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Life of 12 year old- Coronavirus Lockdown- Part 54

By Rova - June 07, 2020

Hello. Today is June 7th, as you all can see, and it is Sunday. It has been a very quiet Sunday, and for some reason, I have a good feeling about today. I feel like today is going to be a good day. Now, today is Sunday, so I usually have less HW than usual, so I decided that I should write my blog now so that I don't run out of room. I have wanted to get a lot of topics posted and I haven't been able to do that lately, so, let's get back on track with our plans. 

Now, you know that very recently I have finished my Alchemyst book, after quite a long time. This was very unnatural for me. I have started the next book, but, I thought that I should give a review of the book.

First, I want to say that the book was splendid. We know about Nicholas Flamel from Harry Potter but we only know some parts of him. This book tells the story of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and his wife, Perenelle Flamel. 


Summary:
Twins Sophie and Josh Newman have led ordinary lives, until one day, after a mysterious explosion from a bookstore, they learn that things are not what they seem, including the owner of the shop. Nicholas Flamel, the greatest alchemist to ever live, who, according to historical records, died in 1418. What if he has been alive this whole time, creating an elixir of life from an ancient book, the Book of Abraham? In the wrong hands, the book can destroy the world, which is exactly what Dr. Dee plans to do now that he has stolen it. Follow Sophie, Josh, and Nicholas Flamel as they ally with friends, and battle foes as they find one hope, that the twins are the twins of the prophecy. They have the power, all they have to do is learn how to use it. 


Review:

First I'm going to explain what I liked about this book. I really like Harry Potter, it is one of my most favorite book series. In the first book, Nicholas Flamel has been mentioned, and he is a bit mysterious. We know that he has created the elixir of life- the sorcerers stone- but we don't know a lot. The book tells the story further, like what he has done when he has been creating this book, it has magic, ancient mysteries, and a whole lot of adventure. I like how all the characters are real. ( Small spoiler) In the book, Josh is researching the characters when Nicholas Flamel appears because he is skeptical. Of course, Sophie and Josh are possibly not real, but Nicholas Flamel, Dr. John Dee, Perenelle Flamel, etc. Some are from legends, but others are real characters from the past. I find that interesting. There is a fact, that Nicholas Flamel's tomb was broken into and empty when he died. The mystery is, no one knows what happened. This book gives a fantasy image of what is happening from that day. I like ancient history and secrets and fantasy, so for me, this was one of my favorite books.

Next, we do the opposite. As much as I liked the book, I didn't like it. I've started reading book 2,  The Magician. 
To me, it feels like the second book is more interesting than the 1st. In The Alchemyst, the plot went too quickly. It all happened so fast. I would have enjoyed it more if it was slower, and it built up more suspense. I didn't really feel any suspense when there were new characters or enemies. Also, some of the characters, they are from legends and ancient times, and when mentioned in the book, I didn't really feel that much greatness or power coming from them sometimes. That also makes me refer to description. I have to say, that if there was maybe a bit more description, in powers, or strength, or anything, it would have been much better. In the second book, so far, the plot is more spread out and taken one bit at a time. The characters that started to get introduced in the book, were well described, with more explanation about them, and their history, and what they did, and who they were. It really was more descriptive, explanative and more plotted out. 

Either way, whether it had some bad things or good things, I really liked the first book. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series and I cannot wait to finish it and give a better review. Hopefully, it will be more explainative andhelp me understand the first book more. Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!

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