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The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1) by Avery Williams
January 3rd 2012
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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? (from Goodreads)
This one sounds so cool. I love that it's the main character who has lived hundreds of years in this one, instead of the MC falling in love with the immortal person. The whole alchemy aspect really intrigues me too - from Harry Potter to Vampire Academy to Fullmetal Alchemist, I've always loved stories with alchemy in them! Plus, it seems like there's no clear cut villain in this one - I mean, Seraphina herself is kind of a villain, because she's killed so many people to stay immortal. I'm really curious about her relationship with Cyrus - he definitely does not seem like a good guy so I'm wondering what she saw in him to begin with. Definitely looking forward to this one!
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