The Chemist is not a new book, but for some reason, I had never picked it up. I have previously read The Host like so many other Twilight fans, and I enjoyed that one okay. (Though to be honest, I read it so long ago, I don't quite remember it.) This book turned out to be much more of a spy thriller than I had anticipated. In fact, when I finished the last page, I picked up my phone to see who owned the movie rights to the book. I'm honestly surprised that this one hasn't found it's way to the big screen. (It's likely that The Host was such a box-office bust that no one wanted to take a chance on this one.)
While Stephenie Meyer does the typical lack of character-building with her main character, I still really enjoyed following the main character's story. The story was interesting from page one. It's a bigger book which seemed like it would take me a little bit longer, but it wasn't a particularly challenging read which made it go quick.