Book Review: The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour
I finished reading the second book from my 2018 book list. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour! I was supposed to finish this book during my holiday in Rhodes, but to be honest; I don’t actually know where that holiday went. With the help of my social media detox, I have found the time to finish it. I love a young adult book. There was: love, action and unpredictable twists and turns along the way.
(You also might like my review on the first book.)
The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour
On The Back Of The Book...
"Since winning the Hunt and saving her new BFF Princess Evelyn. Sam Kemi has been royally busy. What with TV interviews, working in her family’s store and preparing to join Evelyn on her world tour, Sam still hasn’t had time for a real date with Zain- her new-boyfriend-slash-former-rival."
Spoiler Alert- they didn’t get that date either. What with her Grandad’s memories being wiped which made him hospitalised, the royal tour, Emilia’s return and some new villain that we get introduced to in this book. She has to swap date night with fighting off a dragon instead.
I really enjoyed reading this book just as much as the first one. I love the fact that they go to different countries and meet new creatures and problems at every turn which makes the book interesting and keeps you hooked from the get-go.
I love that Sam has remained friends with the princess after her love potion mishap from the first book, but I did prefer it when Zain and Sam were in competition with each other, rather than being on the same side which happened in this book.
They are obviously falling in love with each other, but I just thought there would still be some rivalry with each of their companies which didn’t really happen.
Another little thing I was annoyed at was apparently Anita was her ‘best friend’ ever and she did get involved with the task eventually, but if they were that close why did Sam wait so long to ask for her help. I just don’t see why she kept it from her in the first place.
Emilia’s character was so interesting in this book, the way she was represented as the villain of the book and then at one stage, she did seem to want to help Sam out, but then… plot twist and she is back to her old ways again. I just loved the unpredictability of her character and this kept me wanting to continue reading the book.
There was another villain introduced in this book as Prince Stefan, who wants to marry the princess because he is diseased and he thinks that by marrying the princess she will cure him, but then that’s the cliffhanger ending of this book and I have to go and read the next book to see how he is affecting the princess!- I guess you won’t get that review until next year.
If you like easy-to-read young adult books that are packed with an adventure, then this is definitely one to read. It is so imaginative and Amy Alward has definitely nailed the places and potions that make the book a great -escape from reality- purchase.