Just finished The Alchemyst, the latest offering by Michael Scott in his The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. I am loving this series and can’t wait until the next book comes out. A very imaginative and creative weaving of countless historical figures into an intricate plot in a highly readable fantasy young adult/junior fiction series. The author touches on many myths from any number of cultures. It is set primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area which is great fun for those readers that live in the area to see how he uses our geography, landmarks and famous local personalities.
For those who are fans of Harry Potter, this is an excellent entry into that genre. I highly recommend for school-age kids and preteens (and adults that enjoy this sort of fiction).