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Wrote a Review 11th July '18

Book pages Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I read it (an adult)
This is my absolute favourite book of the entire series. It’s so dark in places but the flashbacks to the past in which we learn so much about Voldemort or should I say Tom Riddle are absolute absorbing. Everything seems to be at risk here and you just don’t know what will happen next, nothing and no one seems to be safe anymore. There is also a touch of romance, and not just for Harry, which helps to lighten things, but the tension in this book is palpable and it really isn’t one you can put down. There are so many plot lines in this one and the thumping pace does not let up from first page to last. As for new twists and turns and complete revelations, well there are more than you can shake a stick at. 

Wrote a Review 1st June '18

Book pages Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I read it (an adult)
This is the longest book in the series but it is a fantastic read, with so much going on and the pace once again picking up from the first page. It is well written and engaging. It is more character driven than the Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. 

This book really explores Harry's potential and his past, which opens up more surprises than you would think. The Order Of The Phoenix finds Harry increasingly sullen, angst ridden as he faces many emotional and physical trials. There are some wonderful touches my favourites being Sirius Black's family home and we once again see the much loved character (in my eyes at least) Remus Lupin.

Won a Giveaway 3rd April '18

Entered a Giveaway 12th March '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Count with Little Fish
For Ages
Under 1, 1, 2 & 3
No. of Copies
End Date
3rd Apr '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 3rd April '18

Book pages Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
I read it (an adult)
I loved reading The Goblet of Fire, this is mostly down to the creatures and other wizarding students we meet in the novel. As a lover of Hogwarts it's interesting to know what other wizarding schools are like and to explore further the seemingly endless list of creatures.

I can never find a boring or uninteresting moment in The Goblet of Fire and I never get sick of reading it again and again as it's so easy to lose myself in Harry Potter with the astounding events and distinctive characters. I really like how Hermione Granger strives through in this book as not just a clever girl, but as a girl with passion and determination. I like her complex personality; normally she is typecasted into just being 'intelligent', but Hermione is shown with a more girly and emotive side in this book, giving her more depth than just being Harry's clever friend. She is well-rounded and is more accessible as a regular person (though a witch) with feelings and a personality.

In this book we regularly come across Cedric Diggory, a Hufflepuff, who allows us to see the Hufflepuff house in more depth rather than just briefly touching upon it as it has been in other books. I like how we can see the fairness Cedric strives to uphold throughout this book, showing us the value of Hufflepuffs.

Anyone who hasn't read up to The Goblet of Fire should definitely re-think that decision as this is the book where it all changes and it's then impossible to not continue reading the rest of the books.