The Alchemyst  - Michael Scott Conflicted. This just didn't keep my attention enough to warrant a higher rating. There were too many historical references just thrown in that it felt like I was reading a history book instead of fiction. The twins were annoying, the boy especially, and the constant full names at the beginning of every section drove me batty. WE KNOW THEIR NAMES ALREADY. All crappiness aside, the last quarter of the book had some good action, so I may choose to continue with the series.