REVIEW: The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

potion diariesThe Potion Diaries
ISBN: 1471143562
Published: 2nd July 2015 (Simon & Schuster Children’s UK)
Paperback, 320 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy, Magic,Adventure, Romance
Rating:  9/10
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This was a lovely little novel about the adventures of Sam Kemi that has an abundance of twists and turns to keep you hooked.

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.

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