Friday, April 02, 2010

2010 book 89

Michael Scott's The Alchemyst
Man, I hate when books replaces Is with Ys to make things sound more magical. Which is neither here nor there and didn't affect my enjoyment of this book in the least. The story centers on a pair of fifteen-year-old twins in San Francisco who get sucked into a bunch of magical intrigue when they meet Nick and Perry Fleming, better known as Nicholas and Peregrine Flamel (and now I know that JK Rowling didn't invent them--Flamel was an actual alchemist and, according to Wikipedia anyway, has been referenced in all sorts of pop culture places). Anyway, there's a good vs evil battle brewing and of course the twins have a prophecy about them, but the story does go some unexpected places, and I'll definitely check out the next book in the series.

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