The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer


I’ll be honest, I was (and admittedly maybe still am??) a Twilight fan. I started reading the books when they first came out years and years ago. So, every time I see a new book by Ms. Meyer, I feel like I just HAVE to read it. I hadn’t thought about her in a while and just recently came across this novel. I really enjoyed The Host and was quite excited to dive into this one.

The Chemist is about a ex-government secret agent who is on the run from her former boss. She has been given a second chance at her job (essential a second chance at safety and her life) by following up on a potential drug bust case. She takes it cautiously and, in turn, meets twin brothers. One of the twins is on the run from his boss, while the other becomes her lover. Obviously, the job is NOT what she expected it to be. Thus, cue the exact typical Stepehnie Meyer story line.

I gave it a good try, I really did. I just couldn’t even finish it. I was so dissapointed because I thought she really could have had potential when diving into a new genre of thriller/suspense. It literally read the exact same way as all of her other books did. I read 3/4ths of the way in and just jumped to the last chapter to still not even leave impressed. Don’t get me a wrong, I am a sucker for romance, but this was just so predictable and dry, I almost felt nothing. I was grabbed in by the first few chapters, but it just left me hanging from there. It completely dragged on. Sorry Stephanie, I’ll just stick with going back to reading the Host when I want to indulge myself in your writing again.


2.5/5 stars


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