05.18.2012

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott

Sophie and Josh Newman are twins who work down the same street for their summer jobs. Sophie works at the coffee shop while Josh works at the book store owned by Nicholas Flamel. Everything is going smoothly until a Dr. John Dee shows up and starts to destroy the book store looking for a lost codex that Nicholas is in possession of. This is when Josh and Sophie’s world is turned upside down, learning that magic is real, the mythologies of the world are real, and they are mentioned in the book as the twins that can either save the world or destroy it. This leads the twins in an adventure were they encounter mythical beasts and people that were only thought of as stories, while trying to avoid Dr. John Dee who is serving the Dark Elders set on destroying the world. This was a really, really good book. I am a big fan of mythology and did not know that this book would even have the different gods of mythology, so it made it that much better. Anyone who likes Percy Jackson or similar titles is sure to enjoy this book.

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