Thursday, June 8, 2017
June Reads! The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
I like Stephenie Meyer and yes, I liked Twilight and The Host. I picked this book up when I was sick and just wanted a fun book to take my mind off feeling bad and this book fit the bill. The main female character (aka The Chemist) reminded me a bit of a cross between Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games and Jason Bourne. I liked that she was smart and scrappy and able to take care of herself. I really liked the main male character, he was very likable, maybe almost too perfect to be realistic, but very fun to read about. I enjoyed reading about all of the things The Chemist did to stay safe. What I didn't like reading about was all the guns. I realize that this is a thriller and there are armed people and shooting happening, it just seemed like gun overkill, with lots and lots of guns, gun stashes, gun practice shooting that was maybe not 100% necessary. I also would have liked a bit more interaction between the characters and a bit less of the running.
Overall, an entertaining book that I enjoyed reading.