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The Chemist

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  83,452 ratings  ·  9,907 reviews
In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Little, Brown and Company
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Michelle Llewellyn Edward Cullen. She spends the entire book telling her love interest-for his own good-he really should stay away from her.
Judy It does pick up. It dragged for me too. I actually put the book down and then went back a few days later. Looking back I think the first few chapters …moreIt does pick up. It dragged for me too. I actually put the book down and then went back a few days later. Looking back I think the first few chapters are actually necessary to set up her character and what she is capable of. Keep going a bit longer. (less)

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Emily May
Jul 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
Look, I gave it a fair chance, I swear I did.

I was genuinely curious about how Meyer would move from paranormal YA to an adult Spy Thriller. Would I find myself amazed as I typed out a positive review about how far she has come? Would I be rolling my eyes as I ranted about how terrible and offensive this was? Honestly, though, this book isn't as exciting as either of those options.

For all Twilight's faults, most people would agree that it's a thrilling premise for a lot of teen girls - a hot v
Jul 20, 2016 marked it as never-finished

Please don't let the lead character be as stupid as Bella

Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
You haters can hate all you want, I DO NOT CARE. I will read this, and I will probably love it, b/c Stephenie Meyer is an effing Rock Star as far as I'm concerned.


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Miranda Reads

Oh, my, God Becky, look at her book
It is so big, she looks like
One of those pretentious snobs.
But, how da' ya know, if the book is good?
I click on a YouTube Video
to see which books are worth my time.
The Written Review:

Watch out world, Stephenie Meyer entered her Miley phase
Figure 1. Left: Twilight-Stephie, We'll wait til we get married cause I luv you. Love you more. No, love you more. La-ti-da, beautiful happy life. Right: Stephie 2.0, BOOM. Sex. Drugs. Cursing. Torture. Now let's kill som
Jul 24, 2016 marked it as ceci-n-est-ce-pas-un-compte-rendu
it's unlikely that i will ever read this, but i have to at least give her a round of applause for breaking out of her mold and trying new things instead of, you know, writing the same damn book from another's character's perspective. spread those wings, girl!

Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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I have a love-hate relationship with Stephenie Meyer's work, and I think a lot of other people feel that way, too (even if they won't admit it). I'll start by saying that, yes, I do like TWILIGHT. The book, that is. Not the movie. I read it almost ten years ago, and I was at the perfect point in my life where it actually made a lot of sense to me. Because of that, I will always have fond feelings for Bella and Edward's admittedly self-ab
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Buddy Read With My Wonderful Friend Dom =)

I LOVE the Twilight saga and I don't give a damn what the haters think. But I'm not sure if I will like this book because it's not my normal genre but I have been surprised in the past so we shall see =)

I thought this book was awesome! I was worried at first because I'm weird about mysteries/thrillers, sometimes I love them and sometimes not so much. But I was pleasantly surprised that SM wrote such a great thriller.

I just wished they could have taken
Hannah ◇ReaderintheRough◇
Feeling post 100 pages:

I tried, I really did.

But how am I supposed to take our torturer seriously when the victim can't even?

"I suppose we'll get started."

The disbelief was there again. She'd never dealt with that in an interrogation before. All the others who'd been on her table had known what they were there for. She'd faced terror and pleading, and, occasionally, stoic defiance, but never this strange, trusting almost-challenge: You won't hurt me.

"Um, is this some kind of fetish fantasy th
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
YES I read it and I enjoyed it. 3.5 stars, rounding up. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Stephenie Meyer changes it up fairly dramatically in The Chemist (2016), her second adult novel, where there is nary a vampire, werewolf or space alien to be found. It’s a rather pulpy but absorbing thriller in the vein of a Jason Bourne novel (to whom she’s dedicated this novel, among others). There’s no real speculative element here, other than perhaps some new developments in chemical-bas
Tina Haigler
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
4 3/4 stars!

This was awesome! I was invested from the first chapter. It was action packed! The story drew me in and I really wanted to find out who was behind it all. There were a few slower chapters scattered throughout but they were still interesting. In other reviews, some people considered it too wordy but I didn't feel this way at all. I actually liked having all the information and knowing how much preparation and strife the main character went through to not be found and killed. Apparentl
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paperwhite, i-said
Okay so to be honest it vexes me to see Stephenie Meyer being vilified by so many reviewers here on Goodreads.  To be clear it’s not that I don’t believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion or the right to express it, because I wholeheartedly embrace those rights.  No it is more than that.  I mean there are not so pleasant reviews posted by people who admittedly have not even read the book in question and then there are those that completely deconstruct the book (pick one, particularl ...more
Jul 19, 2016 marked it as on-hold
But...but what about the sequel to The Host???
Jul 19, 2016 marked it as lost-interest
I don't get it. It is November 10th, and NOT ONE of my 3000 goodreads friends has read this book yet? How is it possible? Has Stephenie Meyer's fame completely evaporated already?! ...more
Jul 19, 2016 marked it as to-read
Hey at least she is trying new stories unlike Clare who only knows how to milk one skinny cow.
Vanessa J.
Jul 19, 2016 marked it as would-not-even-touch
Apr 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, library, 2017
Not really sure how I feel about this one. I am willing to go as high as 3.5, but probably closer to three.

High points:
- The characters: I liked the main characters, they are pretty interesting.
- The chemistry - a unique approach to the spy-action drama

The so-so points:
- The relationships: While I liked the characters, their relationships were kinda silly
- The length: For what went on, this book was much longer than it needed to be. There were some very drug out scenes in the middle.

The blah poi
Jul 20, 2016 marked it as to-read
My queen is back !

I'm so high.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Forget who the author is and just judge the book on its own value. It turns out to be a very readable, entertaining story with likeable characters ( Daniel in particular) and some well written and amusing dialogue. I enjoyed it and the 500+ pages just slid past.
That's not to say that a little more editor's red pen could have been applied. There were sections that went on too long, and some judicious cutting could have made the book tighter and might even have given it a greater degree of suspens
Madison Warner Fairbanks
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Thriller. A touch of romance.

I loved the suspense and the on-the-run solutions. The relationships were entertaining and while it was long, the characters stayed true to who they were. The romance is really surface level (clean) and Kevin’s reaction to it every time had me laughing out loud. I don’t know if the science was correct but the simple names and natural poisons were impressive.
Scientist, chemist, doctor or savior. It’s an amazing adventure.

“I do
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!
I was extremely excited to read THE CHEMIST by STEPHENIE MEYER as I absolutely loved THE HOST and was hoping that this one would be just as good. Unfortunately, it didn't quite meet up to my expectations. I read THE HOST in one day, and this one took me six days to finish! There were some exciting moments to this novel and then at other times it seemed to drag and it was a little bit boring for me. I could put it down and walk away and then at other times all I could think of was readi
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, thriller
You can find this review and more at Novel Notions.

This is a book I honestly had no intention of reading.

I really enjoy Meyer’s YA books. They’re a little trashy, but they’re fun and addictive in a teenage soap opera kind of way. Twilight will always be one of my guilty pleasures. But I honestly didn’t think she could handle writing an adult spy thriller. I mean, it requires so much more research and finesse than a vampire/werewolf love triangle, right? The foreshadowing that was so present in
Trina (Between Chapters)
Apr 29, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Attempted in April 2017. DNFed on page 56.

WAIT, PAGE 56?? Are you telling me I didn't get further than 56 pages?! I have been reading this audiobook for WEEKS and made it two hours in, and that was only FIFTY SIX PAGES? It felt like about 500. Of nothing happening.

I was excited about this book. I loved Stephanie Meyer's adult sci-fi The Host and was eager to see her write another adult novel but this was just boring. It was 56 years pages of infodump on how this character hides her identity and
To all the people who are bashing this simply on the basis that "it's Stephenie Meyer" and "Twilight-vomit-OMG" my sentimate to you is this:


But anyway, to this book - I enjoyed it, though I do have to say this was not a typical genre that I would gravitate to. I thought the subject matter was fascinating and characters like Kevin and Val were so interesting. Though I didn't love this as much as I loved The Host, it was so much better than the mess that was Breaking Dawn.

The only thing I didn't
"The Chemist is the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross. I very much enjoyed spending time with a different kind of action hero, one whose primary weapon isn’t a gun or a knife or bulging muscles, but rather her brain." -Stephenie Meyer
Ms. Meyer's personal tribute comes through perfectly in The Chemist. It is impossible to not notice the blatant similarities of this female version of the death-avoiding, dangerously skille
Natalie Monroe
Jul 19, 2016 marked it as morbidly-curious
Hmm. Hmm. HMMM.

The blurb is lackluster. The forbidden love element terrifies the shit out of me.

We shall see.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really apprehensive about reading this book because of the mixed reviews but I was absolutely intrigued from the first page! I would recommend those who were worried like I was to read it.
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
What a bore! I was so excited to read this because I'm a huge Twilight fan, but it was so boring and flat. Few characters and not so great story. I kind of just kept reading along for a disappointing ending. It was well written though with impeccable details, so I'm still giving it 3 stars. Just not for me... ...more
Sara the Librarian
I can't begin to tell you how many drafts of this review I've gone through.

Okay I can.

It's three.

Seriously though I've been having real problems evaluating this one in an honest way. I was doing my best to land the whole "sarcastic book snob" routine but I couldn't stick it. Finally I figured out why. The problem isn't that this book is pointless and vapid and plotless and filled with characters made of cardboard that's been left out in the rain so now its colorless, bland and soggy and tears a
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved this book! I know there has been quite a few negative reviews for this novel by Stephenie Meyer, but I really enjoyed it. I do tend to take each book I read, in it's own individual right, not necessarily by the author.

I'm a big Jason Bourne fan and found the likeness between the main character of this novel Alex (one of her many cover identities) and Bourne, fun and exciting. It kept me engaged and wanting more when it ended. I think the whole chemical torture idea made for something inte
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Stephenie Meyer is the author of the bestselling Twilight series, The Host, and The Chemist. Twilight was one of 2005's most talked about novels and within weeks of its release the book debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list. Among its many accolades, Twilight was named an "ALA Top Ten Books for Young Adults," an Amazon.com "Best Book of the Decade So Far," and a Publishers Weekly Bes ...more

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