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Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2017
Stephenie made yet another successful transition. Twilight was a good YA series and the Host a great New Adult experience where the author showed the ability to empathize with her characters. The Chemist was written in the third person, which was new for Meyer's novel length works I liked the main character (Dr. Juliana “Julie” Fortis AKA Alex, AKA other names), a credible person created in a rather incredible set of circumstances. Daniel was—perhaps—a little too forgiving and Kevin a rather extreme character, although not terribly extreme from my experience (having been exposed to a few people like this). Although written in the third person, Stephenie sticks with the main character most of the time. One of the big advantages to third person is the ability to follow multiple characters through multiple threads—something I'm sure Meyer will experiment with in the future. The book starts out at (for me) a good pace, although I've read reviews by YA readers expecting a faster start. It accelerates nicely and is a compelling read. Good job moving to a more adult set of themes.
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