Author- Avery Williams.
Publish Date- March 2012.
Publisher- Simon and Schuster.
When Seraphina was murdered as a young girl in the thriteenth century, the boy who loved her gave her an elixer- he gave her immortality. But now, after over six hundred years, Sera hates killing girls and taking over their bodies. She's ready to do the thing you never have to worry about when you're imortal. She want's to die.
But when, on the way to letting herself return to the earth, she whitnesses a horrific car accident, Sear accidentally takes the soul of the dying girl and wakes up in hospital. Surrounded by the family of the dead girl, Sera is horrifed at what she's done and is desperate to end it. But then she realises three very important things. 1. She's starting to fall in love. And not with the terrible, killing boy she fled from. 2. That boy she fled from, Cyrus, he's after her. And 3. Maybe she's not ready to die after all...
Thank you to Simon and Schuster for this review copy!
What I thought:
I was immediately swept up into this book, it definitely wasn't what I expected and I was pleasently surprised by the captivating story. I loved the character Sera and hated Cyrus and the coven, but for Charlotte, and reading, from Sera's point of view, about her entering this new world, a place with people who care for the person who's life she's taken, learning about the girl who's life she's now living... it was like I was living through the book. I could see the things happening and really connected to the character of Sera. Noah was a fantastic co-character and I can't say more then that I loved watching Sera fall in love with both this new life and Noah himself.
For all this the book was, for me, sadly distroyed with the final page. From my point of view, I wish I'd ripped that last page out. It completely ruined the story for me and I know I would have loved it if not for that last page. I really liked it but for that, but once you know the whole story, it's hard to like all but the end. I was also left questioning two of the character names- for some reason this book reminded me of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer from the very beginning, and the character Sera falls in love with is called Noah, like the character Mara Dyer falls for. Then, another character comes in calling himself Mr. Shaw... for readers of Mara Dyer- Noah + Shaw = the love interest in Mara Dyer... which is strange.
I'd give it a 2.5 out of five.
These are the other covers for The Alchemy of Forever.
This's probably my favourite.