Review: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

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It’s like the difference between… between reading about gravity and then falling for the first time.

Alex is in hiding. For three years she hasn’t stayed too long in one place, she has never used the same name twice and three times she was almost killed. Once she was a brilliant chemist working for the government but now she is a threat, she knows too much and she must be eliminated. Alex has trained herself to stay invisible and did her best to stay as far as she could from her department but one day she gets an offer she cannot refuse even if it will cause her her life. In order to save millions of people from the upcoming terrorist attack, Alex must gather all her knowledge and courage together. But when things get messy, Alex feels she fell into a trap. With no one she can trust, she goes on her last mission and hopes not only to save innocent people but also save herself.

Dishonest people don’t believe honest people exist.

I didn’t know what to expect from a Stephenie Meyer latest creation. We all read Twilight back in the day. I did too and I must admit I loved it. It introduced me to the new genre of YA I never read before, which I love so much now. So, thanks for that, dear Bella and Edward. But I promised myself not to re-read the series because I was quite sure I would hate it now. (Honestly, I’ve cheated a little bit and read Life and Death, and I was crying how awful it was!) So, I would never ever re-read Twilight, to not to ruin my good memories for that time.

Back to the point. I had no idea what to expect from this book. The plot and the idea sounded interesting, so I gave it a try. OMG, I loved it!

The plot was so dynamic and intense. I loved how detailed was described Alex’s obsession with safety and how she calculated all of her actions and moves. To me, it was very realistic and I felt I was in a spy movie. I enjoyed the characters. They were all different but all were corky and funny, witty, entertaining and ingenious. They were so much fun to follow. My favorite character was Kevin; he’s such a Teddy bear.

The romance was meh though…

Anyway, good job Mrs. Meyer!

Rating: 5/5

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