Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

The Alchemy of Forever
Young Adult: 256 Pages
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: January 3rd, 2012
Challenge: None
Series: Incarnation #1
Source: From publisher for review
Buy the Book: Amazon
Find the Author: Website | Goodreads

After spending six hundred years on Earth, Seraphina Ames has seen it all. Eternal life provides her with the world's riches but at a very high price: innocent lives. Centuries ago, her boyfriend, Cyrus, discovered a method of alchemy that allows them to take the bodies of other humans from jumping from one vessel to the next, ending the human's life in the process. No longer able to bear the guilt of what she's done, Sera escapes from Cyrus and vows to never kill again.

Then sixteen-year old Kailey Morgan gets into a horrific car accident right in front of her, and Sera accidentally takes over her body while trying to save her. For the first time, Sera finds herself enjoying the life of the person she's inhabiting--and falling in love with the boy who lives next door. But Cyrus will stop at nothing until she's his again, and every moment she stays, she's putting herself and the people she's grown to care about in danger. Will Sera have to give up the one thing that's eluded her for centuries: true love?

The Alchemy of Forever caught my attention right away. The stunning cover to the mysterious premise, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

This is the first book in the Incarnation series and it was everything I hoped it would be. Avery Williams delivered her debut novel with a bang! The Alchemy of Forever didn't lack when it came to heart-pounding suspense, that kicked in almost immediately. I loved how the author introduced Serephina and Cyrus's story. It was a hauntingly beautiful introduction.

From the gorgeous setting to the engrossing characters, I read The Alchemy of Forever in one sitting. I couldn't put it down, nor did I want too. It gave the perfect dose of fantasy/paranormal that I love. There wasn't one thing that was overdone. The author crafted a thrilling story that made it nearly impossible to stop. Serephina's character was pure and honest. She was different from the other Incarnates. And when she has the chance to live as Kailey, you can feel how happy she is to have a some what real life. To have a family and fall in love.

Avery Williams Alchemy of Forever packed a lot of punch! And that cliffhanger ending just has you begging for more. I can't wait for Book #2 in the series, and for Avery Williams' future work!

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  1. This book sounds a bit like Juliet Immortal (at least the summary does). I loved that book and The Alchemy of Forever sounds just as amazing. You've made me really excited to get my hands on this book now!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    P.S. thanks for sharing the book trailer too!

  2. I really love the sound of this book. I've seen glowing reviews of this around quite a bit. And I love that you shared the trailer, it makes me want it that much more! Thanks for the great review :)

    Cozy Up With A Good Read

  3. Great review! I have been hearing such great things about this book. I have to pick it up soon. It sounds like something I will really enjoy!

  4. Marvelous review! I loved this book too. It was so suspenseful and exciting.


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