Check out the next book in this Middle Grade series... The Transparency Tonic by Frank L. Cole (Review)

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The Transparency Tonic
(Potion Masters #2)
By Frank L. Cole
Middle Grade Urban Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 384 Pages
January 16th 2019 by Shadow Mountain


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.

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My Review

THE TRANSPARENCY TONIC is another thrilling, potion-riddled, ride in the Potion Masters series. Middle grade readers who love quirky characters and plenty of magic and action will love this read!

These characters are so fun! They each have their own unique talents and personalities and it's very easy to connect with them. The potions, mysteries, and action were all exciting and kept things entertaining from beginning to end. It was fun to try to figure out what would happen and the clues about who some of the characters were. It's quite a ride all the way to the end!

My one issue was that I felt Gordy, Max, and Adilene characters acted a little young for their ages. I've got a 5th grader and 7th grader right now and these kids are supposed to be in 7th grade, but felt much more like 5th graders. That was my only qualm though.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed this one and would definitely recommend it to 3rd graders and up.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

The Eternity Elixir
(Potion Masters #1)
by Frank L. Cole
Middle Grade Urban Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 304 Pages
January 2nd 2018 by Shadow Mountain


Twelve-year-old Gordy Stitser is one of the few people who knows the truth about the secret society of potion masters, because not only is Gordy’s mom on the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide (B.R.E.W.), but she has also been training Gordy in the art of potion-making.

Gordy is a natural, and every day he sneaks down to the basement lab to invent new potions using exotic ingredients like fire ant eggs, porcupine quills, and Bosnian tickling juice.

One afternoon, Gordy receives a mysterious package containing an extremely rare potion known as “The Eternity Elixir.” In the right hands, the Elixir continues to protect society. But in the wrong hands, it could destroy the world as we know it.

Now, sinister potion masters are on the hunt to steal the Eternity Elixir. It’s up to Gordy, his parents, and his best friends, Max and Adeline, to prevent an all-out potion war.

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About the Author

Frank L. Cole has lived in such exotic places as the Philippines and Kentucky, and currently lives with his wife and three children out west. While he strived for years to earn his publishing credits, Frank considers sharing his message of “Exercising Your Imagination” to over 45,000 kids across the country as his greatest accomplishment. You can learn more about his writing at

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