Karin's Reviews > The Alchemyst
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)
Mar 10, 2009
This book was recommended to my 5th grader by his school librarian, who usually recommends great books. (Yes, Nicholas Flamel is mentioned in Harry Potter, but this has nothing at all to do with Harry. Flamel was a real historical character). Anyway, at first I think I was a little caught up in the similarities between this book and other YA fantasy I have read (Children of the Lamp, Percy Jackson, Fablehaven, etc.) but once I got into it, I think it was different enough that it held its own. The story kept my attention and I will definitely read the 2nd one. My 5th grader loved it, read the 2nd and is eagerly awaiting the 3rd.
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