This is a spoiler free review
Title: The Chemist
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publication Date: 8th November 2016
On the run from a clandestine department of the U.S. government, she never stays in the same places for very long nor has the same name. But growing tired of not living, she is offered a way out which will only make her life even more complicated.
Thoughts and Feelings
Four days. That is how long it took me to read this 500 pages book and I was working full time for two of them. That is very fast for me, and there is one reason for that: it was amazing. I was hooked from the beginning. I haven’t really read any mystery thrillers before or a book where the protagonist is a full grown adult, so it was all very new to me.
I have loved Stephenie Meyer since my mum bought me Twilight just before the first film came out, and when I found out she had a new book coming out I pre-ordered it straight away.
I like the way Stephenie Meyer writes, I don’t know why but it flows very well for me. She is one of the few authors that I can read without taking multiple breaks.
Now for the main protagonist. I am normally really bad at remembering names, but lucky for me this protagonist doesn’t keep the same name and is constantly referred to as she. The main protagonist uses her brain, she doesn’t use brute force and rarely does anything rash, instead she thinks through everything and considers all option, most of the time. I enjoyed the mystery behind her as a character and her circumstances at the beginning, and then as the book progressed I found I fell even more in love with her when very little of her life was left in the shadows.
The male lead in this book, is of course the love interest. I won’t say much about it except that I found the fascination with his hair hilarious. There was several instances where it is commented on, and each time it made me laugh.
I don’t really have that many complaints about this book. I haven’t really read mystery/thrillers before though I have watched a lot of movies and tv shows in the same genre so I could kind see where the plot was going, though I was occasionally surprised. The tension was kept high through out this book, so I had to keep reading to find out what happened.
I really enjoyed this book, I loved the female protagonist. I feel like she is a women who has some serious flaws but she is smart, and I love reading about smart females. I would highly recommend this book to any person who loves watching spy films.