The Alchemyst is the first book in the series of The Secrets of the Inmortal Nicolas Flamel it's a really well made book, and the action starts pretty early on.
Sophie and Josh complement each other almost perfectly. Josh is quite spectical, which I really like. And Sophie is clearly "the brains". This is a perfect read if you just want to keep yourself entertained, it's also full of lessons and has a sarcastic ring to it.
I really like that Josh doesn`t just immediatly trust Flamel. And I like that hi speaks to Dee, it gives us a little intrigue, will he stay good? Will he believe Dee? Is Flamel really who he says he is?