The Final Formula (The Final Formula Series, Book 1)

The Final Formula (The Final Formula Series, Book 1)

by Becca Andre

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The Final Formula (The Final Formula Series, Book 1) by Becca Andre

To a master alchemist like Addie, impossible is just another word for challenge. When a fiery explosion destroys the Alchemica, the premier alchemy institute in the United States, she’s left with nothing. No home, no colleagues, and no memory. Learning what happened seems impossible, but she still has one strength, and in her opinion, it’s the only one she needs. She hasn’t forgotten a thing about alchemy.

Addie brews a potion to restore her lost past, but remembers only the flames of the Alchemica’s destruction—and a man among the ashes. A man with the elemental power of fire, who just happens to be the leader of the magical community. He might know what happened, but getting him to tell her will require some…creativity. The magical aren’t fond of alchemists. Some say it borders on hatred, but Addie isn’t one to back down from a challenge, even if that challenge happens to be a man who can turn her to ash with a thought.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045644013
Publisher: Becca Andre
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Series: Final Formula Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 22,290
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Becca Andre lives in southern Ohio with her husband, two children, and an elderly Jack Russell Terrier. A love of science and math (yes, she’s weird like that), led to a career as a chemist where she blows things up far more infrequently than you’d expect. Other interests include: chocolate, hard rock, and slaying things on the Xbox. She also finds writing about herself in third person a bit strange.

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The Final Formula 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written. A story that is easy to get lost in. Plot and characters are intricately woven into a chaotic, imperfect, and phenomenal world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book through a service called BookBub (for anyone who adores reading, I highly suggest it) and I na m so grateful to whoever put it on the list. This book is INCREDIBLE and I loved it from beginning to end. Addie, the main character, is fascinating and surprisingly relatable. I honest - to - goodness wish Rowan was a real guy because hotDANG. Their bantering and casual jabs made the book lighthearted in moments where it could have gotten too serious. There are a few parts where I kind of lost the plot, but even with the mild confusion, it's still an excellent read. I'm not usually a science fiction/ futuristic world kind of girl, but book was thrilling in every sense of the word. I HIGHLY suggest it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is not enough time in my life to read, or i would have finished this story in a day. Rarely do i feel tnis way... Looking forwRd to a break to catch a paragraph. I thank the aurhor for sharind her storu. Bingaux
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of finding redeeming qualities even in the most driven and vile people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want to put it down. Story line holds your interest, characters work well together and draw you into the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually enjoyed reading this book, plots within plots, witin.... So interesting that I plan on purchasing more of the books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bring magic, alchemy, and some other interesting ideas into the modern world and hold on for a wild ride. A compelling story, full of twists and turns, with very enjoyable characters, this book is well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems lately that every Tom, Dick and Harry are trying to write the next Anita Blake or Harry Dresden. Usually these fall flat as the pale imitations they are. Final Formula is a far cut above those. Although occasionally the action left me bewildered as to who was doing what where, and the minor character introductions were forgettable, the over all story was done very well. A clear plot and a likeable main character do much for a story. I would like to know more about the world the author has created. It seems intriguing but distant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will continue the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasy at its best. Love Addie! Getting ready to purchase the other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I wasn't sure I'd like this book. It didn't take long for me to get into it and find it difficult to put down! I enjoyed the varied characters developed beautifully by this author. I also enjoyed the plot line, which is different than any I have read! Thanks so much for this free book! I will look for more from this talented author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good story. Kept you reading and not wanting to stop. Great characters and situations. Get it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I read the outstanding reviews & as suggested ignored the creepy & misleading cover. True, this story has a lot of repulsive looking creatures, but addie, the flawed heroine, thou human & non-magical, is fascinating as a hunted alchemist who's memory of her past is blurry & full of mystery. There's a wonderful mix of humor, darkness, magic, science, & romance. There are shocking twists & turns to her story & the reactions of the magical men in her life that makes your heart ache. I can't wait to read the next in the series
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evfamcomp More than 1 year ago
This is the start of an absolutely fantastic series with Alchemy, Old Magic (necromancers) and New Magic (elements and others). Addie, a Master Alchemist, although she doesn’t remember that at the beginning just knows alchemy and uses it to make formulas. Every Alchemist wants to make the Final Formula and become as Master Alchemist. Addie’s memories of her past have been taken and she calls herself the “addled alchemist.” She wants to find out about her past. So begins her journey, and she finds out more and more as she becomes involved with those who have magic. The major characters are introduced in this book. There is mystery, magic and danger along the way. Addie learns truths about herself, not all pleasant. I have read all available books and novellas of this series and highly recommend it. The novellas offer insight into the characters and I hope you will get them too. The author has promised more books- I am waiting. I like her whole approach to this series. A rare typo pops up. Reading is clear.
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Can't wait to read the next part
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read, progressed at a good pace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Top shelf reading! Read like a seasoned pro writer created this interesting and quick paced book. That it was free was simply a cherry topping. Kudos to the author. Dale M. Baranoski
anniepageAP More than 1 year ago
The Final Fornula by Becca Andre Wonderful writing for author got you right at the beginning and keep you wanting to finish the book. Addie as she was called because she had lost her memory in an explosion at the academy for alchemica academy she was at. Chased by evil men in black and seeing the Fire Lord at the scene things keep her confused. A Hellhound saved her and then James took her to his family business to work and have a place to stay til she got her memory back. There are all kinds of paranormal people after her so Addie goes on a hunt runs into the fire Lord Rowan and he protects her and James costing him a lot of trouble and falls for Addie and she falls for him Everyone wants the Final Formula because its makes you immoral. In the end it made me so sad to see that she was the one that was the cause of all after being drugged and remembers all that she had done and every one turns there back on her again being all alone. Hope there is a second book coming because I did not like the ending
Masquerader888 More than 1 year ago
I was sucked in to The Final Formula from the very beginning by the immersive world-building and quirky and lovable characters. Ms. Andre builds a believable world balanced between normal humans, Old and New magic as told from one balancing between the magical and mundane: an alchemist who is without magic of her own but can create magical slaves and potions. I loved the face that while I gained an understanding of the political make-up of this world, politics wasn’t shoved down my throat. Instead this world grew from minute details and character interaction making the places feel real and tangible and the tensions and alliances more easily understood. The characters in this book were intelligent, charming, frustrating, caring, bull-headed, funny, sweet and sad. In other words they were everything good characters should be. I found them to be both accessible and realistic, containing both strengths and flaws some of which were indistinguishable from the other. The main protagonists had me rooting for them until the very end and even with some twists and turns I cared about their journey. If I had one criticism of this book it would be the plot itself. There were times when it dipped into trope, and some twists I found trite, while others I plain didn’t like but in the end I still believed. So, despite all the neat ribbon wrap-up that was a tad too quick for my liking (and a bit far-flung and fetched) and the should-have-known-betters I enjoyed the journey The Final Formula took me on and, more, would happily ride again to see what happens next. ***As one last note, I have to express my dissatisfaction with the cover of this book. It almost dissuaded me from buying as it has the dark and creepy thing going and I’m not into the blood-spattered walls of creepiedom. If I hadn’t read the sample first (which was likely picked up on a recommendation as I doubt I would have clicked this cover on my own), I definitely would not have picked up this book based solely on this cover. And yes, I know, “don’t judge a book by its cover” but really would that be an adage if it wasn’t applicable? With millions of books to choose from having a quality cover that accurately depicts the story is an important element and one that I feel this publication is weak on.***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago