The Potion Diaries (Potion #1), by Amy Alward
Publish Date: July 2, 2015
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 out of 5 stars)
When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn.
Enter Samantha Kemi – an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam’s family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they’ve fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime?
And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news.
No big deal, then.
I came across this book by happenstance at my workplace and was instantly intrigued. It sounded like it would be cute and romantic with an intriguing fantasy world and plot. And while the story easily drew me in, I was not completely enthralled with the writing itself, and the romance was definitely lacking. Continue reading “Book Review | THE POTION DIARIES, by Amy Alward”