Book Review – The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour by Amy Alward

royal tourStolen memories, a lost diary and a race against time…

Having saved Princess Evelyn (and become her new BFF) Sam must accompany Evelyn on a world tour, so she can keep the princess (and everyone around her) safe with a power-binding potion. But Sam also has another reason to scour the globe. Someone has tampered with her grandad’s mind, and Sam is the only one who can unlock his memories to save him and the family business. And that’s not all that’s at stake. The stolen memories contain the recipe to a potion which many would kill to get hold of. With the post powerful people in the world desperate for the recipe, Sam must save her grandad in order to save everyone else…


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I found this stronger than the first book – still bright and fun, but slightly less ridiculous.

Emilia is still a little 2-D as a villain, but I liked her arc in this book. And I love Sam’s dedication to her friends and family.

I really like the world building, and the way the alchemists and normals and talenteds interact. And the way the traditional alchemists interact with the synths. I think that’s a really interesting culture and I want to see more of it.

I also enjoyed getting to see non human culture with the centaurs, and how that ends up working out! 🙂

I particularly liked the fantasy/contemporary feel of it too. Definitely in a fantasy world, but with contemporary level modern tech, and that lighter feel to the story. It’s a nice and welcome change to a lot of the darker things I’ve been reading recently! I’ve already ordered the third book as this one ends in a way that tells you what could happen next and I need to know!


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