this story unfolding like it was a movie in my head while I read. It’s simply AMAZING! I don’t even know another word to truly describe it all! You have to buy it and read it for yourself to being to understand. If I could give this book 100 stars I would! This book easily makes my top 5 reads of 2014 and it’s in my top 10 of all time! It truly was just that good! I hope you all take a chance as I did and dive into this world that Heather has created it truly is a masterpiece!

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About Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons

Heather 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.