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Wrote a Review 9th September '18

Book pages Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
I read it (an adult)
A must for Potter fans everywhere, 100+ pages of interesting and amusing 'facts' and anecdotal comments about all the creatures you'll have heard of in the books and seen in the films plus lots, lots more. It includes scribbles and notations by Harry, Ron and Hermione which add to the fun of it and is kicked off with an introduction by Albus Dumbledore penned in his own inimitable style. The only downfall for me was that there was hardly any detailed pictures of the creatures which would of been useful.

Wrote a Review 6th September '18

Book pages Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I read it (an adult)
Upon finishing the final book, I was left with a slew of thoughts and emotions. But, one thought, above all, kept coming up again and again: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Professor Albus Dumbledore uttered those wise words at the conclusion of Harry’s second year at Hogwarts. When I reflect on everything that occurs in the seventh book from the first to the last page, it is the essence of Dumbledore’s words that drive at why Harry Potter successfully completes his mission. The conclusion of Harry Potter's story is a masterfully told tale of love, loss, hope and the triumph of good over evil.

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