My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Date read: December 13 to 19, 2016
I was extremely excited to read THE CHEMIST by STEPHENIE MEYER as I absolutely loved THE HOST and was hoping that this one would be just as good. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite meet up to my expectations. I read THE HOST in one day, and this one took me six days to finish! There were some really exciting moments to this novel and then at other times it seemed to drag and was a little bit boring for me. I could put it down and walk away and then at other times all I could think of was reading this book. It was a strange feeling for me as I am usually totally engaged and invested while reading a novel.
THE CHEMIST is a light romantic suspense and spy thriller which I found slightly challenging to follow along with some of the secondary characters. I had a hard time figuring out and remembering who was who and how they were connected to the ongoing storyline. The novels main character who goes by the name of “Alex” (most of the time) is a strong female lead who is an expert in her line of work and possesses a unique talent to get the job done. I found her first experience with Daniel was quite intense and exciting but that intensity just didn’t continue for me throughout the rest of the novel. I think I was more interested in the relationship that Kevin had with his extremely intelligent trained dogs and their special abilities especially Einstein, as it added some extra life to the storyline.
I found THE CHEMIST to have an interesting plot line which was executed in incredible detail and the main characters were well developed.
To wrap it up it was an interesting, slower-paced, somewhat exciting read with a satisfying ending.
Would I recommend? Yes, as I think this is one that you have to read for yourself to see if you love or hate it!