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My Review of: The Alchemyst


I just finished The Alchemyst by Michael Scott and wanted to give it my honest review. I think the biggest thing that drew me to this book was the cover. The second biggest thing would be the name-drop of Nicholas Flamel. I've read the first Harry Potter book, so reading a book with Nicholas Flamel as the main character sounded interesting. I wasn't disappointed.

Things that I liked:

I really liked the whole idea around this book. I liked all the facts and history that Mr. Scott put into it too. The magic system that he created was new and different and I really enjoyed how he explained the existence of gods and how there was a grain of truth to every myth. The characters, I thought, were well written and had very diverse personalities. Some of the dialogue might've used a little work, but it was nothing that made me want to stop reading it. I liked the plot, the story, and even the bad guys. I thought Dr. John Dee made a very imposing villain.

Things I didn't like:

There weren't many of these. I thought that the twins' characters could've used a little more work. I have three brothers and a sister, and I can honestly say that no sibling really gets along that well with their brother or sister. I did feel like their closeness was explained, but the explanation didn't cover it all. The fact that they move around so much just doesn't really cut it for me. I was a military brat and moved around a lot when I was younger and I still wasn't that close with my brother's and sister. I was, but not to that degree anyways. Other than that, not much I hated or didn't like in this book.

Stars: Four out of Five

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