Category Archives: Harry Potter

Books from the Harry Potter series. Written by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Book 7)

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Harry_Potter_and_the_Deathly_Hallows_1.jpgEverything has come down to this…
Harry, Hermione, and Ron have started to search the face of the earth in search for the Horcruxes that Lord Voldemort had created to cheat death. Hermine, Harry, Ron had to leave behind loved ones and friends to keep them safe because the Ministry of Magic has been overpowered by the Death Eaters (Lord Voldemorts Army) and are now out to kill every last one of the blood traitors and muggle-born witches and wizards. Ron, Hermine, and Harry all had to make a choice… But they are left behind wondering if they really made the right decision…

My Opinion:
This book is basically one final showdown. It also though has your typical Harry Potter quest hunts and solving the puzzle. It’s also the last book of the Harry Potter franchise so… IT’S PRETTY AMAZING!!! During the battle of Hogwarts, all the characters start making last-minute confessions to their loved ones. They are all in all my favorite scenes and I always come back to the books to re-read them.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book a 9’* / 10’*
Mostly because you see how far the single characters have come and it’s very inspirational that even though they are all these big heroes they still make mistakes and things go wrong. I semi grew up with Harry Potter so when I did finally read the very last chapters (epilogue), I was (not going to lie) pretty much bawling my eyes out. To this day I have not seen the 6th movie of Harry Potter, for obvious reasons. But I also have not seen both full movie of 7 part 1 and part 2.

Information about the Book:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
Written by: J.K.Rowling
last book in the series

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The launch of the new book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was a couple of days ago and I have read a couple of spoilers and to be honest, I have no idea how I’m supposed to feel about this…
How do you feel about the new Harry Potter?
Let me know via email (readingthroughthenightwithali@gmail.com)

Have a nice rest of summer, loves
Ali

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

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Voldemort is done hiding inHarry-Potter-and-the-Half-Blood-Prince.jpg the shadows. When Harry returns to Hogwarts, things are way out of control and the only thing Harry can hold on to is that his friends will always be by his side.

My Opinion:
I know that it’s really not a lot. But you can’t really describe what is happening in this book. It, as always has its ups and downs. But what I really liked about this book that there are a lot of things that happen, that you honestly don’t see coming. I love how you know only really get to know Dumbledore and you also only know realise that Ron truly does have feelings for Hermione. But there’s always this feeling (at least I had it, when I was reading this book), that someone is watching you and reading with you over your shoulder. When I read this book the first time, Harry Potter was an idol for me, a religion. Now years later, I realize that most of the time he does really stupid and reckless stuff, which he seems to always get away with. I’m still very much obsessed with Harry Potter, but I think it’s more with Hogwarts and Wizardry than Harry Potter himself. This book though is very worth reading, because you learn a lot more about Snape, He Who Shall Not Be Name, and how it all comes together and connects to Harry.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book a 8’* / 10’*
Not because I didn’t like it or anything, mostly since it wasn’t partly a book I enjoyed reading, because of what happens to the characters.

A/N
I’m so terribly sorry for taking this long, it’s just that I’ve been super busy and I had a huge reading block. I had also been sick, but I hope that I am fully back now.

TELL ME HOW YOU ARE DOING AND WHAT YOU ARE READING THIS WEEK, THROUGH EMAIL: readingthroughthenightwilali@gmail.com

Have a nice week, much love
Ali

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)

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Harry_Potter_and_the_Order_of_the_Phoenix_CoverartLord Voldemort is back and no one seems to believe Harry, except Dumbeldore. But he seems to be MIA. When two dementores threaten Dudley and Harry on a walk home and Harry is forced to cast the Partronus spell, which leads to all kinds of things come crashing down on top of his head. Coming back to Hogwarts seemed like a far away dream, but when a new teacher comes to Hogwarts everything changes and Harry, Ron and Hermione are forced to act and call together an elite force, also known as Dumbledore’s Army.

My Opinion:
Favorite Harry Potter by far. Best Plot line, amazing inside jokes and scenes where you laugh your ass off or when you burst out crying and the people next to you ask you what’s wrong. I read this book so many times I basically know the plot line by heart and my favorite scene is where Fred and George ask if their neighbors. You’ll get it if you read the book or will read it. 😉 What I also liked was the show down at the end of the book, when Dumbledore stepped in.
The movie was a bit disappointing, but it covered the most important things.

Info’s about the Book:
Name: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Written by: J.K. Rowling
Book 5

enjoy, Ali

Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

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Harry-Potter-and-the-Goblet-of-Fire-2005Another Year, another adventure. This time its a little more deadly than freeing your god father from a certain death. All the wizarding schools in the world, come together for a battle of the wits, power and mental strengths of three contestants, that go against each other and the winner is granted endless glory.

My Opinion:
This one is probably my least favorite Harry Potter. Not because it’s written badly or because someone dies. But because the golden trio seems to slowly fall apart. I also find the entire plot line a bit funky. But okay, it’s a Harry Potter so I had to read it. The movie was better than the book here, but they left out a few important scenes that I would not have cut out.

 

Info’s About the Book:
Name: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K. Rowling
Book 5

A/N
Hope you’re having an amazing Easter!!!
lots of love, Ali

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ascaban (Book 3)

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Harry Potter has to return to his Aunt’s and Unkel’s house; like he always does after a year at Hogwarts. When the last week of summer vacation arrives, Harry has had it.
And when his second ‘Aunt’ arrives and starts talking bad about his mother and father, he explodes, packs his bags and leaves the house. As he is sitting out on the square around the house, something moves in the bushes. Harry is about to cast a spell when a bus shows up out of nowhere.  Harry takes the bus to the Leaky Cauldron and hopes to meet Ron and Hermione at Diagon Alley in London. They all make it to Hogwards, but have to discover that a prisoner has broken out of the wizard prison called Azkaban. Dumbeldore doesn’t fear about the safety of his students, which makes Harry start to wonder. As he discovers shocking details about why his parents died, he wonders if Dumbeldore is right or the rest of the wizard world.

My Opinion: This book is not my favorite book from the Harry Potter series,  but you have to read it in order to understand, why certain things happen in the following books.

Enjoy reading,
Ali

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)

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Its Harry’s first summer back with his Aunt and Uncel and its worse than ever. Ever since Harry came back from Hogwarts,  his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, have not anwsered one letter and after the Dursely’s figure out, that he can’t do any magic outside of Hogwarts, they lock him in his room. As the first of July nears and there still no chance of the Dursely’s freeing him. A Houself named Dobbie turns up and gives him the anwsers he so despertly needs.
One night suddenly a flying car appears out of nowhere at Harry’s window to take him away from the Dursely’s; to the Fox’s Lair  where the Weasley’s live.
On the first of September Harry and Ron miss the train to Hogwarts and have to drive themselves in the flying car that the Weasley’s own. They make it to Hogwarts but nearly get expelled.
As they arrive at Hogwarts they notice that strange things are happening in the castle. Suddenly a weird Diary of a guy named Tom Riddle appears, and with it death and destruction. What exactly happends you’ll have to find out yourself, by reading this book.
Ali

Info’s about the book:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Written by: J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Book 1)

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At the beginning of this book, the author J.K. Rowling introduces you to a young boy; whos parents just died. The boy is about one year old. His name is Harry Potter. Through the first few chapters Harry grows up and you learn that Harry’s life isn’t that great; weird things happen around him he can’t explain. On Harry’s 11 Birthday, he then finds out, from a guy named Hagrid that he’s a wizard and that his parents didn’t die in a car accident,  as he was told ever since he came to his aunts and unkels house, but that they were murdered; by a dark wizard called Voldemort. Hagrid then takes him to London to shop for some school supplies and then drops him off at the train station Kings Cross, to catch the train to Hogwarts on the platform 9 and 3/4. While searching for it he meets the Weasley’s. They help him out and he manages to get to the train on time.
Harry then arrives at Hogwarts and it blows his mind. The wizard world is so different from the muggel world. (Muggel is the term for non magical people)
Harry feels more at home in Hogwarts than he has ever felt anywhere else in his life. And so the weeks and months pass till on Halloween, a troll breaks into the castle and  sets off a series of events. Which you’ll have to figure out yourself, by reading this book.
Ali

My Opinion: I know everyone has read Harry Potter but its almost a classic. The series is great you just have to get through this book and you’ll be free to enjoy the rest of the series. I love Harry Potter but not necessarily this book. Its the beginning so the story often come slow.
But still try to enjoy it. Its amazing.
Have fun reading♡

Info’s about the book:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Written by J.K. Rowling