Going Viral is the third and final book in the Potion Diaries trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books.
I’m a little bit sad that the Potion Diaries have come to an end, it’s been such a fun trilogy. I whizzed through the final instalment at record speed, especially considering how terrible I’ve been at concentrating on reading lately.
I’ve learned that there’s magic in being ordinary too.
The kingdom of Nova is safe now that Princess Evelyn has married and shared her power, yet alchemist Sam Kemi isn’t relieved yet. She hasn’t heard from Evelyn since her wedding day and there’s a mysterious virus spreading across the land, zapping talented’s magic.
At the end of Royal Tour the reader became aware that Stefan was infected with the virus and wanted to marry the princess to get his magic back. I liked that this story reveals a bit more of a complicated character for him rather than an outright villain.
Meanwhile, a film crew is interested in making a documentary about the life of an alchemist. They get more than they bargained for when they follow Sam in the steps of her ancestors. She visits the spiritual home of alchemy in the hope of finding a cure and finds herself scaling an active volcano. I love the mix of adventure, travel and magic, it’s just plain loveliness.
If you’d like to give this trilogy a go you can get a set of all three books for the bargain price of £5.99 from The Book People.
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