Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review: Potion Masters

I am so thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Frank Cole's new book, Potion Masters. This is such a wild and fun adventure ride that anyone from middle grade onward will enjoy it!

Gordy is a twelve-year-old boy who has an incredible talent for mixing potions. His mom works for a hidden potion community called BREW and is a great potion-maker herself. When she gets called away, Gordy opens a package addressed to her and that starts a roller coaster of an adventure! It's an eternity elixir and a lot of people want it---especially some very bad people. Gordy uses all of his skills and the help of his two best friends to protect it, but will his knowledge of potions be enough to keep the elixir out of the wrong hands?

I loved Gordy. He has just the right mix of twelve-year-old boy and potion master in him to make him feel realistic and something special at the same time. The storyline has a lot of action in it, though there are just enough funny moments that really show the author's talent at writing for this age group. I thought the story was original and imaginative and really enjoyed reading this with my kids. It's one of those books that is well-paced, exciting, and has just enough twists to keep the reader guessing. I'm excited to read the next one in the series!

Here's the back copy:

For hundreds of years, all of our medical findings, our technological advancements, and even our weapons are a direct result of magical potions. Few people know about the truth because few people are aware of the hidden potion community known as B.R.E.W.--the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide.

Twelve-year-old Gordy knows all about the importance of cauldrons, flasks, and Bunsen burners. He has an extensive knowledge of hundreds of ingredients including Toadflax, porcupine quills, and catfish eyes because Gordy's mother is the Director of B.R.E.W., and he is an apprentice potion master with a secret lab in his family's basement.

When the world's most powerful potion--the Eternity Elixir--disappears and then mysteriously ends up in Gordy's possession, he must use all of his skills to protect the forbidden potion before enemies of B.R.E.W. find and use it to destroy the world as we know it.

Gordy recruits his two best friends, Max and Adeline, to assist him while his mother leaves to confront the most powerful elixirist of all time-the great Mezzarix-who happens to be Gordy's grandfather.

Here's the trailer!

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