Published: January 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Copy provided by: Borrowed
The Alchemy of Forever was a completely new title for me. Life has been taking over recently and I haven't been able to always stay on top of new and upcoming titles but I saw this in the bookstore and kept picking it up to read the summary.
I'm not sure what it was about this title but it really grabbed me and kept me hanging on. It was unputdownable and I wanted to learn more and more about Seraphina and her life story. I was expecting her to be evil and to suck the life force from innocent humans but quite the contrary, she had a backbone and I found her to be quite an interesting character.
As for the ending, it was not what I was expecting although there were hints along the way about how things would play out and I had failed to see them. I guess I was just too engrossed in the entire plot. I'm looking forward to see what other goodies Ms. Williams has up her sleeves. For a debut author, I think she's one to watch.
Think you might be interested in the Alchemy of Forever? Simon and Schuster has an excerpt from the first chapter and you can read it here.