Would you rather drink a potion that would: help you

Would you rather drink a potion that would: help you

1/9/2021, 6:08:52 PM
Would you rather drink a potion that would: help you breathe under water OR become invisible at will OR guarantee you love OR guarantee you glory? (Hard toss up for me between breathing underwater and becoming invisible at will) . Last week I read both Potion Masters “The Eternity Elixir” (book 1) and “The Transparency Tonic” (book 2) for today’s blog tour with @shadowmountainpub and have been thinking about potions ever since. (It is the one class that I would absolutely love to have taken at Hogwarts, too) In book one we meet Gordy, a Dram (or a Elixirist in training) as he and his friends, Max and Adilene, find they must stop enemies of B.R.E.W (the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide) from destroying the Vessel— the main source of power for the secret society of potion masters. I love how potions are really the brand of magic in these stories. While you must posses the special magical abilities of an Elixirist to even make the potions in the first place, potions are required for all the magic that happens and I thought it was fun to read about all the different ingredients and what they might become—especially under Gordy, who has a lot of special abilities. . While book one was definitely fun and fast paced, “The Transparency Tonic” really did up the stakes and bring the story next level for me. The author really played with many different types of conflict, which made for interesting and fast-paced reading. I also really liked how involved families were in these stories. While Gordy’s mom works for BREW, his dad does not have the ability to brew potions—and it was interesting to see the family dynamic because of that. But because his family was so involved in the story and much of it centered in their home, it also meant that a lot of the conflict was dealt with as a family. That is something that I often miss from stories (which are often about kids out on their own.) . These are stories that I would hand out to any child (or really anyone who enjoys middle grade) There is a lot of quirky humor throughout the books that makes these fun, too.

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