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The Seeking Serum

(Potion Masters #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Mezzarix has stolen the Vessel, the source of power for all potion masters, and is preparing to launch his final attack on the potion-making community—which includes his own family.

Gordy and his family have gone into hiding, but when his mom uncovers some new information, she takes Gordy into the underground network known as the Swigs, a haven for renegade potion masters
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Shadow Mountain (first published January 6th 2020)
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THE SEEKING SERUM by Frank L. Cole is the third and final book in the Middle grade children’s fantasy Potion Masters series. I rated this one 3.5 stars and rounded down to 3 stars. The only reason that I rounded it down is that this is the only book in the series that I have read and I was completely lost in the beginning of the book. There are terms and categories of people that are unique to this fantasy world that were not initially apparent. As the book goes on, the reader gains the ...more
Frank Cole
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Had so much fun writing this series. I'm sad to see it end, but excited for you all to read it!
A.L. Sowards
My twins and I have really enjoyed reading this series together. This book doesn’t officially release until January. We didn’t want to wait that long to read it, so I was very glad to receive an ARC from Netgalley. When I told my twins that we got to read it early, they cheered.

This is book three in a series, and I recommend reading the books in order. Readers who enjoyed the first two books will definitely want to pick up this one. Fans of middle grade fantasy who haven’t read them should give
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
I received this book as an ARC from Shadow Mountain Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Potion Masters is the most interesting sought out series we know and to hear that The Seeking Serum is the last installment of the series was both heartbreaking and motivating to read because when you read the last book in a series, you want it to be the best for last and this definitely was the best in the series. Gordy and his
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Seeking Serum is categorized as middle-grade fiction. I feel like it would appeal to anyone who loves a great adventure and lovable characters. This is the third book in a series. The whole series is well written and enjoyable. This book is the "icing on the cake."

Gordy has an amazing talent. He brews potions that can do some pretty incredible things. His talent is unprecedented for one so young. He comes from a family of potion masters, in fact his grandfather is the evil mastermind who
Katie W
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tons of adventure and fantasy

This is a series that must be read in order to fully appreciate and understand. The Potion Masters is a fun middle grade fantasy that lovers of that genre will enjoy.

Gordy and his friends are embroiled in some impossible situations as they battle to stop Gordy's grandfather, Mezzarix, from his sinister attempts to spread evil abroad. As this adventurous story progresses, the characters grow by leaps and bounds. It's enjoyable to have this book told from a couple of
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m so glad to find some great Juvenile fiction books out there! This series by Frank L Cole is such a well done one. Make sure to read books 1 and 2 first though! You don’t want to be lost.

Frank L Cole has woven a world in this series that is magical and amazing. I love all the detail, all of the extra characters that can do crazy things, and all of the imaginative things that happen in the plot. Kids and adults alike will find it magical.

This one is told from the perspectives of Gordy, Adilene
Coralee Hicks
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 3 of the Potion Masters series is a fast paced race between the Mezzarix's Scourges and the remaining members of B.R.E.W. The lessons learned in Book 2, the value of friendship, the need for flexibility in thinking, and the peril of over confidence continue to be explored.
As Gordy has grown as a hero, he has become more independent from his parents. Much of the story involves Gordy and his team interacting with various villains, including some found from previous books.

The potions created
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic conclusion to the POTION MASTERS series, although, I secretly hope that there will be more from the same characters. My heart jumped, dropped, pounded, and ached throughout the entire book. The twists, turns, trials, and triumphs keep me turning the pages. It is such a fun adventure that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves magic, potions, adventure, and hereoism. It is a great way to start of the year with an explosion.
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
When I was asked if I wanted to read this last book I couldn’t pass it up. The Potion Masters series is one of my favorite MG Series. While some of the characters still get on my nerves, I do over all love the world and was excited to be able to find out what happened after book #2. If you have not read this series, please jump down to the over all section of this review to avoid any spoilers because as much as I going to try, it’s hard to avoid them when it’s a 3rd books.

This books follows
Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

Oh man this was such a fun adventure. Like, I know this is the third novel in the series and I really should have remembered to read the rest of the books first but I was pulled in to this one from the beginning that I don’t
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
4.5 Stars

THE SEEKING SERUM is an exciting conclusion to this series with plenty of danger and action as the characters try to save their world from chaos and destruction. Highly recommended to middle-grade fans!

This series has just been a lot of fun! I felt like this last story was a great conclusion where the battles and fight has grown to somewhat epic proportions. The characters continued to grow on me and I enjoyed seeing how they faced new threats and challenges. There was plenty of action,
This third and final volume in the Potion Masters Trilogy has Gordy and his friends and family facing off with his grandfather, Mezzarix Rook and his Scourges for control of the Vessel. Without the Vessel, Gordy's side has no chance of winning. But Gordy's mother is determined to protect him by sending him into hiding with his father and siblings. After Gordy gets separated from his mother and their allies, he and his friends must use their own ingenuity to avoid capture and find a way to locate ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Frank Cole is one of my favorite authors and for good reason. He weaves a wonderful story. His books are always full of adventure, heart, humor, and great characters. I was sad to see this series come to an end, but what a wonderful series it was! This book starts off with a bang and I turned the pages fast, eagerly (and not so patiently) wanting to see what could possibly happen next. I agree with other reviews, you will need to read the other two books first to appreciate the scope of what is ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Potion Masters series has been great since the first book. You really need to read the first two books before this third book. You need to know these characters and be fully involved in order to understand the stakes involved here.

Gordy is back, older and more experienced as an Elixirist and fledgling Potion Master. His grandfather Mezzarix is at war with potion masters and wants to expose them all to the world. The action in The Seeking Serum is almost non-stop. The potions made, and used
(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Kasey ♥
**Disclaimer: I was given an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

I hadn't realized that when I requested a copy of the ARC for this book that it was the 3rd book in a series, so I came in not knowing anything. However, I found that I wasn't too lost when I started the story. Frank L. Cole does a good job explaining who the characters are and their importance to the story. Of course, reading the other books will help immensely, as well. :P

The story is easy to follow and the
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: h
This book picks up where the previous book ended and grabs the reader’s interest from page one. I like that the author doesn’t waste time repeating things from previous books in the series. However, since he doesn’t explain who the people are, which ones are good or bad, or what the potions do, and refers to previous happenings, you’ll want to read the first two books before this one. It’s worth the time since they’re full of continuous action and excitement as well as humor.

The Potion Masters
Jessica Harrison
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-reader
If you have not read the first two books in Frank L. Cole’s Potions Masters trilogy, stop here. Go read the first two books — The Eternity Elixir and The Transparency Tonic — before cracking the cover of the final book, The Seeking Serum.

The Seeking Serum is the third book in the Potions Masters trilogy. The series follows Gordy Stitser, one of a select group of people who know about the secret society of potion masters. His mom used to be on the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide (B.R.E.W.),
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Potion Masters series. The series as a whole was good, and this was a very satisfying ending.
It is an action-packed conclusion to a story about one kid, who is part of a secret society of potion masters, and how he realizes his powers and fights evil potion masters who threaten the whole world. The stakes are high, as they should be, and he has a cadre of loyal friends who help him.
The friends in this are some of the best. I especially like Adilene and her side
Jessica Bronder
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I can’t believe that this is the last book in the series. After sharing so many adventures with the kids I am reluctant to read this book for the simple fact that the story will be done. But we have traveled so far that I just had to make that things worked out and that the kids won in the end.

Gordy and the B.R.E.W. crew are up against Mezzarix and other bad guys from previous books. Gordy and his family go into hiding but when they are attacked Gordy goes out on his own,
Monica H at The Readathon
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series is super fun and very imaginative! Gordy and his friends need to come through in a big way in order to save the day this time! It makes it really hard when your biggest, baddest, most evil enemy is your grandpa! Can Gordy, Adilene, Max, and Sasha use the Seeking Serum to find Mezzarix? Once they find him, will they be able to stop his wicked plans?? Love this book--it's well written, the characters are easy to relate to, and the creativity is crazy!! I love the different potions ...more
Tessa Joy
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gordy’s life has drastically changed. His entire family is on the run from a newly corrupted B.R.E.W. and from his grandfather’s henchmen. It’s an incredibly tense time knowing that Mezzarix has the Vessel—the beating heart of the potion world. With that kind of power, Mezzarix could overthrow anyone or anything. With no official aid from B.R.E.W., Wanda and Aunt Priss make an unusual alliance with the Swigs—a resistance group of underground potion-makers—to help fight against Mezzarix’s growing ...more
Trisha Perry
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this final book of the Potion Masters trilogy, Gordy must face off against his grandfather in order not to just save the B.R.E.W. community, but the whole world as he knows it. Will Gordy be enough, can his friends bolster him during this time of trial. Gordy's mom does everything she can to keep him safe but Gordy knows it will take a different way to beat his grandfather a way that has not been tried before, and he will have to be in the middle of it as usual to have any chance to win.

Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thrilling conclusion to the Potion Masters series. Gordy’s dangerous grandfather, Mezzarix, is on the run. He is building his following and planning his final attack. Gordy, his family, and his friends are also on the run and are all in hiding in a safe house. Both factions are being hunted by B.R.E.W. Can Gordy set everything right and resolve the conflict? The events leave him questioning authority and leaning towards forbidden magic. Can he find a balance without loosing all he stands for? ...more
Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
Cole concludes the series with book three and you definitely need to read books one and two or you will most likely be completely lost! This is middle grade fantasy, so fans of J.K. Rowling and Obert Skye will most likely enjoy the Potion Masters series! It is definitely fast-paced and pulls you in, so be prepared to sit for awhile! Gordy is a character you will love and along with his friends, you will find yourself cheering for them as they undertake a huge adventure! The best thing about this ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of the ebook from Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Another great read in this trilogy! This book is the final in the trilogy, and I do think you need the first ones to understand it all. It was fast paced and action packed. I was continually surprised with how different events played out. I loved how the friendships grew, and the relationships between adults in his life. I would definitely recommend this to children who love magic
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

First I would like to state that I have received this book through goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. This book was a very interesting read. It pulls you in and keeps you wanting more. I would recommend this book to others. It is a very good read
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
#TheSeekingSerum #NetGalley

Be sure to read the other books in the seriess first. A fast paced novel filled with plenty of daring potions and adventures for Gordy, Max, Adilene and Sasha. Gordy's grandfather is trying to use his control, will Gordy or his mom be able to put a stop to him? A book about friendship, skill and determination. This is the last book in the Potion Master series.
Ms. Yingling
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss

Was quite a ways into this before I realized it was book three. Finished to determine if I wanted to invest in series, but I don't have a lot of fantasy fans this year, so will pass.
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great conclusion of this series. I was sad to see it end and hope there may be a spin-off in the works.
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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 100,000 kids across the country as his greatest accomplishment. Potion Masters - The Transparency Tonic is Frank's 11th ...more

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Potion Masters (3 books)
  • The Eternity Elixir (Potion Masters, #1)
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