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Potions Class

Duration: 1st January – 31st December
Number of books: 
48
Hosted by: 
My Vampire Book Obsession

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Levels 
Troll – 18 books
Acceptable – 36 books
Exceeds Expectations – 54 books
Outstanding – 72 books
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Amortentia
Amortentia 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 – Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
2. Tagged romance – Dangerously Charming by Deborah Blake
3. With a couple on the cover – Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
4. That five of your friends loved the book, they gave it four stars or more. – The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
5. Wedding or engagement in the book. – Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
6. With an Obsessive Lover – Dangerously Divine by Deborah Blake
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Draught of Living Death
When a person drinks the Draught of Living Death, 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. – Tortall: A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce
2. Tagged vampires – Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
3. That has died on your TBR pile, been on it over 2 years. – The Sending by Isobelle Carmody
4. From a series that you started but haven’t finished. – The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross
5. A woman in black on the cover. – Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
6. With a graveyard or tombstone on the cover.
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Felix Felicis
Felix Felicis, 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. – Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
2. Tagged mystery.
3. That you got for free. – Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson
4. That someone recommend and you already own it. – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
5. With some form of magic on the cover. – Wickedly Spirited by Deborah Blake
6. With a purple cover. – Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath
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Polyjuice Potion
The Polyjuice Potion 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. – Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
2. Tagged werewolves. – Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
3. With a dragon on the cover. – Dragon’s Breath by E.D. Baker
4. By an author who uses initials in their pen name. – The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
5. With a bad boy on the cover.
6. With a two word title. – Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
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Skele-Gro
Skele-Gro is a medicinal potion that can regrow missing or removed bones, though it tastes terrible and the process is very slow and extremely painful.
To mix this potion read a book…
1. A title using a letter found in the word Skele. – The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
2. Tagged paranormal. – Allegiance of Honour by Nalini Singh
3. MC is in the medical field. – Hard Cheese by Ulf Durling
4. Blood on the cover. – Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
5. With a skull or skeleton on the cover. – Mort by Terry Pratchett
6. With an author that has “Doc” in their name.
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Veritaserum
Veritaserum 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. – River Marked by Patricia Briggs
2. Tagged Dragons
3. With an author that has two letters of the word “Polygraph”. – Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
4. That is a guilty pleasure, that you would lie to your mom about. – Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
5. With a sword on the cover. – The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody
6. MC is in law enforcement. – Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
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Antidote to Common Poisons
The Antidote to Common Poisons (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 Ironwood Tree by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
2. With the word Poison in the Title or the series name.
3. With a Mystical Creature on the Cover. – The Wrath of Mulgarath by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
4. Tagged Fantasy. – The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan
5. That has very low rating. – The Road to Balinor by Mary Stanton
6. Where the secondary character dies – North Child by Edith Pattou
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Beautification Potion
A potion that 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. – A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
2. With a kick ass chick on the cover. – Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
3. Tagged Urban Fantasy. – Dangerously Fierce by Deborah Blake
4. With a mask on the cover.
5. With a female author. – The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
6. With a flower in the title or series name.
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Sleeping Draught
An extremely powerful sleeping draught, 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 – Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
2. Written by a female author.
3. With a character that can only go out at night.
4. That you could read all night and get no sleep! – Tough Mothers by Jason Porath
5. With the colour red on the cover. – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
6. Set in the country you live in.
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Emerald Potion
The Emerald Potion, also known as the Drink of Despair,[2] 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.
2. With a green cover.
3. Tagged Magic.
4. With an author’s name that is a jewel.
5. MC is from the UK.
6. Read a book where a character is jealous/green eyed monster. 

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Elixir of Life
The Elixir 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. – Lucinda’s Secret by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
2. With a body of water on the cover.
3. Tagged adult.
4. With an author whose first or last name starts with E.
5. With someone who drinks everyday.
6. That is one of the first 20 books added to your TBR pile.

 

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Mandrake Restorative Draught
The Mandrake Restorative Draught 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.
2. With an MC that doesn’t age.
3. With a male author. – Blood Lite III: Aftertaste edited by Kevin J. Anderson
4. Tagged high fantasy.
5. That someone under 30 has read and enjoyed. – The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
6. With a forest on the cover.

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