Novel: The Alchemyst The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1
Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Borrowed from the school library
Sophie and Josh Newman are 15 year-old twins living in San Francisco. She works in a tea shop and he works in an antique book shop for a man named Nick Fleming. Sophie looks out the shop window and sees men wearing full trench coats in middle of summer walk into the book shop. When Josh begins smelling rotten eggs, he goes to investigate and sees Nick and another man throwing glowing balls of energy at each other. It turns out that Nick Fleming is actually Nickolas Flamel who was born in Paris in 1330 and supposedly had died in 1418. However, his tomb in Paris is empty and now he is living and fighting for his life in San Francisco!
I really like it when you find a new series that has been going for a while and you can binge read without stopping! There are six books in this series so far and I love that my school library has all of them for me to borrow! I've already started number two. I know these are popular with my students right now. When I first heard about them I thought they were someone writing about the character from Harry Potter, but I'm so glad to find out that I was wrong! This is a very enjoyable young adult series. I would love to add it to my classroom library.