Monday, May 13, 2019

Book Review- Potion Master- The Eternity Elixir by Frank L Cole

Middle-Grade Monday time! Today I am reviewing the first book in the Potion Master series, The Eternity Elixir.

The Story-
Gordy Stitser is a potion making genius. Which is good, because it is the family business. Though at 12 years old he is too young to join B.R.E.W (Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide), his mother is one of its top members and trains him at home.

Unfortunately, there are people out there who want to bring B.R.E.W. down, and when Gordy's Aunt Priss uncovers a diabolical plot, the whole family is brought in to help. While Gordy's mom is out of town, he receives the package from his Aunt and a mysterious potion within. The bad guys soon show up at his home and the battle begins.

Now it's up to Gordy, his parents, and his best friends, Max and Adeline, to prevent the all-out destruction of B.R.E.W and all their accomplishments from the last 300 years.

My Thoughts-
This was a delightful middle-grade read. It captured me from the beginning and I read it in one sitting. The characters are well developed and have their own quirks. In fact, Gordy's best friend Max is super annoying, lol.

I loved the comedic elements. I mean, the book starts off with Gordy as a giant blob of goo, the result of a misdone spell. There are potions that do strange things and a Grandfather who lives in exile with a skeleton as his only friend.

There are great themes, such as working hard and learning. Plus, there is a strong sense of family love. I recommend this book for ages 8 and up. 5 stars!


  1. I hadn't heard of this one but previously enjoyed Cole's THE WORLD'S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE. Thanks for sharing. I've added it to my future read list.

  2. This sounds like a pretty magical book. I will try to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. I love magical books. This sounds like one I will love. I enjoyed the review and look forward to reading this one. :)