Waiting on Wednesday (76) - The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams8:00 AM
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Summary (from Goodreads):
Seraphina’s first love made her immortal…her second might get her killed.
Incarnation is a new series that introduces a fresh mythology perfect for fans of bestselling series like The Immortals by Alyson Noel and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
After spending six hundred years on earth, Seraphina Ames has seen it all. Eternal life provides her with the world’s riches, but at a very high price: innocent lives. Centuries ago, her boyfriend, Cyrus, discovered a method of alchemy that allows them to swap bodies with other humans, jumping from one vessel to the next, taking the human’s life in the process. No longer able to bear the guilt of what she’s done, Sera escapes from Cyrus and vows to never kill again.
Then sixteen-year-old Kailey Morgan gets into a horrific car accident right in front of her, and Sera accidentally takes over her body. For the first time, Sera finds herself enjoying the life of the person she’s inhabiting—and falls for the human boy who lives next door. But Cyrus will stop at nothing until she’s his again, and every moment she stays, she’s putting herself and the people she’s grown to care for in great danger. Will Sera have to give up the one thing that’s eluded her for centuries: true love?
Avery Williams' debut novel The Alchemy of Forever is the first in a two-book series and I just love its premise! Sera sounds like a sweet girl drowning in guilt after centuries of essentially stolen life. It would be enough to make someone power-hungry with the knowledge of an immortal life, but that doesn't seem to be the case with her. I'm looking forward to learning more about this new approach to immortality and the paranormal.