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Review: The Alchemist's Illusion

Title: The Alchemist’s Illusion

Series: An Accidental Alchemist Mystery #4

Author: Gigi Pandian

Release Date: January 8, 2019

Rating: 4.5/5 StarsFind it here: GoodreadsAmazonB&N

Synopsis from Goodreads: A perilous painting and an artist who meets his end lead Zoe Faust on an audacious alchemical adventure

Centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust is tired of running from her past. She's finally got her life on track in Portland, Oregon, gardening and cooking in her fixer-upper house with her mischievous best friend, Dorian the gargoyle chef. It seems like the perfect life for Zoe—until she discovers that her old mentor Nicolas Flamel, who she thought had abandoned her, has been imprisoned.

A local artist holds the secret that could lead Zoe to her mentor, but the artist is murdered and the painting containing the hidden clue is stolen. To rescue Nicolas, Zoe and Dorian must explore art forgery, a transformative process that has much in common with alchemy and cooking—but one that proves far more dangerous.

My Review: I have enjoyed all of the books in this series and this one is no different. What I love about this series is that the books are cozy mysteries with a very quirky side. The mysteries are intriguing and the characters endearing. They aren’t books that keep you up late at night but they are fantastic to curl up and relax with. Zoe is an alchemist who has lived for centuries and now lives in Portland with a gargoyle who was brought to life and loves to cook. Like I said, it’s a quirky series and I love that. In this book Zoe must solve murders linked to Alchemy. I loved all of the characters that were involved and the new ones that were introduced. I enjoyed this book and am already looking forward to the next one!

*I received this book from Midnight Ink in exchange for an honest review*

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