A Challenge To Read More… Potions Class 2018

Hello My Lovelies,

Happy New Year!

You may remember my original post back in October about this challenging reading challenge set by a Goodreads groups I belong to – My Vampire Book Obsession.

Here is my final tally for the challenge that I submitted to the group yesterday. You can find all of these books on my Goodreads Potions Class Bookshelf

 

POTIONS CLASS — Annual Challenge

Duration: 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018

Levels
Troll – 18 books
Acceptable – 36 books
Exceeds Expectations – 54 books
Outstanding – 72 books

 is a love potion that does not create actual love but gives the drinker a powerful obsession and infatuation with the giver of the potion. It is usually either forced upon someone or covertly given. As a rule of thumb the longer a love potion awaits consumption, the stronger the effects will be.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. With a title using a letter found in the word Amortentia. Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall
  2. Tagged romance. Dating The Undead by Juliet Lyons
  3. With a couple on the cover. Thanks Fur Last Night by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden & Kate Baxter
  4. That five of your friends loved the book, they gave it four stars or more. Heat by Donna Grant
  5. Wedding or engagement in the book. A Warrior Wedding by Teresa Gabelman
  6. With an Obsessive Lover. Craved by her Cougar by Felicity Heaton

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

When a person drinks the , they go into a deep sleep so strong that they appear to be dead, hence the name. It is made from powdered root of asphodel which is added to an infusion of wormwood.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. With a title using a letter found in the word death. The Demon of Dhaka by Ayse Hafiza
    2. Tagged vampires. Damon by Teresa Gabelman
    3. That has died on your TBR pile, been on it over 2 years. Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
    4. From a series that you started but haven’t finished. Magically Bound by Rachel Medhurst
    5. A woman in black on the cover. Forgotten by Victoria DeLuis
    6. With a graveyard or tombstone on the cover. Dog Gone Ghost by Angie Fox

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

or more commonly known as Liquid Luck, grants whoever drinks it unusually good luck. The time span of this luck depends on the amount imbibed. Liquid Luck is one of the hardest potions to make. Because of its properties, it is banned in all sporting events, competitions and examinations.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Felicis. Forbidden Blood by Felicity Heaton
    2. Tagged mystery. The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox
    3. That you got for free. Deadline by Jennifer Blackstream
    4. That someone recommend and you already own it. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
    5. With some form of magic on the cover. Devious Magic by Meg Cowley & Victoria DeLuis
    6. With a purple cover. Tall, Dark & Deadly by Kharma Kelley

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

allows the drinker to assume the appearance of someone else for an hour or more depending on the quantity. The potion only causes a physical transformation of the drinker, but clothing and voice is not affected. Its ingredients include fluxweed, knotgrass, lacewing flies, leeches, powdered Bicorn horn, and shredded Boomslang skin. The final component is a bit of the individual to be impersonated; strands of hair are most often used for this purpose.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Polyjuice. Profiling Nathan by Lyn Horner
    2. Tagged werewolves. A Wolf Apart by Maria Vale
    3. With a dragon on the cover. Summoning a Dragon by Lori Whyte
    4. By an author who uses initials in their pen name. I Bring the Fire Parts I, II, III, & In the Balance by C. Gockel
    5. With a bad boy on the cover. Captured by her Cougar by Felicity Heaton
    6. With a two word title. Thunder Hunter by Rachel Medhurst

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

is a medicinal potion that can regrow missing or removed bones, though it tastes terrible and the process is very slow and extremely painful.

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Skele. Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall
    2. Tagged paranormal. The Demon of Istanbul by Ayse Hafiza
    3. MC is in the medical field. Slade by Teresa Gabelman
    4. Blood on the cover. One Bite by Jennifer Blackstream
    5. With a skull or skeleton on the cover. The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer
    6. With an author that has “Doc” in their name. Chaos Rises by Pippa DaCosta

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

is a very powerful truth potion. The name “Veritaserum” derives from the Latin word Veritas, meaning truth. Three drops of this potion are all that is needed to force anyone to respond to any question with the truth.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Veritaserum. The Demon of Vienna by Ayse Hafiza
    2. Tagged Dragons. Dragonfire by Donna Grant
    3. With an author that has two letters of the word “Polygraph”. Night Fire by Ophelia Bell
    4. That is a guilty pleasure, that you would lie to your mom about. Dark Angel by Felicity Heaton
    5. With a sword on the cover. Lightning Seeker by Rachel Medhurst
    6. MC is in law enforcement. Duncan by Teresa Gabelman

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

(or Antidote for Common Poisons) is a potion which counteracts ordinary poisons, such as creature bites and stings. Its ingredients include Bezoars, Standard Ingredient, ground unicorn horn and mistletoe berries.

To mix this potion read a book …

1. A title using a letter found in the word Poisons. The Demon of Paris by Ayse Hafiza
2. With the word Poison in the Title or the series name. The Duchess of Northumberland’s Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs by The Duchess Of Northumberland
3. With a Mystical Creature on the Cover. Fallen Angel by Felicity Heaton
4. Tagged Fantasy. The Witch’s Halloween Hero by Kristen Painter
5. That has very low rating. The Howling by Erin McCarth
6. Where the secondary character dies. The Séance (dark magic, paranormal love story, genie, widow) by Ayse Hafiza

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

 

transforms the appearance of the drinker, making them seem to be attractive, even if they are not.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Beautification. The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden & Kate Baxter
    2. With a kick ass chick on the cover. Hellish by Tina Glasneck
    3. Tagged Urban Fantasy. One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
    4. With a mask on the cover. The Initiation of Ms. Holly by K.D. Grace
    5. With a female author. Amanda Cadabra and The Hidey-Hole Truth by Holly Bell
    6. With a flower in the title or series name. One Tequila by Tricia O’Malley

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

is an extremely powerful potion, sending the drinker into a death-like slumber. Its effects are similar to suspended animation.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. With a title beginning with any letter in SLEEPING DRAUGHT. Sloan by Teresa Gabelman
    2. Written by a female author. Taken by Jennifer Blackstream
    3. With a character that can only go out at night. In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
    4. That you could read all night and get no sleep! Jared by Teresa Gabelman
    5. With the colour red on the cover. Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall
    6. Set in the country you live in. The Demon of London by Ayse Hafiza

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

also known as the Drink of Despair, is a mysterious potion which induces fear, delirium, and extreme thirst. This potion is meant for protecting something of extreme importance. As the potion typically does not kill the victim, it nonetheless makes them very weak and vulnerable. As such, for a more complete security, something else should be there to be prepared to attack the victim once they finish drinking the potion.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Emerald. Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks
    2. With a green cover. Storm Guardian by Rachel Medhurst
    3. Tagged Magic. Magically Bonded by Rachel Medhurst
    4. With an author’s name that is a jewel. Bloodstorm by Amber Kallyn.
    5. MC is from the UK. That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons
    6. Read a book where a character is jealous/green eyed monster. The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

grants the drinker an indefinitely extended life, for as long as they keep drinking it. Any person who relies on the Elixir will die if they cannot obtain more Elixir before the last quantity imbibed wears off.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Elixir. Esher by Felicity Heaton
    2. With a body of water on the cover. Surface Tensions by G.R. Jordan
    3. Tagged adult. Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton
    4. With an author whose first or last name starts with E. In the Mood Fur Love by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden & Kate Baxter
    5. With someone who drinks everyday. What Big Teeth You Have by Jennifer Blackstream
    6. That is one of the first 20 books added to your TBR pile. Mr. Time (Afterlife, Death, Horror, Angels, Islam, Dark, Spirituality, Azrael) by Ayse Hafiza

6/6 Books Read – Potion Completed!

 

is a potion used to restore those who have been transfigured or cursed to their original state. It requires Mandrake roots that have been matured past the stage of adolescence.

To mix this potion read a book …

  1. A title using a letter found in the word Draught. Drop Dead Gorgeous by Juliet Lyons
    2. With an MC that doesn’t age. Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
    3. With a male author. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
    4. Tagged high fantasy. Chosen by K.F. Breene
    5. That someone under 30 has read and enjoyed. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    6. With a forest on the cover. Protected By the Wolf by Lori Whyte

6/6 Books Read – Potion Brewing

I’m glad I did this challenge, although it’s been a bit of a …. well… challenge, I did enjoy it but the best thing is, I’ve found a few new favourite authors while working my way through it which really make me a happy girl!!  😉

Have you read any of these books or any others written by these authors? Leave a comment and let me know which ones and what you thought of them.

As my regular followers will know, I often post full reviews about the books I read here on my blog or little summary reviews on Goodreads, so if you want to know what I thought about any of these books, either search this blog using the author’s name or the title or go to my Goodreads profile by clicking here.

Bye for now, a new book is calling to be read!

 

 


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