The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1)

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1)

In the first novel of the Incarnation series, the immortal Seraphina grapples with a wrenching truth: Falling in love might mean succumbing to death.People say ?love never dies??but love might be the death of Seraphina. Seraphina has been alive since the Middle Ages, when her boyfriend, Cyrus, managed to perfect a method of alchemy that lets them swap bodies with any human In the first novel of the Incarnation series, the immortal Seraphina grapples with a wrenching truth: Falling i...

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Title:The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1)
Author:Avery Williams
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:The Alchemy of Forever
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1) Reviews

  • Julie
    Feb 01, 2012
    Seraphina--whose last name is Ames according to the book product description, although I don't think we ever read that in the book itself--is killed during a robbery in London when she was 14. Fortunately, Cyrus, a boy she likes, is with her when it happens. Cyrus's father is an apothe...
  • Amy Jacobs
    Jan 19, 2012
    Whew! Talk about a book that can force you to forget about daily chores! Seriously, when I first received this book, I just thought it was going to be another young adult paranormal to add to my list of reads without any more thought. However, once you start reading about Sera and Cyru...
  • Brodie
    May 19, 2011
    Seraphina first 'died' when she was 14 years old. But the smitten son of the local alchemist tipped a vial of immortality to her mouth and made her an immortal, an Incarnate. Switching from body to body after the old one wears out, living her life inside vessels stolen from others. 600...
  • Sonia
    Jan 01, 2012
    4.5 stars Avery Williams entices and ensnares in this dazzling debut. Seraphina, or Sera as she likes to be called, is a heroine that possesses a more subtle kind of bravery. Emerging after centuries of guilt and desperation, it propels Sera to take some pretty drastic measures t...
  • Krys
    Sep 11, 2011
    I started The Alchemy of Forever three+ weeks ago, got halfway through it, then accidentally abandoned it at my dentist office (an hour away from where I live). This caused many annoyed shouts of expletives when I realized I couldn't finish it later in the evening. A recent trip home...
  • Dija
    Jan 17, 2012
    The scariest thing about Incarnates is that we look just like everyone else. Another YA with a brilliant premise that doesn't quite deliver, The Alchemy of Forever is bad when it could have easily been epic. Sera is an immortal (or Incarnate, like they're called in this one) who...
  • Vi Vi
    Nov 15, 2011
    "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. " MOTHERFUCKER. STOP STEALING FROM ANIME YA AUTHORS. MY GOD. ...
  • Megan
    Nov 22, 2011
    THE ALCHEMY OF FOREVER, a 2012 debut by Avery Williams, promises the mix of immortality with the drama of teenage discovery. I didn?t know what to expect diving into this otherwise, except for the fact that at 256 pages, it was going to be a quick read. Sadly, quick read is pretty ...
  • Jessica
    Jan 26, 2012
    That cover is atrocious. It should apologize to everyone who has to look at it, but proves that you can?t judge a book by its cover. I hated this book before I started it because of that cover. I even resented the person who gave it to me a bit because LOOK. AT. IT. The paperback cov...
  • Jana
    Dec 20, 2011
    Also posted on the blog: http://jana-thebookgoddess.blogspot.com/ If there was one word I would describe this book, it would be - short. Yes. I know that's not the best description, but yeah. SHORT. As in, short in character development, short in novel length (seriously, I think...
  • Saniya
    Jan 29, 2012
    First of all, guys do check this out. I have made a fan-made cast for this book. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIb65... Well, this book was something. And I mean it in a good way. ^_^ The cover was just okay for me, the blurb seemed nice but the trailer here made me read this...
  • Brooke
    Nov 01, 2011
    WHAT!? No, no, no, no! How can it end like that?! ~Full Review~ This book was so flawlessly written. The pages and the chapters all blended together so incredibly well that it was basically impossible to put this book down! The writing and the descriptions in this book were so...
  • Janus the Erudite Artist
    Nov 30, 2011
    It only takes a good plot and/or an amazing cover to get me to read a book. Alchemy of Forever caught me by its very intriguing plot. Not that I haven?t read anything like it, but I was curious enough to find out how this goes. Alas, a book with so much potential but fell short. ...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 30, 2011
    In the prologue the year is 1349 and Seraphina is fourteen years old, dancing the night away with a masked stranger. She heads outside for some fresh air, where the masked stranger reveals himself to be the alchemist's son, Cyrus. He says he has always noticed Seraphina. Then out of no...
  • Lindsay Cummings
    Nov 09, 2011
    This book is AWESOME. That's really all I want to say, short and sweet. But because this is a review, and I want the world to read this book, I guess I will go into a bit more detail. :) The book starts out with a rockin' setting, way back in the 1300's, where we first meet Sera...
  • Giselle
    Oct 08, 2011
    Reincarnation has always been an iffy subject for me. I'm not easily interested or impressed with it. I can happily say that the Alchemy of Forever is by far the best reincarnation story I have ever read (though I haven't read that many - but still it was awesome!). In The Alchemy of F...
  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    Jan 03, 2012
    Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog! Short but sweet, The Alchemy of Forever is deceptively simple and remarkably engaging. The plot may not be entirely the most original, nor the writing the most striking, though it certainly has its moments of sparkle, but this was an ...
  • Blythe
    Jun 03, 2012
    Providing readers with a thoroughly interesting and unique perspective on incarnation, Avery Williams has great promise to offer with her Incarnation series, a good portion of which is executed in The Alchemy of Forever. Williams' take on the thought-provoking concept of incarnation is...
  • İlkim
    Jan 10, 2012
    Reenkarnasyonu konu edinen bir romand?. Karakterimiz 600 y?ld?r beden de?i?tirerek ya?ayan Seraphina. Cyrus ise simyac?n?n o?lu, en ba?ta Sera lrken ona ilk bedenini veren ve 600 y?ld?r onunla olan. En ba?ta birbirlerine a??k olsalar da zaman getike Sera Cyrus'ta...
  • Rayne
    Dec 14, 2011
    Review originally posted at http://www.mycutebookshelf.com/2012/0... Yes. I read this because of Full Metal Alchemist. That show is one of my favorite animes ever, if not my very favorite, so seeing as this book shared some elements with FMA, I decided to give it a try. I wanted s...
  • Ducky
    Jan 28, 2012
    3.5 stars I actually wasn't expecting much from The Alchemy of Forever because, for some reason, the summary didn't click with me...I guess things turned out pretty well, all things considered. There were parts that I loved, but there were others that I felt meh about. The Good ...
  • Aleixie
    Jan 07, 2012
    The Alchemy of Forever. I don't have much to say on the subject. It was one of those books that you absolutely have no opinion on, because you couldn't care less. Yes, this was a good book, yes, I would read the next one, and yes, I have nothing to say. The plot was good, inter...
  • Inge
    Nov 24, 2013
    That was really cool! Just when I thought I've read every type of YA book imaginable, The Alchemy of Forever takes me by surprise. Seraphina is a 600-year-old Incarnation, an immortal who takes other people's bodies to continue living. But after six centuries, Sera is tired of livin...
  • Amber at Fall Into Books
    Feb 10, 2012
    I really do not know what is going on in the YA universe lately, but the quality of writing from debut authors is dropping drastically. This book was just ridiculous. It was completely unbelievable in every way, and the underdeveloped characters were all idiots. I should have known not...
  • Sarah
    Jul 15, 2012
    This review can also be found here I bought this book in July of 2012 at Books-A-Million during a sale for $3 and it sat on my bookshelf untouched until recently. I really wish that I had read this one sooner since I absolutely loved it. Everything about this book drew me in, from ...
  • Calzedonia
    Jan 02, 2013
    J tedy rozhodn? ano! Chci vyzkou?et v?echny ty ?asn v?ci, co jsou na Zemi. Chci nav?tvit v?echna ta ndhern msta na Zemi. Chci vystudovat v?echny ty zajmav obory na v?ech t?ch zajmavch univerzitch. Ale p?edev?m, chci p?e?st v?echny ty bje?...
  • Adelle R.
    Sep 10, 2013
    Woo, o dost lep?, ne? jsem ?ekala. Abych pravdu ?ekla, docela jsem se bla, ale Sera p?ed?ila moje o?ekvn. Kdyby jen po?d od v?eho necht?la utct, ani? by pomyslela na nsledky, dala bych tomu klidn? pln po?et :) ...
  • Rachel Gunter
    Feb 26, 2014
    The Alchemy Of Forever was a quick and easy paranormal read about a girl who can live forever, but only by taking over the body of somebody else. I liked Sera, she was brave to stand up to Cyrus, and clearly had developed a conscience over taking over bodies. The romance was nice but I...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Dec 15, 2016
    I didn?t expect much from The Alchemy of Forever. I?ve been putting the book on hold for the longest time possible because I simply assumed it?s going to be the same old fantasy/sci-fi yawn inducing read but I started it yesterday and finished it the same day. I was quite surpr...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    Jan 20, 2012
    The ending of this book quite possibly made me giddy. 3.5 stars. 2012 - The year of the villain? One could only hope. Real villains are due for a comeback. Not the good boy turned bad type of character. I'm talking rotten to the core villains. The kind we love to hate. The kind we...