The Chemist by Stephenie MeyerThe Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

The Chemist

byStephenie Meyer

Hardcover | November 8, 2016

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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.
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 published The Host, her first novel for adults, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, and was relea...
Title:The ChemistFormat: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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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow to start, Finishes Strong Although I've enjoyed books from Stephanie Meyer for years, this leap into an untested genre from her was a stretch. The first 40 wish pages are overly descriptive, yet still so vague into character development you have a hard time connecting with the characters. She tries almost too hard to set the scene of a "true" espionage book instead of making it captivating for the audience. I would have given it 2 stars if the characters didn't bloom midway through the book, where it became a page turner. I recommend sticking it out until the character introduction of Daniel to make the call of putting it down!
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Couldn't get through it I liked her other books a lot. This was painful, a childish attempt at the genre.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic - couldn't put it down! As a fan of thrillers, Stephenie Meyer didn't disappoint with her own. As I've seen how brilliant her writing is in The Host, I had high expectations for this and I was very satisfied. Immediately gripping within the first chapter, there was lots of action and plot twists that kept me on my toes. The romance was an okay addition, possibly due to my dislike of the romance genre itself - however, the annoying drama that usually occurs in romance novels weren't found here. It was pretty lowkey and a bit sweet, but wasn't significant compared to the amazing plot. A must-read for any thriller fans!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining I enjoyed this book. The dog was amazing and could have read more about him but the plot was great, kept me reading more.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hated it I wanted something mindless, and I have read Myers' other works so my expectations were appropriate. I still hated this. I couldn't stand the characters. They were so simple and stupid, and they cheesy romance really killed any sense of suspense so that the dog was far and away the best character in the whole thing. The spy plot, and I use the term plot generously, was terribly cliche and non-sensical.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Chemist I had lukewarm feelings about the romance, but otherwise it was quite entertaining considering spy fiction isn’t a genre I normally read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really liked it! I wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did, but I' really happy I gave it a chance. I'm not usually one for spy thrillers, but I liked the plot and I really liked that characters!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book!! Best book ever!! Amazing book!! Best book ever!!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed was pretty interested on how meyer will do away from YA books. aaaand she failed. the plot was really slow. the mix of the romance with spy thriller was quite odd for me. i didn't get to finish the book.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I read somewhere people were disappointed it wasn't in first person like the Twilight Saga... um why? It was great - still a female heroin; kicking ass!
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I was expecting so much more out of this book. After the greatness of The Host, this adult novel from Mrs. Meyer was a huge let down.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Good! I loved this book! It was so fun to read and kept me thinking!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good read! I bought this, let it sit on my shelf collecting dust for months in my unread pile, after cracking the spine over my knee I was consumed for hours about the tragic heroine in this book, definitely worth my money and am happy to say stephanie meyer never disappoints,
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing one of the best books i have ever read
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Love this book. Really gets you thinking. Like other reviews said, this novel is written by the same author as Twilight which I found shocking.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it I am about halfway through this book and it is nonstop action and drama. It is from a perspective that has really forced me to think about things from a new angle.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I really enjoyed reading this, I couldn't put it down. It's very different from the Twilight series and The Host but equally good.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! I bought this book about two months ago and loved it! I was surprised it was written by the same author of Twilight. Story line is interesting and surprising.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Different Different from the twilight series but I like it.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just NO. I should not have bought this. It totally flopped. It was more of a romance than a spy thirller. Super predictable. Not worth the money. Pretty cover though.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a story! An excellent addition to any library.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Life Changing But still great! I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. I was nervous at one point because a love story starts developing and I didn't want it to "go there" and become the main focus of the story because I was loving the rest of the story... but the love story played a subtle enough roll that it didn't dominate. LOVE IT
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this story. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Loved this book !! So many twists and turns ! Very original content and some well though out scenarios.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Stephenie Meyer's books never fail to grab my attention and NOT let GO! The Chemist was no exception! Great for adults!
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit for me The combination of chemistry, romance/relationships, murder/crime, secret agent, female lead, etc. made this the perfectly well rounded book for all of my interests. My love of and background in science along with my childhood dream to be a secret agent saving the world had me glued to this book from the second I read the first page. I was never into Twilight but I didn't let that stop me from buying this; and I'm so glad I did. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Twilight (Thank Goodness) but also not The Host (Unfortunately) I enjoyed this, in that it was a good, mostly intelligent adventurous romp. I could have lived without the cliched romance, or at least with a fraction less of it... I knew Stephenie Meyer could produce good work as I thought The Host was brilliant (and also could produce terrible see Twilight) but I would probably put this somewhere between the two. Also use of the word 'decent' annoyed me to no end - find a new adjective, they can be found in a thesaurus, thank you!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad I liked the idea of the story, but not the way the story was told. It dragged on. If you have nothing to read, go ahead and give this a try, otherwise you can skip this book.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So - so Couldn't get into this book. I really wanted to but had to put it down. Will try again at a later date.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good book A good book, long read but still good
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just average It was so long to get through, but it was an overall okay read.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my thing It takes so much to get into this book
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Stephenie Meyer is an amazing author. She always keeps you guessing.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Much better than Twilight novels in my opinion. If you're skeptical I would recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stephanie can write anything! When I heard that Stephanie had written a new book, my ears perked up. I know there is controversy about her writing, but I have really enjoyed all of her books. Despite this, I doubted her. I wasn't sure how she would do at writing mystery, so I did not pre-order The Chemist. I waited to see how the reviews were, and once I saw that they were pretty good, I ordered my copy. I'm sorry, Stephanie. I won't doubt you again because I absolutely LOVED The Chemist. I loved all of the characters. All of them! Especially the dogs. Stephanie's writing is complex and full of surprises. Even when you think you know where she is going with the story, she still manages to surprise you. I enjoyed this story so much, and I am hopeful that we haven't seen the last of these characters.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Thrilling and takes you away from daily life.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from gave up on this book it seemed like it was going to be too boring
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Loved the storyline- she knows something that people will kill her for, so she has to keep changing her identity, but didn't love how Meyer's went about writing it. It could've been better.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had more potential I really loved the idea of this book and I loved the outlines/bones of the characters BUT I really wasn't impressed with how easily the romance between the two main characters evolved. It was too simple and I would have liked to have seen that part of the story with a little more complexity. We have a character who is like a scared prey animal all of a sudden change the nature of her being for a man that doesn't know anything about being a fugitive and a man that falls in love with a fugitive the first time he lays eyes on her. Just seems a little too easy. Either way I will most likely read this one again seeing as it is a nice easy read, just not my favorite book of all time.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved this book This is the first book I have read by Stephanie Meyer, and I must say, I didn't want it to end. I got this book as a Christmas gift and I didn't think that I would like it as much as I do. I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this novel and I thought Stephanie did a great job with the storyline. It's a book for those that like crime and thrillers to say the least. I hope there will be a sequel because it was a definite page-turner (in my opinion at least).
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novel Meyer always has haunting characters.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Exciting, mysterious and hypnotic. I greatly enjoyed reading it.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not my cup of tea after 20 or pages, i put it down and never picked it up again.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book The premise of the book seemed a bit far fetched at times, but was still able to capture my attention. I read it pretty quickly and overall found it to be an enjoyable read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slightly better than anticipated For someone who can't get over the writing style, the story was still half decent.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not for me I just could not get into this book
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow This blew my expectations out of the water. It was detailed, I liked the romance, and the characters were kick ass. The only downside is that it is a bit long.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from boring I thought is was boring and slow. The plot was confusing. I didn't end up finishing the book. Just as well I borrowed it
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible I thought it would be super cheesy and hilarious like twilight, but it was just bad
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I loved this book! I literally burned through it in less than a week. The premise was a bit farfetched but believable at the same time. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Alex and Kevin and that definitely added some much needed comic relief at times. Definitely one of Meyer's better books.
Date published: 2017-01-16
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 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 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 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 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

Editorial Reviews

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