The Alchemyst is by Michael Scott. The first book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. The legendary alchemist, Nicholas Flamel and his wife Perenelle have been alive for centuries. They have been protecting the book of Abraham the Mage from Dr. John Dee and other Dark Eternals. When Dee tries to take the book from the Flamel's at their San Francisco book store two teenagers come to their aid and find themselves caught up in an ancient prophecy in which they will either save the world or destroy it. A series both boys and girls will enjoy.
Ratings: 7th grade - 8 out of 10.