“The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1)” by Michael Scott
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Summary from Goodreads:
The tomb of Nicholas Flamel is empty. The greatest alchemist of his day supposedly died in 1418, but rumors continue to swirl that he continues to walk among us. Could it be true that this magician/chemist has access to the secret of eternal life? Could the Book of Abraham, which he purportedly owns, hold the key to this elixir? If it does, the theft of this single ancient volume could destroy the world as we know it. An exciting tale.
DNF= Did Not Finish; Stopped at about 160 pgs.
-I’ve wanted to read this book for quite a while.
-It has all the elements that I enjoy: adventure, mixing mythologies and history, stories aren’t just stories.
-I think the problem was the story was too ambitious. There were SO many different mythologies the story was trying to use. It made my head hurt.
-Maybe I’ve just read too many of these type stories lately but ugh the story and the plot were SO recycled. I’ve heard this story too many times.
-The story wasn’t bad per se but it was just dry and boring.
-I read a good portion of the story and still couldn’t get into it so I stopped. No sense in reading a book that I’m not enjoying.