The Chemist

Hardcover | November 8, 2016

byStephenie Meyer

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And ...

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature. Her internationally bestselling Twilight series has sold 155 million copies worldwide. In 2008 she publishedThe Host,her first novel for adults, which debuted at #1 on theNew York TimesandWall Street Journalbestseller lists, and was released as...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.62 × 6.5 × 1.62 inPublished:November 8, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316387835

ISBN - 13:9780316387835

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Customer Reviews of The Chemist


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was good The plot lost me at some points but overall was a satisfying read.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ehhhh I read this book it was boring and interesting at the same time but still the plot really messed up
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not My Favourite The plot didn't work for me.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed reading I found the book had some unexpected events and overall was different. I liked the book and at times didn't want to put it down--worth reading
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok Better then her other novels in my opinion but it was average. Would still recommend you try it out though!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't Get Into this Book. Couldn't get into this book.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than Twilight I felt the writing was better than Twilight. It was a pretty good plot.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very gripping story i love stories about ex agents and this was exceptional #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Okay Stephanie Meyer's writing has gotten a little better however, the character's lacked development and the plot was pretty one note. It was a good read, I just wanted more.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! It wasnt amazing but a pleasant read
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read This book had a great plot twists and was really well written but in some areas it dragged on. Not the top of Stephanie's best but it was really good.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Another great book by Stephenie Meyer, I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I'm a fan of Stephenie Meyer's other books as well, and this one did not disappoint. I really enjoyed it and I hope there are more like it to come! It's completely different from the other books she has written but equally good.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what i was expecting thought there would be more vampires, considering the author. still not bad
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a bit trite but an easy read A simplistic story that reads easy and follows the formula you expect. No surprises here. Not a bad premise but characters felt a little underdeveloped. A good choice for a beach day or rainy day with nothing to do.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from lackluster and dull I really wanted to give this book a chance being such a fan of The Host (which imo showed that Stephenie could write something better outside of the Twilight series) but this was just not good at all. It had all of the elements that I disliked about Stephenie's previous books (even worst insta-love than usual) but unfortunately didn't even have an interesting plot to make up for it. Boring and dissappointing.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I loved this book, definitely one to read again. Completely different than any of Stephenie Meyer's other books but at least as good. I was pulled right into it!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good This may be Stephenie Meyer's best yet. Great book, hard to put down and wonderful characters.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read I had a hard time reading it sometimes but overall was ok. I didn't have any other books going so I was able to finish
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Weekend Book I found the book took a few chapters to really get into but once you are in, you can't put it down until the very end. Would read again. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good parts and some boring parts... The idealistic love story is a bit much, but the main character is so interestingly drawn that I totally forgive the sap of the love story. Really fun overall.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable It was a good read, not one of my favourites but still interesting enough.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This was such an amazing read. I absolutely loved the character development, the plot, the dialogue. I got lost in the story. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I really enjoyed the book, i finished it in two days, i couldnt put it down. the suspense was fun to follow , i love the importance of dogs in the novel, it showcased how special they are!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from enjoyed it, except for... I enjoyed this book. I liked the main character, it had some great action parts, and an interesting plot. But what happened with the love interest?!? He was so boring and acted like a love-sick puppy, can't understand how the main character could fall for him. This really could've been a great book but the love interest just irritated me too much.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad! The Chemist is a thriller by Stephenie Meyer. Unlike many/most people, I don't hate her books. I started this book with a very open mind and was, for the most part, pleasantly surprised. The heroine is kick-ass, the plot is thrilling, and there are lots of dogs! (I'm a huge animal lover so this really appealed to me.) If you love thrillers, you will probably enjoy The Chemist. There was one, huge glaring problem though: the romance. Alex's love interest, Daniel, is bland, tasteless, boring...just a totally beige character. Of course the romance happens really fast and sappy, cheesy, unrealistic, nauseating dialogue occurs. Like "my life never began until I met you" and "you are my whole world and more." Those aren't direct quotes but they're just as bad/probably not even as bad as the real dialogue. Maybe I wouldn't've minded so much if I had liked Daniel, but I was mystified as to why Alex liked him. He had a good heart but aside from being nice, he had 0 personality. That and the eye-rolling dialogue is why this book lost a star for me. But I really did enjoy The Chemist!!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ok not a fan
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Typical SM This book is very typical Stephanie Meyer - but without the addicting appeal of twilight. Nonetheless I still enjoyed this book - even though there were parts I had to skip there as they were too drawn out. Glad I read it, but it is not going to be one of my all-time favs
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugh, twighlight meets jason bourne The first half shows she did her research. The second half reveals she doesn't have an original idea in her head tp pull it all together. Save your money.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she can actually write something good... a story that had a better concept than Twilight (to which I am not a fan of, by the way). This...for me, was a disappointment. Maybe other people would like it, but I don't. I would not want to recommend this to anyone, really. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Worth It Writing is mediocre, but what else can you expect from the author of Twilight?
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok good for reading to someone
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Definitely better than some of her other work and an interesting concept, but not all that gripping and the writing is mediocre.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh For all my reviews, visit Clues and Reviews Juliana worked for the U.S government. In a department, so covert, very few people even knew it existed. She was known as “The Chemist”, taking part in and protecting the deepest and darkest secrets of the agency using her medical background. But then, they decide she is a liability and Juliana finds herself on the run; they want her dead. However, when her former agency approaches her and offers her a way out, she takes this opportunity to try and settle the score, hoping to make a new life for herself. When her target complicates things, she finds herself in more danger than she ever has before…. The Chemist is the newly published spy thriller by Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer. Our protagonist, a medical scientist, turned professional government torturer, is on the run after numerous attempted assassinations against her. Once she is contacted by her old agency and approached to kidnap and torture a new target, things become complicated and she decides to seek revenge instead of running. I was actually pleasantly surprised with this one. I wasn’t sure how Meyer would move into the adult realm after settling comfortably into the paranormal young adult genre, but I felt like she was able to successfully weave a story with some serious action and with moments of “on the edge of your seat” style tension. The beginning of the story with the introduction of our protagonist was pretty fantastic. I loved seeing her wit and paranoia as she struggled to maintain her identify and navigate a world where she is being hunted down. I also enjoyed watching her ease back into her old lifestyle as she prepared to kidnap and torture her new target. Who happens to be a tall, dark and handsome man, named Daniel Beech. Obviously, we know where this story is going to go. In true Twilight fashion, Meyer falls back on the “star-crossed lovers” story line. I’m not a hater. I liked Twilight, so this storyline didn’t necessarily bother me. It just turned the novel into a lot more “fluff” than what I am usually looking for in a thriller. That being said, I did enjoy the twist with her target and how their “working” relationship develops. Moving along, I found this novel to have some serious lag in the middle. At 518 pages, I needed this one to pack a serious punch all the way through to keep my interest. Unfortunately, I found myself unimpressed halfway through. This novel was just okay for me. I didn’t find myself particularly hooked after the initial few chapters and by the end, I was satisfied by how everything came together but I wasn’t mind blown or in shock or anything like that. For someone who enjoys a nice fluffy thriller or for someone who is a die-hard Stephenie Meyer fan, then you’ll love this book. But for someone who is looking for a serious thrill, I would skip this one. I’d say about 200 of those pages are worth your time.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't want it to end! I really enjoyed this book. I hope there's a sequel. I got involved with caring about the characters and read it too fast.....I need to know what happened.
Date published: 2016-11-20

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"[A] gripping page-turner."
-Ali Ehrlich, Good Morning America