Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of Heather Lyons’ blog tour for her new novel, The Hidden Library (Out now)! For my blog tour stop, I have a guest post from Heather! Plus, there’s an awesome giveaway! First, here’s some more information about The Hidden Library:
Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . .
Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.
On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.
Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.
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Does retelling a classic help young readers gravitate to classics?
I am so ridiculously pleased to announce that I’ve gotten many emails, messages, and notes about how the Collectors’ Society books have inspired readers to go and read the originals. Interestingly enough, many readers in today’s society only know some of the characters featured in the series from television and movie adaptations rather than the source materials. I cannot count how many people and reviews have told me that their knowledge of the very famous Alice comes from Disney (albeit cartoon or live action). So, while many modern readers are very aware of her, they’ve never actually experienced her original stories. The same goes for Huckleberry Finn, the Frankenstein story (most people today incorrectly think Frankenstein is the monster’s name!), or even Abraham Van Brunt (who is now known as the dastardly Headless Horseman on the television series Sleepy Hollow). It was so fun to reread these books prior to writing The Collectors’ Society and rediscover why I loved them so much. And now, knowing readers are gravitating toward the original sources after reading both The Collectors’ Society and The Hidden Library? It’s icing on the cake.
Don’t miss the first book in this series, THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY! Goodreads
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About 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.
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