The Chemist Review

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer shares the story of a chemist who used to work with the U.S. Government as an interrogator. When she and a co-worker become a liability, the government kills her co-worker and the chemist goes on the run and constantly needs to be on alert to stay alive. When a former handler contacts her with a way to erase the target on her back, will she be able to finally be safe?

I was excited when Stephenie Meyer wrote a new book. I enjoyed The Host (The Twilight Series was okay) and was hoping this would be a really enjoyable read. The beginning was a rough read for me. It was hard to follow the character's change of names and not having a clear picture of her backstory. I wasn't sure what she did in a lab - did she make inventions, chemical reactions for bombs, research for the government? The character's backstory becomes clearer later, but it seemed unnecessary for the vagueness and only created confusion. The story and characters grew on me later as I progressed through the story and as the backstory became more clear. I enjoyed the ending. The book would have been phenomenal if the issues in the beginning were resolved prior to being published. To learn more about The Chemist, click here.

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