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Book Review: The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1) by Avery Williams

Seraphina escapes her controlling immortal boyfriend, Cyrus, only to wind up in a teenager’s body. Kidzworld has the book review of The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams, book one in the Incarnation series.

How It Began

Way back in the 14th Century, Seraphina Ames had a chance encounter with the local apothecary’s son, Cyrus, outside of the masquerade ball. When a couple of beggars stabbed Seraphina, Cyrus fed her an elixir that saved her life, and made her immortal. But there was a price. Through a kiss, Seraphina was forced to inhabit another person’s body. After ten years, that body would start to break down, at which time she’d have to claim a new one.

The Controlling Boyfriend

For over 600 years, Seraphina has lived under the watchful reign of the controlling Cyrus. But Seraphina has had enough. She doesn’t want to take anymore lives, she wants to experience death, and, most of all, she wants to escape Cyrus.

The Escape

Without Cyrus knowing, Seraphina plans an elaborate escape on the night that she’s supposed to take a new body, which will ultimately lead to her death. But when she witnesses a car accident with its 16-year-old driver on the verge of death, she unintentionally takes her body. For the first time since the 14th century, Seraphina occupies the body of a teenager, which means rules, school, parents and dramatic friendships. But there are perks to this new life: she has a home with a loving family and a cute neighbor next door. As long as Cyrus never finds her, she could live this way for years. But that, of course, is easier said than done.

The Bottom Line

The Alchemy of Forever is a quick read, but it has an engaging plot that mixes the many aspects of teenage life with immortality. Unlike a typical controlling boyfriend, Cyrus has wealth and stealth on his side, along with a charm that has other woman swooning. This is the first book in the Incarnation series, and we definitely recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal teen books

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What did you think of The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams? Leave a comment and let us know!

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-Gwen9-- posted in Debating:
"AlphaT" wrote: "donteatcarrots" wrote:​no. it's mainly the people who are given the guns that need to be properly checked. the guy who killed 49 people in orlando had mental health problems and trouble with the fbi was still given a gun. this doesn't make sense at all to me. yeah he probably has knives and stuff at home which could do just as much harm- so is the gun necessary in the first place? No one is given a gun. A person has to acquire a permit, and then has to buy a gun for themselves.  Okay, yes, mental health is an obvious issue. But it needs to be for specific mental health problems. It can't be just because someone has a mental illness, because many mental illnesses won't effect the operation and use of a gun, or make it more likely for a person to hurt someone else with a gun. I support background checks which would include mental health history, but only if it's done right. Similarly, the guy who killed 49 people in Orlando was taken off the FBI watchlist. This tells me that there are flaws with the way that the watchlist is currently being used. Once that system is redone, then we can restrict those on it from buying firearms. But at its' current success rate? Not a chance.  And it's not about what's necessary...well to an extent it is, but hear me out. Weapons are used for self defense. No matter how many gun laws you have, criminals will still use firearms in their crimes. Citizens require at least an equal amount of protection that criminals use to break the law.  In other words, if you were to be the victim of gun violence, would you rather have with you a knife or a gun? Would you honestly bring a knife to a gun fight?  First of all, I agree with you. Mental health is definitely an issue! But together these issues can be addressed!!!! And as I said earlier, we can control our weapons. The government can create a harder way to get a gun or any weapon. Look at criminal records!!!! Even before getting a permit, or a license, CHECK THE RECORDS!!! This will help prevent these mass shootings.
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Hoellu
Hoellu posted in Debating:
"-Gwen9--" wrote:The second amendmant in the United States Constitution is the right to bare arms. If they take away our weapons, then they take away the second amendmant. The amendmant is there for a reason. Weapons are useful for protection. Protection is going to keep us alive. The human population, as a nation, and as a world! If we take away our weapons now we are all dead! We don't want that.  Now, killing 50 people in the Orlando shooting. That is just not right at all. It was not the gun's fault, it was the person. Same thing with the death of Christina Grimmie. Now, I personally believe that we should not take guns away, but we should find a harder process into buying a gun or some other weapon, and we should be trained properly! Look at people's criminal records, look at their other records. I don't care! As long as we still have protection, but less mass shootings! Omg, so true.
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AdeleQxeen posted in Electronics:
I have one. I got it for my birthday last year, it's a Samsung Core Prime.
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Hoellu
Hoellu posted in Debating:
If there are polices, why are there weapons for almost anyone?Or at least they should have an special permission.
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AlphaT posted in Debating:
"donteatcarrots" wrote:​no. it's mainly the people who are given the guns that need to be properly checked. the guy who killed 49 people in orlando had mental health problems and trouble with the fbi was still given a gun. this doesn't make sense at all to me. yeah he probably has knives and stuff at home which could do just as much harm- so is the gun necessary in the first place? No one is given a gun. A person has to acquire a permit, and then has to buy a gun for themselves.  Okay, yes, mental health is an obvious issue. But it needs to be for specific mental health problems. It can't be just because someone has a mental illness, because many mental illnesses won't effect the operation and use of a gun, or make it more likely for a person to hurt someone else with a gun. I support background checks which would include mental health history, but only if it's done right. Similarly, the guy who killed 49 people in Orlando was taken off the FBI watchlist. This tells me that there are flaws with the way that the watchlist is currently being used. Once that system is redone, then we can restrict those on it from buying firearms. But at its' current success rate? Not a chance.  And it's not about what's necessary...well to an extent it is, but hear me out. Weapons are used for self defense. No matter how many gun laws you have, criminals will still use firearms in their crimes. Citizens require at least an equal amount of protection that criminals use to break the law.  In other words, if you were to be the victim of gun violence, would you rather have with you a knife or a gun? Would you honestly bring a knife to a gun fight? 
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