This month's YA book club choice is The Alchemyst by Michael Scott.
No, not that Michael Scott ?
Anyway, we're very excited to dive into this series. It comes highly recommended from other YA book club members and we all love a little bit of magic, mythology, and adventure in our lives. Here's what it's about:
The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330.
The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life.
The records show that he died in 1418.
But his tomb is empty.
Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries.
The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late.
While working at summer jobs in San Francisco, twins Sophie & Josh Newman find themselves caught up in a deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee.
Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
This book is recommended for readers who love of any of the Rick Riordan books (Percy Jackson series, Kane Chronicles, etc), Harry Potter, or Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. It's a rollicking fantasy adventure with enough action to keep you interested and enough mythological references to keep the brain engaged. We recommend this book to readers age 12 and up.
We will meet at Foggy Pine Books on Sunday, May 27th at 6:30pm. Drinks & snacks will be provided. You can get your copy from the bookstore today for $10.99 but you'll always get a 15% discount on book club titles. You can also get the book in other formats from us online.
We like to include the Common Sense Media report for those of you that may not be familiar with the book and would like to know a little more about if before your kid comes to book club. You can view the report here but we've included the most important information for you below.
Recommended Age Range
What's In The Book?
See y'all next week!
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