Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne & J.K. Rowling

29069989Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pub Date: July 31, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 309
Source: Purchased
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Plays
Rating: ★★★
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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling

17347379Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pub Date: August 27, 2013
Format: Paperback, 15th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 759
Source: Purchased
Genre(s): Middlegrade, YA, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★
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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby – who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone–or something–starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself.

My mini-review:

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Again, does this even need a review?

I used to think that Chamber of Secrets was my least favorite of the HP books but now that I’ve read it again, I can’t recall why! I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll be marathoning the movies soon enough.

★★★★★ (5 stars) for nearly-headless ghosts, trees that hit back, and one little house elf with a penchant for self-harm.

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

My mini-review:

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

Voldemort, Voldemort,
Oooh voldy voldy voldy,
Voldemort.

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★★★★★ because… does this even need a review?