In the Alchemist Academy series, teenager Allie is recruited by a secret society of alchemists for whom brutal competition is the only way to survive.
Alchemist Academy: Book 1 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents)
Allie Norton never believed she was anyone special, why would she? She was an outsider on all accounts, even her stepfamily didn’t want her. But when Allie meets her new next door neighbor, Mark Duval, he opens her eyes to the hidden world of alchemy.
When a recruiter for the Alchemist’s Academy comes calling, Allie is more than thrilled to answer. With Mark in tow, she braves this strange new world, hidden by magic and secrets.
It doesn’t take long to figure out nothing is as it is supposed to be. The art of Alchemy is not taught, but thrown at the students with force and cruelty. Students are pitted against one another in a battle of houses. They fight for dominance, while fear and hatred for each other are used to facilitate their alchemist creations.
If you can’t cut it, the President of the Academy, Verity, will announce your retirement.
Allie and Mark must find a way through the mysteries of alchemy and the academy before they too are retired.
Alchemist Academy: Book 2 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99)
Out from under Verity’s thumb, Allie must navigate the streets of LA—a hotbed for dark alchemists—in search for a way to free those they left behind. With Mark and Jackie at her side, they must brave the real, but no less strange, Alchemist Academy.
Gaining a few friends, and even more enemies, the trio search for those whole can help them and at the top of the list is Allie’s missing mom, Cathy Norton. But will Cathy be anything like the mother she remembers from her childhood?
A war between Alchemists is brewing, but what side should even win.
Alchemist Academy: Book 3 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99)
Allie is done with being a special.
But the world of alchemy still needs her to dig up a four-hundred-year-old man for a mother she may not totally trust, then create the stone to end all stones.
After that, she’s free.
Sounds simple enough . . . that is, if she’s not used up or dead by the end of the process.
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