by Michael Scott
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication: June 24th 2008
Format: Paperback, 375 pages
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The Alchemyst follows two kids, twin, Sophie and Josh Newman. Josh was working in a local bookstore for Nick and Perry Fleming while Sophie was working in the coffee shop just across the road. When Dr. John Dee steal the Book of Abraham the Mage or the Codex and kidnap Perenelle, the twin suddenly became involve with Nicholas Flamel’s adventure to save the world.
I am not sure what I really feel about this book. There are times when I like it, and times when I don’t. I admit that I’m attracted with the book cover and that the book feature Nicholas Flamel and the sorcerer’s stone.
It’s kinda hard to get into the book at first (probably because I didn’t really like the writing), but the story gets better after a few chapters. I like the plot and how the story progresses. There are lots of actions and magical stuff, but sometimes it can get a little bit confusing. Josh’s character kinda annoys me a little bit. I don’t get the ‘I’m worry about Sophie’s safety and what she feels with her new power, but I’m jealous that she has that power’ kind of thing. But still, The Alchemyst is definitely an entertaining read. I’m looking forward to the next book. Hopefully it will be better than the first book.