Name: The Final Formula
Author: Becca Andre
Published: October 12, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Purchased: April 4, 2015, free on Kindle.
I did not expect this book to be as good as it is. Usually, well in my case usually, alchemy is set in Victorian times or some other old world time and they tend to spout a bunch of science, which usually goes right over my head because it was never my best subject, so I lose focus and don’t finish.
Not the case with this book. There were so many twists and turns that I was on the edge of my seat, eager to turn the pages, anxious to find out what was going on. I couldn’t even begin to suspect the ending, this reader was floored and I have to go on to the next book.
The writing was simply amazing and I instantly connected with the characters, especially when the protagonist saw the lab equipment because that’s how I feel about books.
It was set in modern times so, even though my mind kept wanting to put all this alchemy talk into a distant past, the use of cell phones and current cars kept bringing me back. That could have been tricky for a book about alchemy but, the author did it just right.
A little bit of a romance but, it’s not the main focus, which this reviewer thought was a great idea since there was so much that the author gave the readers about that world and all the information she gave us. I raved to a couple of my friends to try out this book, I was just enchanted by it.
Another thing that I loved about this book, I was constantly smiling or laughing at something that they were saying, the sarcasm and witty comebacks just keep coming. Usually, as the story goes on and the characters grow, everything gets serious and while this did happen, the author didn’t lose the sarcasm.
It still manages to be light-hearted and there is no chance of it getting boring.
I would recommend this to teenagers and up, considering they don’t mind a little cussing or a couple of innuendos. Pick this book up and you won’t want to put it down.
Thank you for reading my review.