When magic returned almost two decades ago, it found a modern world rooted in science, and those beliefs colored the way new abilities manifested. This New Magic is in sharp contrast to Old Magic, which has always been around, hiding in the dark and forgotten places.
Addie isn’t magical, but she can wield power with the best of them. As a master alchemist, she bottles magic through knowledge and skill. To the magical community, she is just a mundane human who dares to wield a power she doesn’t innately possess. But Addie is used to surprising those who underestimate her.
When an explosion levels the Alchemica, the country’s premier alchemy institute, Addie suspects the magical community. She sets out to prove her suspicions only to discover that it might not have been professional envy that led to the destruction of her home. It might have been the discovery of a particular formula. A formula that anyone—magical or not—would kill to possess.
Filled with action, magic, humor, and romance, The Final Formula Collection includes the first three titles in the series, along with two never before published short stories:
The Final Formula (Book 1)
The Element of Death (Book 1.5)
The Blood Alchemist (Book 2)
The Lich’s Lab (Bonus Short Story)
A Christmas Formula (Bonus Short Story)
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Three excellent stories which I throughly enjoyed! Addie and James are like brother and sister. Rowan, Flame Lord, is the right character to be paired with Addie in these stories right along with James. Addie meets James under unusual circumstances but friendship blooms. Addie meets the Elements under interesting circumstances and the fun begins. The three stories/mysteries with lots of twists make for an excellent book! Yes, we have humor even romance and we learn about pasts and treachery but Addie wants to be the person she is now and not the one from her past. The short stories at the end are excellent as we learn about how Addie and Ian became involved. There is magic and there is changes coming! I highly recommend this series of stories and I look forward to reading the next in the Final Formula Collection!
A video game that you have to read
I didn't finish this book. I got bored with the instant magic aspect. Every time a character gets in a bind some new magical fact or artifact gets uncovered to save the plot. It's basically cheating. The reader is constantly brought into a state of tension "and then a miracle happens". Some people may be attracted by the terrorist aspect of the plot pitting monsters against the good guys but I found myself less and less interested in the outcome as the story went on.
Final Formula Collection
I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading this series. I didn't think I would like it, but decided to give it a chance. OMG! It is a fantastic read! Couldn't put it down and read into the wee hours of the mornings. Chocked full of action, adventure, wonderfully crafted characters, explosions and sarcasm out the wazoo!!! It was just up my alley. I absolutely loved Abbie, James & Rowan. I laughed so much while reading, my husband gave me funny looks (he isn't a voracious reader like me...too bad for him! He totally missed out.) I absolutely LOVED this series. Can't wait to read more from Becca Andre! I think you have become my FAVORITE author!!! You Go Girl!