While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life (from the publisher).
I was originally drawn to this book after reading the name Nicholas Flamel as he played a part in the first Harry Potter book. This book is along similar lines - magical people, mythical creatures and good versus bad, so if you are like me and enjoy books like these, I would recommend giving this one a go. This is the first of a series of books; the second is titled The Magician, and the third is The Sorceress that is due out May this year (yay!).
Rating - I give this 4/5 Not bad!
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Reviewed by Michelle @ admin