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The Impossibility of Tomorrow
ISBN: 9781442443198
Author: Williams, Avery
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: June 2013
Retail: $16.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: A follow-up to The Alchemy of Forever finds Seraphina enjoying a life free from her controlling ex-boyfriend and pursing a relationship with Noah, who delivers an ominous message from Seraphina's ex that threatens to expose her secret and reveals frightening truths about her new friends.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Secrets; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2013022996
Lexile Measure: 730
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Incarnation
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Target Grade: 7-9
Grade level: 7-9
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.00" L x 1.50" W
Bargain Category: Middle School
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall)
Seraphina Ames is an Incarnate, an immortal changed by alchemy in the 1300s, currently trapped in the body and life of teenager Kailey Morgan. In this sequel to The Alchemy of Forever, Sera must save her loved ones by defeating her former love, Cyrus. While the romance with Kailey's neighbor Noah feels a little forced, Williams keeps readers guessing about Cyrus's new identity.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 August)

Gr 8 Up—In this sequel to The Alchemy of Forever (S & S, 2012), readers find Seraphina Ames having successfully escaped the smothering clutches of Cyrus for only the second time in her 600-plus years of living as an immortal incarnate. Cyrus has perfected a method of alchemy that allows a soul to swap bodies with any human of choice and is the leader of a coven that Sera has been a part of for the past six centuries. He is also her first love and is insanely jealous, acting out his displeasure in volatile, psychotic ways. Since her escape, she has been living in Berkeley, California, as a member of the Morgan family. By accident she took the body of 16-year-old Kailey Morgan in an unwitting attempt to administer CPR to the real Kailey after a fatal car crash. Living as Kailey has allowed her the opportunity to enjoy the role of a typical teenager for the first time in her life. This idyllic scenario comes to an abrupt end with the appearance of a texted message on Kailey's phone that simply says, "Alchemy." Only one person would send that message-Cyrus-and he must be stopped before he takes away the only people she's ever cared for. As she lures him out of hiding, her paranoia rises and she mistakenly suspects each and every human she encounters as the disguised, revenge-seeking Cyrus. Fans of the first book will enjoy every roller-coaster spin and twist and will not be able to figure out this who-is-it until the screeching conclusion. The menacing aspect of the story's ending leaves enough loose ends for a third installment.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA

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