TITLE: The Chemist
AUTHOR: Stephenie Meyer
GENRES: Adult, Fiction
FORMAT: Finnish Paperback
PUBLISHED: December 2016
In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.
Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.
In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.
I’ve never been drawn to someone the way I am to you, and I have been from the very first moment I met you. It’s like the difference between…between reading about gravity and then falling for the first time.
Oh wow. My mind is completely blank. Well done Hanna, that’ll make a great review!! Honestly, I don’t know what I could possibly tell about this book other than it was boring and has some strong Twilight vibes.
It took over half a book before it picked up pace and things started happening, only to be over as soon as it started. Then you had to read almost until the end of the book to get some kind of action again. Only for it to be pretty unbelievable and leave you with rolling eyes that just wont stop.
The Chemist starts with a long introduction about Alex, Juliana, whatever. I get that it was necessary for the reader to get the hang of it but still it dragged on too long. Shorter introduction would have been just as fine. You just read and read and read about her daily routines and the traps she makes etc. It doesn’t seem to go anywhere. Until she’s contacted by her previous co-worker about this threat that she has to stop before it spreads. You’d think that now you’ll get to the point where this book becomes a thriller. But no. Things happen but it all seems way too easy and hasty.
Too easy and hasty pretty much describes everything in this book. And I’m not speaking about the pace of this book. It’s just amazing how one little woman can do so many things without a scratch, considering what shes up against.
The instalove was probably the biggest turn-off there could have possibly been in this book. Gosh that was awful! I mean, how did that even happen?!. WHY did that happen? In no way was that necessary to this story. Maybe it could have been if it would have been something else but this way, no nonono.
What did I like then to give this book 2 stars? Kevin and the dogs. Sometimes it just felt that Kevin was the only reasonable person in this book, plus his dogs. Like, he saw the problems in the instalove. He saw how it just wasn’t possible, how it shouldn’t have happened. He had it all under control, kind of. Hah.
All in all I would put this book at the same line with Twilight, with the exception that this is an adult book and Twilight is for tweens.