Blog Tour + Review: The Transparency Tonic (Potion Masters, #2) by Frank L. Cole

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If you haven't read this charming middle grade series yet... I have A LOT OF QUESTIONS FOR YOU


ABOUT THE BOOK 

It has been nine months since Gordy and his friends, Max and Adilene, Saved B.R.E.W. (the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide) and the Vessel—the power source for the secret society of potion masters. Now, Gordy is starting the eighth grade, and has been trying new potion brewing techniques, but when he starts zoning out during practice, he knows something is wrong.

Gordy and his friends continue to work on their potions, but when Gordy chooses Max as his lab partner, Adilene starts to wonder if she still has a place with her old friends. She turns to a new friend, Cadence, who might know a way to help Adilene become a potion master on her own.

And in Greenland, Mezzarix has a chance to escape his Forbidden Zone—as long as he agrees to work with the mysterious Ms. Bimini and replicate an unusual solution known as “Silt.” It could be just the weapon Mezzarix needs to destroy B.R.E.W. forever.

With both B.R.E.W. and the Vessel in danger, and with the potion world in chaos, it’s up to Gordy, Max, and Adilene to rally the remaining Potion Masters before it’s too late.


THE REVIEW: ★★★★★
I was sent an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in the blog tour. This does not change my view in any shape or form. 
 
This review will be spoiler free! However, there are likely to be spoilers for the first book in the Potion Masters series so if you haven't read it yet (WHY?????) now is the time to back away and snag yourself a copy. Seriously, the Potion Masters series is can't-miss-reading material and one of the best middle grade novels in recent memory. 
 
I'm having so much fun with these books! 
 
It's really no secret that I practically (see: absolutely) devoured the first installment to Frank L. Cole's dazzling Potion Masters series late last year. It should come as no shock to you that I found myself highly anticipating the second installment, The Transparency Tonic, and squealed when I reading it no less than seventeen times. Once again, Cole hooks his readers within the first few pages and weaves an incredibly fun read for all ages
 
The Transparency Tonic takes place nine months after the events of the previous installment and a lot has changed since then. 
 
Gordy and his best friends, Max and Adilene, have grown comfortable in the fact that they defeated the villainess Esmeralda and saved B.R.E.W. and the Elixirists main source of power: the Vessel. But when a new threat arises, and Gordy begins experiencing peculiar moments, it becomes apparent that something is brewing--and it's not good.   
 
First of all: I loved catching up with the gang! Gordy, Max and Adilene are just as brilliant as usual. Once the action begins, the stakes for B.R.E.W. (the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide) are even higher in The Transparency Tonic. Armed with familiar friends and foes, and new faces sprinkled in, readers are thrown right into the thick of it pretty much from the start. 

Throughout the book, we learn several new facts about B.R.E.W. and the perils that may lay ahead for the organization, should the Dark Elixirists manage to take control over life as Gordy knows it.
 
Frank L. Cole's imagination knows no bounds as he continues to expand the world of B.R.E.W. and take readers on new adventures. The battle between good vs. evil continues to extend in the Potion Masters world and it will leave readers breathless before they can say Fusion Potion
 
Each page is cleverly crafted with action, humor, science and more. This winning combination makes The Transparency Tonic impossible to put down. One thing's certain: Cole is only just getting started with Gordy's adventures, and I cannot wait to see what more is in store for the Potion Masters.      
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR  

Frank L. Cole was born into a family of southern storytellers and wrote his first book at age eight. Highly superstitious and gullible to a fault, Frank will believe in any creepy story you tell him, especially ones involving ghosts and Big Foot. Currently, along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range, which is most likely haunted. Potion Masters The Transparency Tonic is Frank’s 11th published book.

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