by Michael Scott
When Josh and Sophie, fifteen-year-old twins, take summer jobs in San Francisco, they have no idea they are about to become involved in a battle to save the world. Josh works for Nicholas Flamel, a bookseller, yet Josh soon discovers that Flamel is immortal and possesses the Codex, an ancient book that provides the secret of eternal youth and other spells. When John Dee steals the Codex and kidnaps Flamel's wife, Josh and Sophie inadvertently become involved in the situation. Their summer no longer involves working in San Francisco. They now must face golems, wereboars, and other creatures of the dark.
Personal Thoughts: What a fantastic read! Josh and Sophie's story is compelling, leaving me on the edge of my seat.
This is the first book in a series. If you enjoy The Alchemyst, read The Magician, and The Sorceress. Also, consider listening to Scott's books. The audiobooks are amazing!