This is my book review on The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. In this report, I will give my view in 3 reasons why this book is excellent.
First, the author filled this book with suspense and mystery. It has the most exciting ways to lull you into a false sense of what's going on. Once the book has you in that place, it surprises you some time with instant action and sometimes with a more slow and suspenseful action.
Second, this book includes lots of interesting characters that were real people. Take Nicholas Flamel for instance. He was an alchemist that grew up in Paris and created the Philosopher's Stone and people claimed that he achieved immortality. Also, there are numerous gods in this book (from mythology). These characters always have something to do or are interconnected in a way to the main characters (The Twins).
Third, the story makes you want to read more. It is long enough to keep you reading so that it can bring up some more actions to keep you reading again. It's like a never-ending cycle that keeps you reading. It always brings something up that gets your attention. In my case, just when you think the fighting is over, a surprise attack comes.
In conclusion, The Alchemist by Michael Scott is a terrific book if you like fantasy, action, and mystery.