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The Alchemy of Forever

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    The Alchemy of Forever is a story about a girl named Sera, who b

    The Alchemy of Forever is a story about a girl named Sera, who became immortal after an attempted robbery went sour. Now, she roams the earth, stealing bodies every ten or so years when her current one begins to die. After living for 600 hundred years with Cyrus and the other "Incarnates", she has finally had enough. She is determined to kill herself and be free of the world - and Cyrus - once and for all.

    But when her plans goes slightly sideways, she ends up in a new body while trying to resuscitate her. So instead of killing herself in this young girl's body, she decides to hide in this new life instead, enveloping herself in Kailey Morgan's life. But how long can she hide before Cyrus finds her?

    This story had me hooked, I read the mere 240 pages in hours. The characters were lovable, except of course Cyrus, who was a creeper in my point of view. The story-line was fantastic, and had me wishing the second book was already released. There were only two things that irked me - Firstly, What happened to the alchemy book? Sera seemed to forget about it after awhile and that seemed kind of important to me. Secondly, Why didn't Sera just kill herself? She didn't want to live, stealing other bodies, but she put all these new people she loved in danger. Kailey was dead inside, so why not? I hope at least the first question will be answered in the next book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

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    the alchemy of forever

    Sometimes I think books are best when you don't read the back of it. You have no idea what it is about going into it, or what you are getting yourself into. This happened to me with this book. And I loved it! It was so worth it.

    You meet Seraphina, she is a 14 year old girl that is learning what it means that love never dies. Her boyfriend figures out how to live forever by swapping bodies with someone that dies instead of dying yourself. Now to me when I read this, I was thinking to myself that I may not like this. I thought that maybe it could be interesting, but I could not see myself reading. Well to make a long story short I finished it......and.....I LOVE IT. I could not get enough of it.

    Seraphina decides that she is going to not switch bodies. She wants to save lives instead of killing. So she helps a girl by talking her out of killing herself. She feels accomplished. She feels like she did something right. Then Seraphina witnesses a car crash and she tries to help the girl that was involved. Well while doing this she takes over the bodies of the dead girl. At this point in the book is where I was like, "really, really?" But I kept going. And I am glad I did. While in this body, she becomes Kailey. Kailey has all the friends, is the most popular girl in school, and loves to paint and listen to music. These are somethings that Seraphina does not like to do. Seraphina has a hard time adjusting to this life, because all the lives that she has swapped she has ran away and went back to her old life. But this can not happen this time around. Because she is in the body of a 16 year old girl. She has a mom, dad, brother, teachers, and a guy that would look for her if she would come on missing. So she has to live this life. But she realizes that it may not be bad.


    This book has everything that I think a book should have. It really keeps you going and into the story. I believe with books like these you need to have the readers attention for the whole book. With this book I think that it really didn't do that until you got to the part where she enters Kailey's body. After that the book was really good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Awesome book

    So when I first got a hold of this series I had unknowingly gotten the second book "the impossiblity of tomorrow" and only when I was thoruoghly confused with the first ten pages did I finally took a look at the back inside cover of the book and there it said "discover where it all began". That peeved me a little because even the description gave no hints that it was the second book and neither did the first few pages of the book but anywhooo once I found this book I immediately began reading and couldnt stop!!! Loved it and would recommend it to anyone who love a good fantasy teen fiction book :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    This is an amazing book. Everyone should read it. 

    This is an amazing book. Everyone should read it. 

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

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    Surprised me in a good way

    This book really surprised me since I didn't really know that much about the premise before I started reading it. The novel deals with incarnates, immortals who can live forever by taking the body and life of someone else. I liked the main character of Sera and found the whole idea of incarnates fascinating. It reminded me a bit of Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel, so if you liked that one you'll probably enjoy this one too. Its the kind of book that has tons of potential and its a quick read. I thought it was a stand alone but its actually the first book in a series. Though I wasn't crazy about the rather abrupt ending, I'm still excited about the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Get it

    U should get it cuz its about runnijg magic and more but the next book i can hardly wait

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

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    Great book!

    A very quick and exciting read, this book I enjoyed. It was very easy to get into that I sort of forgot where I was at cause I was so consumed with this amazing story.

    What I liked most about this book is the great plot. Lately the plots of the books I have been reading have be intriguing me so much. I loved a good plot that is not only paced right, but fulfilling with each page turn. Sera , the main character, takes the reader on an adventure of lives that she held. I love that Sera see everything black and white. There are no gray ares for her. She is truthful in what she wants. She doesn't want to harm others but just be herself. Sera is really unique when it comes to characters. Ms. Williams wrote this characters with great dimension. Right from the start, I knew where Sear stood.

    The love interest in this book took turns where I didn't think it would. Still, it was good. I love how well the love formed in the story. It wasn't fast but so enjoyable to read. To see how the character is different from what other people know her as is good. I love seeing things from every point of view. Ms. Williams did a fantastic job in capturing the essence of her characters and letting them flow freely in her writing.

    The Alchemy Of Forever weaves a beautiful tale of love and magic. Readers will enjoy the new take of alchemy and it's magical forms. If anything, The Alchemy Of Forever is a thrilling enchantment story that can reign anyone in.

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