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Review: The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
Published by Simon and Schuster

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 was a quick read from a debut author

The Alchemy of Forever follows the story of Sera an immortal as she escapes the group she has spent the last 600 years with and moves onto a new body in Kailey and takes on her life and all the things Kailey's life entails.

The main story then looks at Sera adjusting to Kailey's life and finding out more about the world she lives in and finding her actually falling in love a little bit when the world she has now found herself in especially after meeting the boy next boy Noah - who is just a little bit yummy.

For me however this book wasn't unlike the immortals series by Cate Tieran. While I though it was probably as good as that series I've almost been there and done that which meant I did get a little bored at times

The ending was actually the best thing about this book. I thought I knew where I stood and then in was all thrown up in the air.

So all in all whilst not ground breaking or all that unique for me to completely love I did enjoy this book and will most likely be continuing on with the series as and when it is released.


Fab review for what sounds like an interesting book!
serendipity_viv said…
I am looking forward to this one. Especially as it is quick!
I agree, it was a fairly average read. I'm still looking forward to reading the second book though, mostly because I want to see more of the villain!