The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (series review)

Posted: 11/28/2011 by judgeduke1912 in Books

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

YA Fantasy Series

This review is by request. If you’d like to request an honest review of any YA book by our oh-so-lovely YA librarians, please leave a comment on our Book Review Recommendation post.

These five books (see below) will enchant any fan of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. The books follow the secret lives of famous alchemist Nicolas Flamel and his companions as they use magic and mythological folklore to hunt evil and restore order. Each book introduces real-world characters like Joan of Arc, Billy the Kid and Shakespeare as the heros travel through time.

This book has action from. the. very. start.

Two teenage twins, Josh and Sophie, are spending their summer working in San Francisco at a bookshop and coffee shop next to each other (books and coffee? No need to guess why our librarians love these characters!), when they are caught in a battle between Nicholas Flamel and John Dee. The story moves at a fast pace as Josh and Sophie are taken with Nicolas to Paris to escape “the forces of evil.”

Nicolas believes Josh and Sophie are the two described by a prophesy that foretells that they will save the world… or destroy it. The twins are swept into the battle as they travel from one country to another. They meet vampires and witches and gargoyles in their efforts to find out about their destiny.

By the way, our favorite was Scottie, the Irish vegetarian vampire. :3

We definitely recommend this highly entertaining series. (9 out of 10)

Get the Books from Calvert Library


Good news! Books 1 through 5 are on our YA NOOKColor, which you can check out if you’re over 18! Not over 18? Get one of your parents to check it out for you. Either way, you get the eReader for a full 3 weeks, and it’s even loaded with apps like Angry Birds, Secret of Grisly Manor, and other games.


Prefer books instead? Order them from the catalog:

#1 The Alchemyst
#2 The Magician
#3 The Sorceress
#4 The Necromancer
#5 The Warlock


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