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Harry Potter #7

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it's up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean. Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined. The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry's Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries. Above all, this intense, cathartic book serves as a clear statement of the message at the heart of the Harry Potter series: that choice matters much more than destiny, and that love will always triumph over death. Series Information: Eleven-year-old Harry Potter is an orphan living with his cruel aunt and uncle when he makes a discovery that will change his life forever: he is a wizard. He is whisked away to the mystical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn magical skills, from potions to spells to flying on broomsticks. But an evil power is rising, the same one that threatened to destroy the entire world when Harry was only a baby. As Harry learns the truth about his family, his childhood, and his mysterious lightning-bolt-shaped scar, he finds unforgettable friendship, a loving surrogate family, and the courage to face the darkest force ever to menace the wizarding world. These charming and engrossing books bring an intensely detailed and captivating world to life and are perfect for enjoying individually or reading aloud.
--scholastic.com

759 pages, Paperback

First published July 21, 2007

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J.K. Rowling

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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me 'Joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling. In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.

Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her mother Anne was half-French and half-Scottish. Her parents first met on a train departing from King's Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964. They married on 14 March 1965. Her mother's maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. Her mother's paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles-le-Comte during the First World War.

Rowling's sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old. The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four. She attended St Michael's Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More. Her headmaster at St Michael's, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister. She recalls that: "I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it. Certainly the first story I ever wrote down (when I was five or six) was about a rabbit called Rabbit. He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee." At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales. When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said "taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind," gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford's autobiography, Hons and Rebels. Mitford became Rowling's heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.

Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, "I wasn’t particularly happy. I think it’s a dreadful time of life." She had a difficult homelife; her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father (she is no longer on speaking terms with him). She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department. Rowling said of her adolescence, "Hermione [a bookish, know-it-all Harry Potter character] is loosely based on me. She's a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I'm not particularly proud of." Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as "not exceptional" but "one of a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English." Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.

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June 3, 2008
Ok, before I start a few warnings. This will contain spoilers (though since I'm writing this a year after the release I don't think it's too much of a tragedy), it will be long and it will be negative because I really didn't like this book.

Reading books one to five I was very impressed with the storytelling from a novice novellist. There was magic, there were characters you could love, and sure there were some cliche'd storylines, but they were interspersed with really interesting sidestories (Peeves, SPEW, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes). I was enthralled as a teenager and I am enthralled now as an adult when I re-read them.

But I have to say the the quality dropped markedly in books six and seven. The ramblings (that started out cute in GoF and OotP) have become pronounced and boring. The characters have lost much of what made them endearing, and the plot has gone to hell.

Focusing on Deathly Hallows, I had a very strong feeling that six months before her deadline, JKR went on to the internet, discovered that everyone had guessed her 'twists' (honestly, who didn't know that Harry was an accidental Horcrux, RAB was Sirius's brother, the diadem was at Hogwarts, the locket was at Grimmauld Place, Dumbledore ordered Snape to kill him, Snape was in love with Lily and Ron would be a it and abandon Harry and Hermione?), and felt the need to come up with a new plot device. This would explain the incredible stupidity that is the deathly hallows and the plot holes and gaps in logic that involve them.

Now, it has been a while since I read it so some of my names and such might be wrong, and if it does answer the questions in the book in such a round about way I apologise, but the Elder Wand does not make sense. I'm willing to accept that it follows it's own set of rules separate from those of other wands (where Haary can use Hermione's wand almost as well as his own and all of the disarming they did in book five didn't make their wands all change ownerships) but the course of events whereby Harry became the owner of the wand are just plain silly. If Grindelwald simply stole the wand from Gregorovich (sp?), how did that make him the wands owner? If the wand is unbeatable, how did Dumbledore defeat Grindelwald (I know Rita Skeeter theorised that Grindelwald surrended, but how does that pass the wand's ownership to Dumbledore. Surrender is not the same as defeat). And if the wand is unbeatable, why was Dumbledore unable to defeat Voldemort when they dueled on OotP? And also, is Harry really so conceited and stupid to think that no one would ever defeat or disarm him, making them the owner of the wand? Shouldn't he have broken it? If he does become an auror in later life someone is bound to disarm him eventually, and if they knew about the wand, they could easily steal it back from Dumbledore's tomb.

The other major thing that ticked me off was the characterisation. Hermione, Harry and Ron have always been some of my favourite characters, but here they are acting completely different from previous books. Harry using Unforgivable curses without a hint of remorse, and not comforting Hermione when Ron takes off, instead staring at a 'Ginny-dot'. Can we say creepy and stalkerish?

And Hermione, who for the most part was still loyal and brave and smart (loved the bottomless bag bit, and her being there for Harry at Godric's Hollow), was so pathetic when it came to Ron. I know love makes people do the wacky, but crying for days on end when they're supposed to be searching for Horcruxes, kissing him in the middle of the war because he finally showed a tiny inkling of care towards the house-elves.

And Ron. Gah! I mean, I love Ron, but you would have thought he could have grown up a little, just a smidgen. But no, running away because of the locket (one ring to rule them all...). Those who defend him saying it affected him more than Harry or Hermione because he had more insecurities is just dumb. Harry and Hermione had just as much to be insecure about. Harry, with his saving-people-thing, could easily have gone nuts with the locket around his neck and ran away from the others because he was terrified that they'd get killed. And Hermione has always been insecure, about being Muggle-born, about proving herself, about Ron and Harry and their friendships. Sure, he wanted to come back the moment he left, but he still left. Which I could accept were it not for such a stupid reason. And then he got his 'super-moment' which was so lame. Honestly, 'Ron can remember and copy paseltongue', uhuh. Wouldn't it have made much more sense to say, have Ginny come along, who could possibly still say the word from when she opened it under Tom's control in CoS. And then Ron mentioned the house-elves, to make himself 'worthy' (JKR's words, not mine) of Hermione. For one thing, why does he need to make himself 'worthy' since she already loved him for all his insensitivity and insecurity, and why did that 'worthiness' have to be something that Harry already had in abounds?

Yes, I am a H/Hr shipper, but that is by no means the reason I hated this book (as you can see from above). If H/Hr had been handled as badly as R/Hr or H/G, I would have hated it. But the fact remains that the most romantic scenes in this book were between Harry and Hermione. At Grimmauld Place when Harry showed Hermione the picture, at the wedding where Hermione beamed at Harry, at Godric's Hollow where they strolled arm in arm under the kissing gate in the snow. While in canon, Harry married Ginny and Ron married Hermione, that will never convince me that they are the better couples. Harry and Hermione had the friendship, the trust, the alchemy. They were the most developed relationship in the series, and the fact that they didn't end up together in the book doesn't change that.

The final things I feel like picking on - the epilogue came across as being written by a teenage fangirl. No depth, no meaning, just stupid-named kids. I get that JKR wanted Harry to end the book with the normal family life he never had, it could have been handled so much better. And seriously, Albus Severus? That poor kid must have been teased horribly. And why Severus? Sure, he turned out to be not evil, but for Harry to chance his mind about the man after seven years of abuse and ill treatment just because he was scamming on Lily. It's just gross. And unrealistic. I was so hoping there was more to Snape's story than twenty years of unrequited love. Gah. It may have been a sweet way for him to become not evil, but Lily was very, very dead for a very long time, and no one holds on that hard to love. If caring for her wasn't enough for him to stray away from the dark arts while she was alive, why was it enough when she was dead?

Also, the invisibility cloak was supposed to be infallible, and yet Moody saw through it in OotP and Dementor's could see through it in PoA, supposedly. And, my god did the death scene's suck in this book. Yes, its a war so plenty of people, including main characters were going to die, but when I felt worse about Dobby than I did about Remus (who is one of my favourite characters) you just know that the author hasn't put enough emotion into it. He was the last of the Marauders, for god's sake, he deserved an on-page death at the very least. Maybe defending Harry or Tonks. Something!

Well, there ends the rant. There were a few good points in the novel (like Godric's Hollow, before the stupidity of Harry not realising that Bathilda was Nagini, and the awesomeness of Neville) but they were few and far between and do not at all make up for the rest of the drivel.

Read it because it is the conclusion to a series that took seventeen years to write, but do not expect the fireworks that such a finale could have been. There's better fanfics out there.
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“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.” — Harry Potter

Most seventeen-year olds don’t view the possibility of an early death as being, well, possible. But then again, most seventeen-year olds haven’t come face-to-face with death almost half a dozen times before their first kiss either.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final installment of the ridiculously popular Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling brilliantly ties up every loose end that she has planted over the last ten years since the very first outing of the series was published in 1997. Truly, Rowling has learned exactly what her fans want and subsequently delivers a book that answers every Potterhead’s questions — and then some.

Not only does Deathly Hallows revisit key places and characters from all of the previous six books, but Rowling even manages to make clever references to previous bits of dialogue from her earlier books. Case in point: near the end of the first Potter book, after Hermione fails to see the magical solution to saving the trio from a nasty patch of Devil’s Snare, Harry’s best mate Ron bellows “HAVE YOU GONE MAD? ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?” Now, six years later, Hermione finally gets her revenge on her red-headed friend when Ron believes that all is lost until Hermione yells to him “Are you a wizard, or what?” thus reminding Ron to use his wand to solve their problem. Subtle references such as this are a large part of what makes Rowling’s books so enjoyable to re-read as there are always deeper meanings and additional allusions that are often only discovered via multiple read-throughs.

Harry’s bold statement regarding his own potential death is also a prime example of how much Rowling truly wrote Harry’s last tale for her long-time fans. This line seems to read as a secret “shout-out” to the Potterites who have also known for years that the series might not end happily ever after. The prophecy in the fifth book revealed that “neither shall live while the other survives”, and therefore by the end of book seven either Harry or Voldemort had to die. Rowling cleverly fills her last installment with so many twists, turns and complications, however, that it becomes practically impossible to determine which way this book is going to end.

More than any of the other Potter books, Deathly Hallows is a true quest narrative, with the trio spending the majority of the story hunting for horcruxes and hallows whilst evading capture by Voldemort’s Death Eaters. The multiple close-calls that all three main characters find themselves in throughout the book add to the tension that continues to build until the predictably bloody battle at the end of the tale. The book does, after all, chronicle a brutal war, so be prepared for a lot of killing and, consequently, a lot of tears.

This is not to say that Deathly Hallows doesn’t offer up a great deal of laughs as well. The hilarious twins Fred and George Weasley make several appearances to ensure that the book isn’t all doom and gloom. By far, the funniest part of the story is the secret radio show Potterwatch, anonymously hosted by former Hogwarts Quidditch commentator Lee Jordan with special appearances from Fred, George, and ex-Defence Against the Dark Arts professor Remus Lupin. Rowling perfectly mixes this blend of humour, tragedy and adventure so that her epic-length novel never lags or drags.

To write a 607 page book that millions of die-hard fans around the world are able to devour in less than 24 hours is no mean feat, but Rowling’s farewell to the Boy Who Lived is an incredibly gripping page-turner that will leave all Potter lovers immensely satisfied.
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338 reviews11.1k followers
January 23, 2015
It's hard for me to believe that I finished the Harry Potter series... I wish this series would go on forever!
I don't know how I've gone through my life without these books. I regret not reading it when I was younger, but I am so happy that I finally did, better late than never, right?
The world built in these books is so real and tangible, it is truly a masterpiece. The characters are engaging and brilliant, and I love how the plot is so interwoven and twisted within itself, especially in this last book.
I was taken by surprise when I started the series, I didn't think it would pull me in as it did. As I kept reading through the books, the characters slyly stole my heart. Now, having finished the last line, I am flooded with emotion. This series is more than a story or words on a page, it is magic.
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275 reviews457 followers
March 10, 2022
"OI! There's a war going on here!"
"Merlin's Pants!"

The six-year build-up is over. The final adventure, towards which we've been sailing for - through six amazing Hogwarts years - is here at last. And yet again, Rowling surpasses her own standards to bring us the most adventurous book of the entire series, to conclude everything is a most dramatic way. Twist after twist after twist is going to keep the reader immersed more than ever. Be warned: once started, you won't have a moment's rest till your finish this one!

"Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches"

It seems redundant now to repeat all the good things about Harry Potter books in general - from plot to writing style - which never reached a plateau, but kept on improving. All of that is still there. But setting up the atmosphere for events has reached a level that is far beyond anything we've seen before. And the complexity of the events has also been increased. Even the few sup-plots are highly detailed and complex, and contributes a lot to the main story. It gives a very fulfilling feeling, when the reader is allowed to connect all the dots as progressing towards the end, tying up a lot of loose ends. Also, it's unbelievable how well the plot twists are introduced - whether they are happy or sad - maintaining suspense better than ever.

"permettez-moi to assister vous,"

The reader is bound to encounter a lot of heartbreaking disappointments here, but all that help make the ending much more satisfying. I did miss the occasional humor, though it would not have complimented well the dark world we are in right now. Oh, and I'm really happy that I only had to hate Snape for a few days... (from finish of Half-blood prince till now) I guess that's the good thing about reading all the books of series at once: less anxiety!

"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure!"

When I started Philosopher's Stone, it made me realize that I've been missing out on a lot - a world of magic which is full of amazing characters. Then the journey got ever so thrilling and entertaining, with each book outperforming the previous one in every possible way. It's been three magical weeks for me - literally and figuratively - from the starting of the first book till the last. I don't recall ever been immersed in a book series as much as I did with Harry Potter, and, though the ending was great, it's sad not being able to continue, to know that this is the end. I've watched the first few HP movies a long time ago, but those didn't come anywhere near the books in my opinion, and I really wasn't a fan. But now, I'm finally enlightened as to why Harry Potter series is much loved by millions. It's impossible not to, once you're through with the books! A well thought out foundation put in place in first three books, then setting stage for the core of the series in next two and finally, an incredibly thrilling ending with the last two books, while each book being a five-star read, at least for me. Harry Potter became the my all-time-favorite book series.

"Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice,"
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June 1, 2020
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it. Use your words wisely and support trans lives.”
- Definitely not JKR

I love Harry Potter as much as anyone, which is why I urge everyone who spends money on these books to also support the trans community.

To say it with the author's words: “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” Well.

Here’s a list of organisations that support trans lives (feel free to reach out and recommend more). Every penny counts:

Mermaids UK

The Trevor Project

Black Visions Collective because Black trans lives matter.



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525 reviews56.6k followers
January 8, 2018
I hadn't read this book in so long... it's been great to reread it and notice all the details I had forgotten!

It was perfect for the holidays (even though this one is quite dark!)
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778 reviews367 followers
December 19, 2021
Welcome to my re-read of the timeless series “Harry Potter”. 🤓⚡️If you’ve followed along, then you already know, that I’m reading the books, listening to a fun (adult) podcast and watching the movies. ❤️📚🎧🎬

⚠️This review contains spoilers⚠️
If you don’t yet know:
*why we wonder if the Dementors blew a new personality into Dudley
*why we’re calling Harry Barney or Barry, the cousin
*the loss of laughter with a twin
*why the word “always” means more than you know
——-Then proceed with extreme caution!——-
Spoiler Credit: Podcast: Binge Mode (listen on Spotify)

Personal Opinion Note: I’m incredibly sad for you, if you’ve never read the books (or at least watched the movies). 😉📚🎧🎬 This magical story is worth the time, I promise.

We’re near the end of this adventure… and…. This book is incredibly sad. So, I’ll be updating this review with what I consider to be the most memorable/heartache/important part of each chapter/podcast as I finish.

📚Chapter 1: The Dark Lord Ascending
The doubts clearly displayed by the Malfoy’s, in choosing the wrong side.

📚Chapter 2: In Memoriam
Rita Skeeter pops her head out of her jar again… and she sucks!

📚Chapter 3: The Dursley’s Departing
Dudley asking why Harry wasn’t going with them and his genuine (and uncharacteristic) concern.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 1-3
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
Insight into what Petunia was going to say, but just couldn’t and the change in Dudley.

📚Chapter 4: The Seven Potters
RIP Hedwig…. My heart aches.

📚Chapter 5: Fallen Warrior
RIP Madeye and George’s ear (although he is now truly holy).

📚Chapter 6: The Ghoul in Pajamas
Ron/Hermione vibes… plus, their insistence on helping Harry.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 4-6
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
Further insight into Horcruxe’s and splitting of soul.

📚Chapter 7: The Will of Albus Dumbledore
Rufus Scrimgeour proves, yet again, that to be the Minister of Magic, means being an utter twat.

📚Chapter 8: The Wedding
Aunt Muriel really sucks.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 7-8
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
The history of the sword of Gryffindor.

📚Chapter 9: A Place to Hide
Hermione really is brilliant with her Mary Poppins bag.

📚Chapter 10: Kreacher’s Tale
Voldemort’s underestimation and/or complete lack of thought about house elves.

📚Chapter 11: The Bribe
Harry turns Lupin away, in hopes that he’ll go back to Tonks.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 9-11
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
House elves and Lupin/Harry throw down.

📚Chapter 12: Magic is Might
Ron’s trying to protect Hermione and Hermione’s trying to protect Ron.

📚Chapter 13: The Muggle-born Registration Commission
Harry’s impromptu decision to get all the muggle born (awaiting unfair trial) out of the ministry.

📚Chapter 14: The Thief
Ron getting hurt and the trio hunkering down while he recovers.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 12-14
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
All the insights into medical magical things.

📚Chapter 15: The Goblin’s Revenge
Harry and Ron’s intense fight and Hermione’s forced to choose a side.

📚Chapter 16: Godric’s Hollow
The sadness Harry feels at discovering that the Dumbledore’s grave is near his parents.

📚Chapter 17: Bathilda’s Secret
The snake and the broken wand.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 15-17
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
The Potter’s family history.

📚Chapter 18: The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore
Hermione defending Dumbledore’s young past.

📚Chapter 19: The Silver Doe
Ron’s timely return.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 18-19
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
Exploring Dumbledore’s past and how his change helped the trio.

📚Chapter 20: Xenophilius Lovegood
Ron and Hermione’s outvoting Harry.

📚Chapter 21: The Tale of the Three Brothers
The story of the hollows.

📚Chapter 22: The Deathly Hollows
Lee Jordan, Lupin and Fred being on the radio.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 20-22
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
Harry’s family ties to the hollows.

📚Chapter 23: Malfoy Manor
Dobby… sweet and loyal to the end…. RIP Dobby.

📚Chapter 24: The Wandmaker
Harry buried Dobby without use of Magic.

📚Chapter 25: Shell Cottage
Lupin and Harry’s mended relationship.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 23-25
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
Interesting insights into apparition long distance.

🎬Movie #7: Part 1
Considering how much they had to jam pack into this movie, they did a decent job on this one.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Movie: Part 1
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
The actors really know these characters well at this point.

📚Chapter 26: Gringotts
Hermione as Bellatrix feeling ewwwwww.

📚Chapter 27: The Final Hiding Place
Harry’s “Voldemort Vision” finally coming in handy.

📚Chapter 28: The Missing Mirror
The greater good and the Dumbledore’s.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 26-28
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
Sad. Close to the end.

📚Chapter 29: The Lost Diadem
The DA members showing up at Hogwarts.

📚Chapter 30: The Sacking of Severus Snape
McGonagall’s taking over and standing as leader of Hogwarts.

📚Chapter 31: The Battle of Hogwarts
The Weasley’s really are the best wizard family and my heart aches. 💔

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 29-31
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
Neville comes full circle and the Ron/Hermione connection.

📚Chapter 32: The Elder Wand
Voldemort finishes Snape and the battle is taking endless lives.

📚Chapter 33: The Prince’s Tale
All of Snape’s secrets. Always. 😭

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 32-33
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
All the cries and Snape’s true self.

📚Chapter 34: The Forest Again
All the losses and Harry’s bravery.

📚Chapter 35: King’s Cross
Dumbledore’s testimony to Harry and his insistence that it’s better to live with love.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 34-35
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
The fact that JK had chapter 34 down from the beginning.

📚Chapter 36: The Flaw in the Plan
The great defeat and celebration.

📚Epilogue:
The little family. Life continues.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Chapters 36-Epilogue
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
The sadness that is the end.

🎬Movie #7: Part 2
This was the best movie adaptation, in my opinion, of the series. I cry buckets when Harry dives into Snape’s memories.

🎧Podcast: Binge Mode: Movie: Part 2
***Warning: Binge Mode contains adult content***
All the additions and deductions reviewed but consensus is still- a great movie.

This concludes my re-reading of the timelessly magical series. I’m so glad that I took the time to re-read it, but also, that I was able to enjoy Binge Mode Harry Potter on Spotify as well. My heart is full. Thanks for sticking with me on my journey. ❤️📚
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Hot take: I like A Very Potter Musical more than I like the Harry Potter series. Please feel free to physically fight me. (And no, “AVPM wouldn’t exist without the series” is not a valid argument, because duh.)

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God, what an unexpected result this is. Let's talk about it for six pages. I loved Half-Blood Prince so much that I postponed finishing the series for five months. More context: I started rereading this series in December, I was done the sixth book in February, and I didn’t pick up the finale until July.

I thought this book was going to destroy me!!!

And, like, it almost did. But not in the oh-my-god-this-amazing-series-is-over-cry-cry-cry way I expected. More like I, too, divided my soul into horcruxes, and they, like Voldemort’s, were being taken out at an excruciatingly slow pace over the course of 784 pages. Just weakening infinitesimally and kind of being like, can you just get this over with already? But instead of, you know, my actual self being killed, it was my enthusiasm for this series and any appreciation I may have had for JK Rowling.

Seriously, I feel like any love I had for a couple of the books in this series has been brutally, torturously, painstakingly extinguished.

This book was a CHORE.

Let’s talk about why (for an extraordinarily long time).

(Like all of my Harry Potter reviews, this is nothin’ but spoilers.)



PLOT

You saw those glorious GIFs. You know the concept for the first half of this book is Not Great.

The storyline is already, like, What if we just sat around in the most depressing on Earth for a few hundred pages, jumping locations every day, having the same conversation repeatedly, and granting our readers in-depth analyses of the gross fish we’re eating? (Sorry, British people, but I think we can all agree that a freezing/damp moor is no tropical vacation.) (Also shoutout to the time when Harry, Ron and Hermione overheard other wizards saying “Accio salmon” in order to eat and were just like, That information’s going straight in the mental trash can.)

But then on TOP of it, the pacing is so!! horrible!! Nothing happens, and then something will happen and take literally no effort by the golden gang. Like when a thing they need just SHOWS UP in a frozen pond. How exciting. So glad I waded through hundreds of pages of freezing moor bickering to get to this point.

Also, the bickering is legitimately the same three conversations over and over and over and over.

HAHAHAHA. I just remembered that the seventh book was divided into two movies. LITERALLY WHAT WENT DOWN IN THE FIRST MOVIE?? Hahahahaha. Oh man. I am just never going to watch those adaptations, probably.

I’m almost grateful that this book was so bad. Because now I never have to be sad it’s over! I do so much better with anger.



CHARACTERS

Like every young woman with a semi-functional brain, I’m big into Hermione. Or I was, for the first five or six books, before she was completely ruined and it was like she was never goddamn helpful or smart in the first place.

IN OTHER WORDS, WHY DID J.K. ROWLING DO HERMIONE LIKE THIS?

In this book, Hermione totally ignores logic in order to: a) stare lustily after Ron (Ron! Can you believe it?? We’ll get to that), b) sustain the stupid arguments that keep cropping up between the supposedly-golden trio, c) also maintain the TOTALLY USELESS ROMP THROUGH THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE, and d) ignore the good ideas that are exclusively coming from Harry presumably just in order to extend the book.

Which, speaking of, this book is just the goddamn Harry Potter show. He comes up with every single plan, everyone at Hogwarts defers to him like he’s Team Good's Voldemort, and the whole book he’s treated like this misunderstood genius, too smart for the world around him.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAGNIFICENT SIXTH-BOOK CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR GOD’S SAKE.

Ron also sucks. He is constantly complaining and picking fights. He offers exactly zero (0) good ideas throughout the book. Legitimately all he does is try to be funny AND NOT BE. I cannot believe the (usually) fab Hermione was handed off to him like some sort of prize for the biggest pumpkin at the state fair.

The only character who got what they were owed in this book was Neville. Which, if I had to pick one character to get the best ending, that’s who it would be, BUT STILL. His perfection is no excuse. He’s barely even in the f*cking books. Impossible to mess up.

And I missed Dumbledore soooo muuuuuch but then he showed up (in death or quasi-death - this book is stupid and we’ll get to it) AND TALKED TO HARRY FOR EIGHT HOURS AND IT DIDN’T FEEL LIKE HIM ONCE. It was just sh*tty writing and plot exposition and explanation. How DARE you use Dumbledore as a plot point.

Wow, I am especially bitter today.



ROMANCE

EVERY SINGLE ENDGAME ROMANCE IN THIS WHOLE SERIES IS THROWN TOGETHER AND BAD. I will go through each and explain this.

Harry and Ginny: Ginny is so cool in the sixth book. So cool that I took back all of the Ginny-sh*t talking I did for approximately four years. I was even open to the concept of Harry/Ginny (even their ship name must be awful, no? Hinny? OH MY GOD I AM PRAYING IT’S “Garry”) just based off of Ginny’s apparent greatness. BUT NO IT’S JUST BAD. Harry spends a significant chunk of this already-boring book moping about Ginny. And it couldn’t be less cute. It’s just I miss Ginnyyyyyyyyy overandoverandoverandover without any mention of like, who she is. Or what their relationship is like. OR ANYTHING. It’s just J.K. Rowling being like, Oh, Harry would probably miss Ginny. Here’s a substance-less reminder.

Ron and Hermione: like...areyoukiddingme. Not even Joanne and her terrible Twitter account are pro-Ronmione. They could NOT be less compatible. They are not fun together at all. My last words will be WHY NOT HERMIONE AND FRED. (I will scream them, which will be very startling to the loved ones who may be gathered around my hospital bed.) And no, Joanne, Harry and Hermione are not the correct answer. SERIOUSLY HOW IS HER TWITTER ACCOUNT THIS BAD. HOW DOES SHE HAVE SO MANY REGRETS ABOUT THE DUMB CHILDREN’S SERIES SHE WROTE 15 YEARS AGO.

Lupin and Tonks: I don’t...I don’t even...when do they interact? When did this happen? How am I supposed to even support this? Isn’t Lupin a million years old? A shabby sloppy old were-man? Isn’t Tonks a young hottie? Also, literally how f*cked up is it that everyone thinks Tonks is like mourning and blaming herself when actually she’s all, “Why won’t Lupin loooooooove me.” Dumb.

Lily and James: This one makes literally NO sense. Just because your BFF calls you a racial slur doesn’t mean you have to f*ck and then marry his bully. James sucks. Just because Snape somehow sucks even harder doesn’t mean that James’s dreamy green eyes override his TENDENCY TO BE THE WORST PERSON IN THE MAPPED UNIVERSE. (Second-worst.)

Are there any more? Actually, scratch that. If there are more I do not want to recall.

WHERE IS THE GODDAMN LOGIC. SOMEONE FIND IT AND HAND IT BACK TO JOANNE

One, don’t just KILL CHARACTERS TO TRY TO MAKE YOUR BOOK SEEM SAD AND POWERFUL. A good writing strategy is definitively not, “Oh, guess what, the stakes are high. How do you know? Um, I’ll just...kill these 14 people. Who matter a lot to you nerds I guess. How crazy, it’s almost like I’ve emotionally manipulated you into building a devotion to these works of fiction for the entirety of your child and made a literal billion dollars off it! But this book has already been super boring? No time to mourn!!! Sorry! Whatever, bye!”

You can literally watch my progression into convincing myself that J.K. Rowling is a full-on real-life witch over the course of this review. And not a Hermione type of witch. A Wizard of Oz Wicked-of-the-West witch. A Salem witch trials witch. But CAN YOU BLAME ME. She’s a billionaire with nothing better to do than tweet about the project she keeps pretending she can move past!!! But she can’t!!! Because she keeps writing stuff! Is a billion dollars not enough? Can you release your stupid 90-page ebooks for not-money??? I am FURIOUS. And also sleep-deprived.

But back to the stupid stuff. Well, the other stupid stuff.

The sh*t that goes down in this book makes literally no sense at all. Dumbledore even says, “You and Voldemort have traveled into realms of magic hitherto unknown and untested,” which is really Joanne saying, “I have really f*cked up this time. Wow, I have no clue how this makes even a magical sense of logic of my own creation. Um, what if...can I just not explain it?”

Here’s one example of how dumb this is. Voldemort survives death continuously because there’s a piece of him in Harry, which supposedly “dies” when Harry dies. This is somehow the only part of Harry that isn’t, like, resurrected, but whatever. There is then in turn a piece of Harry (or Lily’s protection force-field thingy) within Voldemort, which is what keeps Harry alive. SO WHEN VOLDEMORT DIES, HOW DOES HARRY SURVIVE???? THIS MAKES NO SENSE NO SENSE AT ALL AND YES I REALIZE I’M THE TECHNICAL-ADULT TRYING TO READ LOGIC INTO WIZARD-DEATH BUT IF JOANNE, WHO IS A MILLION YEARS OLD, IS ALLOWED TO STAY IN THIS WORLD FOREVER THEN I’M ALLOWED TO DO THIS.

Fair is fair.



SNAPE

I am barely controlling the section of my Harry Potter-related fury that is dedicated toward the pond monster/anthropomorphized dumpster/human Port-a-Potty/damp sock that is called Severus Snape. (It actually makes up 84.6% of my Potter-anger, so you ain’t seen nothing yet.)

All I will say is that there is a Snape rant coming, but I am almost frightened to write it. I think when I start typing I may transform into some sort of anger-monster. In four stages. Duh. Like the cover of an Animorphs book.

I’m going to go drown my sorrows in A Very Potter Musical now.



Bottom line: The number one item on my bucket list is “get in an Internet fight with J.K. Rowling.”

AVERAGE SERIES RATING: 3.57 stars

QUESTION: Should I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child???


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whoops, my hand must have slipped. either that or this book was garbàge.

regardless, i'll never admit to being wrong. ever. in my life. i am always correct and perfect and infallible. that's actually in the fine print of the contract you agree to when sending me a friend request. (the whole contract is fine print.)

ah jesus. you guys thought you hated me before.

review to comeeeeee

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me waiting for this book to be over

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هذا ريفيو رواية هدفها الايمان بالخير، التغلب علي الشكوك وزعزعة الايمان وإيجاد القوة الذاتية للتتغير للحق
رواية عن الصداقة والحب الذي قد يغلب اي انواع السحر..الظلم والقهر والعنصرية

في كل جزء بالنسخ الأنجليزية تهدي المؤلفة الكتاب لاحد اقاربها أو معارفها
ولكن بالجزء السابع ستفاجأ إنها مقسمة الاهداء الي 7 ، منهم إليك أنت شخصيا
And to You, If You Have Stuck With Harry Until The Very End



وأنا لم اكن فقط ملاصقا مع هاري منذ سبتمبر 2002 منذ قرأت أول كتب السلسلة.. والتي كانت تجربة مختلفة تماما عن مشاهدة الفيلم ، بل وحتي أبطالها -بدون مبالغة الأكثر حيوية من أي أبطال روايات قراءتها.. برغم من أنها رواية خيالية إلا أن أحداثها مرتبطة جدا بعالمنا الحقيقي، وشخصياتها كلها ستشعر بنبضها وانت تقرأها- شعرت أن الأبطال اصدقائي بالفعل، وأني فعلا أعيش معهم في مدرسة تعليم السحر "هوجوارتس"، والتي يمكن القول انها كانت بيتي الجديد


ولكن دعني اؤجل حديثي حول تجربتي الرائعة مع ملحمة هاري بوتر ونتحدث هذه المرة عن هذا الجزء الذي بين أيدينا
"هاري بوتر ومقدسات الموت"
My Harry Potter Treasure
الاحداث
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قبل صدور الجزء الاخير ، لم أكن أتخيل كيف ستنهي المؤلفة كل الأحداث و المشاكل والمهمات التي تواجهه هاري ورون وهيرميوني ... خاصا بعد وفاة دمبلدور
كيف سيجدوا الأربع الهوروكركسس المتبقية التي تحتوي علي أشلاء من روح فولدمورت ، كيف سيتعرفون عليها من الاساس ، وهم وحدهم بدون مرشد أو دليل، وفي النهاية كيف سيتم تدميرها؟
ثم كيف سيقوم الأبطال بعد ذلك بمواجهة فولدمورت نفسه ؟ واتباعه من اكلي الموت و سناب الخائن الذي قتل دمبلدور؟

أعتقد إني -ولست وحدي- ظن أن النهاية ستكون إما متسرعة لإنهاء كل شئ ، أو ستظل بعض خطوط القصة لها نهايات مفتوحة

ولكن لم يحدث هذا ، أتسع الكتاب لكل الأحداث المنتظرة.. بل وأحداث جديدة وفكرة "مقدسات الموت" التي أتت لإغلاق دائرة البحث عن القوة والخلود الذي يسعي له فولدمورت ،بجانب صراع الهوركروكس وفكرتها الرهيبة

الاحداث قدمت لنا كل مانريد معرفته عن الابطال ، ولم تنس لمحات من الأحداث السابقة والاماكن

من لم يتأثر بوداع هاري من ابن خالته "ددلي" وتلك "الختمة" الجميلة لتلك العلاقة 'الصعبة' بينهما سواء المؤثرة أو الكوميدية في بعض اجزائها

ومن لم يتأثر من مشهد هاري وهو يتجول بهيدويج "البومة الاليفة" في بيته في 4 برايفت درايف لآخر مرة... يلقي نظرة وداع علي حجرته القديمة تحت السلم. وهو يتذكر هذه الايام وكأنه يتذكر أخ اصغر له ضاع منه
It felt most strange to stand here in the silence and know that he was about to leave the house for the last time. Long ago, when he had been left alone while the Dursleys went out to enjoy themselves,
the hours of solitude had been a rare treat: Pausing only to sneak
something tasty from the fridge, he had rushed upstairs to play on Dudley’s computer, or put on the television and flicked through the
channels to his heart’s content. It gave him an odd, empty feeling to
remember those times; it was like remembering a younger brother
whom he had lost.



هنا ستشعر بالمعني الذي تقدمه المؤلفه والنادر تقديمه في روايات تصنف بنفس النوعية
Coming of Age
ستكون كهاري واصدقاءه..تشعر بكم المسئوليه عليهم ..توديعهم للطفوله والمراهقه للالتفات للمسئوليه الكبيره الواقعه عليهم كي يتغلبوا علي المحن والقهر الواقع عليهم وعلي كل من حولهم

وتبدأ الرحله الشاقه والرموز والحقائق والمفاجأت بعد استراحه قصيره ف�� اول حفل زفاف سحره نحضره سويا مع الابطال..وبمعلومات بسيطه وادوات ابسط تركها دمبلدور في وصيته نبدأ في الرحله
نبدأها بزعزعه "ايمان"هاري بوتر في "دمبلدور" والذي بوفاته صار الكثيرون يشككون فيه وفي توجههاته و اسلوبه وحياته

يبدأ يشك ان دمبلدور لم يكن يثق فيه ولم يعلمه بما فيه الكفايه ولم يمنحه ما يساعده في المهمه التي القي بحملها علي عاتقه قبل وفاته ..
فيتسأل هل كان حقا يهتم به ام انه تركه للمجهول دون مساعده واضحه كما صار الكثيرين يتهمونه بذلك..تركه ليهلك دون مساعده
هل حقا كان وقت شبابه يبحث عن ان يحكم بالقوه؟يحكم في ان يكون هو ومن مثله من السحره هم من يحك��و�� العالم؟

امر اخر لاحظته في هذه النقطه...الاعلام ليس دائما حيادي..الاعلام سلاح ذو حدين قد يساندك في قضيتك والحق, وقد يزعزع ايمانك..وفي نفس الوقت من الممكن ان يكون مجرد بوق دعايه للحكام..
انظر الي كتاب "حياه واكاذيب دمبلدور " للصحفيه الكاتبه الرهيبه ريتا سكيتر...انظر كيف حولت احداث تاريخيه وقامت بتفسيرها علي اهوائها مما يؤدي لزعزعه الايمان في الرمز المتمثل في دمبلدور
مما لا شك فيه ان جي كي رولينج اصرت علي الاشاره لتحكيم العقل في ما يقدمه الاعلام من صحافه وكتب..خاصه ان الامر بدأت تحذر منه منذ الجزء الرابع للسلسله

تبدأ حقائق ومفاجات تظهر, اذا تابعت الاجزاء السابقه كلها ستجد ان الامر كان ممهدا له وليس مجرد "تقفيل"للاحداث بل اتقان لخيوط القصه من اول الاجزاء لاخرها

تتوالي الاحداث هنا ..قد يستشعر البعض بالملل من وسط الاحداث ..وقت التخييم والهروب من مكان لاخر..ولكن الم يمل رون من نفس الاحداث..الم يمل هاري نفسه من الموضوع ككل وصب غضبه علي صوره دمبلدور؟
ولكن في النهايه ..تقدم لنا المؤلفه بحنكه واعظم طريقه للتصوير, الصراع النهائي والذي يدور في مااعتبرناه بيتنا منذ اول جزء..في هوجوارتس

نتفاعل مع كل الابطال..وبطريقه تجعلك فعلا تتفهم دوافعهم للمحاربه ..لانك شعرت بالتعذيب والعنصريه معهم..تشعر كيف تبدأ الثوره وكيف يبدأ محاربه الظلم والتعسف

لتجد في النهايه نفسك امام نهايه كتاب كما قلت في البدايه كنت تعتقد انه يحتاج الي ثلاثيه كامله لتنهي مابدأت به الاحداث
نهايه ليس فقط للاحداث بل وانهاء رائع لكل شخصيه رايتها وتعايشت معها في الكتاب منذ اول صفحات الجزء الاول وحتي النهايه
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الروايه محكمه ادبيا جدا من وجهه نظري..رسالتها ورموزها الروحيه كالايمان والعقيده والدين تظهر هنا بتجلي وفي نفس الوقت بدون اي شكل مباشر يجعلك تنفر من الروايه او تشعر انك "اتخدعت"مثلا فيها

فالحب الذي يقهر اي انواع السحر هو امر عرفناه منذ اول مواجهه بين فولدمورت و هاري بوتر للحصول علي حجر الفيلسوف في السنه الاولي

السحر لا يعيد الموتي كما نتمني , -بل وهنا تشير ايضا المؤلفه بذكاء كيف ان السحر لا يجلب لك الطعام من لا شئ-

القوه والبحث عنها حتي وان كان للخير الاعظم لم يكن من الحكمه ابدا..دمبلدور كان خير مثال لذلك

وعاما قالت جي كي رولينج وقت انتهائها من الروايه انها شعرت انها افضل خاتمه لقصه هاري بوتر...وقد صدقت تماما في ذلك
كل اسئلتنا عن السحر, وتجاوزاته التي في خيالنا, الشخصيات و حقيقتها ودوافعها واسرارها وكل ماهو عنها

حتي الاسئله التي ربما ظننا ان ليس لها اجابه او اننا اكتفينا بما نعرفه مثلا "لماذا هناك تابو عند نطق اسم فولدمورت, او ماهو سر النزال بين دمبلدور و جريندلوالد الذي كان مكتوب في كارت الشيكولاته في الجزء الاول
كراهيه بيتونيا خاله هاري للسحر..معرفتها بالديمينتورز و سر ان تشابهه عيني هاري بعيني امه كانت احد اسباب حمايته من جانب...ولكن مش حابب احرق اكتر من كده في الاسئله اللي بتجيب عليها الاحداث المثيره للجزء الاخير

الشخصيات
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هل من السهوله ان تقتنع ان بطل قصه يسير الي هلاكه..موته ..حتي وان كان يعلم انه حتميا بكل ثقه وهو يشعر انه يفعل الواجب عليه؟

من اصعب حبكات الدراما والتي دائما ما يقع فيها الادباء عندما يقدم البطل نفسه للموت..دائما ما يكون الامر سطحيا ويبتعد كثيرا عن الواقع
الا ان الامر ليس هكذا ابدا في هذه الحاله..في هذه الروايه العبقريه

ان المؤلفه اختارت للجزء الاخير تيمه الموت..وهذا ما كان واضح ايضا من كل الرموز التي قدمتها حتي الدينيه منها والتي لاول مره تفصح عن توجهاتها الدينيه.


هاري ما زال هاري..مازال يتعلم من اخطائه..مازال كما وصفه دمبلدور في الفصل قبل الاخير
Hot Head راسه حامي
لم يكن ملاك باي حال من الاحوال..ولكنه كان بشريا

كل الشخصيات في الروايه كانت تستكمل دورها بكل سلاسه لم يكن هناك تجاوزات او اشياء غير متوقعه ..ربما كانت خفيه لنا بذكاء وحنكه ..وأؤكد انه اذا تم اعاده قراءه الاجزاء كلها مره اخري ستكتشف ان ليس بالامر اي خدعه..كل مافي الامر هو ان المؤلفه نجحت بعبقريه شديه اخفاء ما تريد من الشخصيات لاظهارها في وقت لاحق

كذلك بالنسبه للدوافع التي تختلف بحسب المواقف التي تقع فيها الشخصيات , مثلا عائله مالفوي ودوافعها, دافع هاري عند عودته لهوجوارتس والذي لم يكن من اجل المحاربه في ذلك الوقت.

لا اعتقد - من وجهه نظري- ان المؤلفه افسدت روح شخصيه او خيبت املنا في اي حدث من احداث الروايه


النهايه
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لن يكون هناك نهايه لما اريد ان اقوله حول سلسله هاري بوتر..اعتقد اني يجب ان اعيد كتابه الريفيوهات من الجزء الاول حتي استطيع كتابه كل ماتستحقه السلسله

هي سلسله انصح اي من لم يقراها او استكفي بمشاهده الفيلم البدء فيها , فهي ستغير مفهومك عن الروايات..لن تجد مثل ذلك الخيال الواقعي,الشخصيات التي تنبض عبر الصفحات, الاحداث الشيقه التي تدخلك فيها دخول هاري بوتر لمذكرات توم ريدل في الجزء الثاني :)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0MSwa...
>> آلان ريكمان،، وداعا<<

ولأن كثيرين كتبوا ويكتبون عن هذه السلسة المدهشة
سيكون الريفيو مكرس لتلك العلاقة المهمشة‏
التي ربما لم ينتبه إليها كثير من القراء لانشغالهم في أحداث متتابعة ‏التشويق

هذا الريفيو إهداء لروح سنايب و ليلي...


وهذا الحب الذي ظل يتألق بهالة من نور فضي كظبية هاربة من ‏آهات عصاة سحرية ظلت وحيدة للأبد


كنت أبكي كمن فقد عزيزا وأنا أرى حشرجات سنايب الأخيرة ‏تتنفس ذكريات حبه المكتوم في صدره لسنوات طويلة طويلة

كنت أنشج بحرقة على هذا الرجل الذي أبى إلا أن يقتله كبرياؤه و ‏يحرقه ذنبه الأكبر
أنه كان بطريقة ما سببا في موت أعز مخلوقة على روحه

ليلي وسنايب طفلين يتكشفان أعاجيب السحر لأول مرة
ليلي وسنايب فتاة كثمرة متوهجة وفتى نحيل منطوي واقع بيأس ‏في غرامه
ليلي وسنايب في هووجوارتس تفرقهما الأقدار كلٌ في بيت

ليلي وسنايب لآخر مرة حينما تتبدى عليه إمارات اتجاهه إلى ‏الطريق الآخر وانضمامه إلى فرق الظلام‏
ظلام وسواد وكراهية

ليلي تقع في حب جايمس الطيب لكن المتعجرف
الوسيم و(الفهلوي) وأشهر لاعب في الفرقة الرياضية السحرية
وجايمس يكره سنايب
لا لشيء سوى نحالته ومظهره الغير مهندم وغرابة أطواره
وجايمس يسخر منه ويجعل منه أضحوكة أمام المدرسة كلها

وليلي تترك سنايب
وليلي تحب جايمس
وسنايب يتقوقع أكثر على ذاته
ويحمل حبه داميا في قلبه
ويتجه بكل قواه إلى الطريق المعاكس

وتكون النتيجة قتل جايمس وليلي
ليبقى هاري
طفلهما
يشبه جايمس كثيرا
ول��نه له عينا ليلي
ولذا سيحميه
حتى إن قُتل في سبيل ذلك سيحميه
حتى إن كرهه الجميع وأولهم هاري نفسه سيحميه


بقى سنايب الحامي والمدافع ‏
ولكن في السر
في الظلام كما عاش
وكما أحب
وكما تعذب
وحده
دائما وحده
أو بالأحرى دائما معها

هي من ليست معه
هي من لم تره
وهي من لم تشعر به وهو يحتضنها للمرة الأولى جسدا هامدا بلا ‏روح

ظل سنايب يدافع عن هاري
ويتقبل لعنات الجميع
وكراهيتم

ظل يعمل من وراء الستار
حتى سقط وتهاوى
لتكون دموعه الأخيرة مصدر معرفة هاري ومعرفتنا نحن أيضا

مصدر كشفنا لقصة العشق ابائسة تلك

مات سنايب وماتت ليلي
وبقى هاري ليتذكر الإثنين
وليسمي أبناؤه الثلاثة ليلي وجايمس وسنايب
"سيفيروس"
لتكتمل الدائرة مجددا
ولك��ها هذه المرة بلا حزن ولا كراهية ولا سخرية
إنها تكتمل حبا كان أولى به أن يظهر من زمن طويل
طويل جدا


وفي النهاية
ستظل سلسلة هاري بوتر محفورة في تاريخ الأدب كأليس لويس ‏كارول وخرافات أندرسن الساحرة

فما فعلته رولينج في روايتها العظيمة الحجم والمتعة يستحق ذلك ‏بلا جدال
حتى وإن شاب ذلك مسحة تجارية
لن تؤثر على كل هذه العظمة
الأفلام ستموت
والورق سيبقى
دائما ما يبقى
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2,478 reviews29.7k followers
November 23, 2018
happy thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today! we all have so much to be thankful for! this year (and every year), i am immensely thankful for books; but in particular, this series.

i know im not original when i say the harry potter books are what made me fall in love with reading. but they gave me a childhood far more magical and imaginative than i could have ever asked for. they opened my eyes to a world beyond the one in which i lived. the series taught me the value of empathy, that courage comes in many different forms, the importance of having and being a true friend, that love is the greatest power above all, and most importantly, it taught me to believe in magic. i would not be who i am today without these books and i love that stories have the power to do that, to change lives for the better.

i owe so much to this series, which became such a massive part of my life. and for that, i will be forever thankful. <3

5 stars
Profile Image for Chelsea *Slowly Catching Up* Humphrey.
1,387 reviews77.2k followers
November 17, 2018
It is finished.

I’m thrilled to say that I managed to follow through with at least one book related commitment this year, and that was to read the entire Harry Potter series for the first time. It’s tough to pick a favorite from the group, but the Deathly Hallows is a worthy contender for that coveted first spot. As the dark tension that began growing at the finish of the Goblet of Fire has come full circle, I felt this was the perfect finale to a (rightfully) highly acclaimed series. I’m so happy to have finally experienced first hand this beloved story arc that so many readers hold dear to their heart. I’m already trying to figure out when I can reread them. 😭 Now, on to our annual Christmas time watching of the films while we wrap presents! 😍

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Gulp. This was my PIFM choice for the month of November in the A Good Thriller group here on Goodreads. I can't believe its finally time for my first read through of the Harry Potter books to come to an end, but I'm also dying to read this one and see how it compares to the film.
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932 reviews698 followers
July 24, 2021
Though this is the least magical Harry Potter book, the weakest, the least whimsical, the least logical, it remains that I do consider it a 5 star book.

Keeping the differences in Lord Thingy and Harry Potter in mind, the finale, symbolically played out in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, could not have been better conceived.

I was curious to see if I would cry again. I did. The Prince's Tale gets to me every time. The epilogue seems to belong to Cursed Child more than to Deathly Hallows, but J.K. Rowling is only human.
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709 reviews5,522 followers
February 19, 2016
First of all, It's awesome finding out that this book is Dedicated specially to you by the Queen herself -for me Joanna Rowling is the English Queen for Magic, just as there's a Queen for muggles- & it's Really yours personally..
If you Stuck With Harry Until The Very End.

I've been stuck with Harry myself for 10 years now..when I first read the Arabic edition of the 1st book on Sep.2003.. I felt how it's different than the movie,The characters more alive ,forcing you to feel that they're your friends, like you're already living with them in the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,it was like my other Home
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I finished the series in Arabic and start it in English 2 years ago,It was still fresh and as thrilling, emotional ,great as ever.

Here I'll try to stick to review that part of the series only ,till I write more about the experince of living The Harry Potter Saga
My Harry Potter Treasure
The Plot
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Remember before book 7 release how were we been feeling?
**Harry still got 4 Horcruxes to find -and even to know what it'll be- and even how to destroy it.
**And then Fight the 7th Part of the shuttered soul...Voldemort himself, his Death Eaters and the traitor Snape.
**How he can do all that without Dumbledore , Black and all of those he can't tell about his quest as Dumbledore ask him to not tell but to Ron and Hermione.

We all thought it will be difficult to fit it all in one last volume ,and to wrap up characters and events.
But the amazing plot of that book didn't only fit for that all. and also add a new element "The Deathly Hallows" and fit it perfectly into the full story..

I can't believe how that book fit everything we're all been asking about since the very early beginning ,and some of the facts that anyone wondered about like How the trace dedicate the underage magic, Why we can't just create food from thin air, or why there was a Taboo on saying "Voldemort"'s name..and so more.
It dive deeply into the past of important characters we thought we know enough , Dumbledore and Snape.

From the beginning you see a wrapping up for the characters,the places -like Private Drive- and the events.. you'll see a lines that connected to the very early of the series and book one..you'll be in a journey toward the ending without feeling disconnected from the whole previous events and characters.

There's no something you'll feel-if u pay enough attention - out of place ,out of the plot or out of the characters .

The Characters
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Was so glad that J.K.Rowling announce that there's no "new" character presented in the last books which was perfect since it's the end of the series and it's better to focus on our beloved characters and the ones we lived wit them for years.

The characters deals here with the "real responsibilities" that comes with the coming of age.
or the quest they asked for and they have to do for their good and greater good

There were no any "Exaggeration" or over acting, the characters go normally ,naturally and very real, The writer chose to describe even the smallest feelings they feel in some important situations like for example Harry's final visit to the Dark Forest, or the boredom of the days on the run from place to place.

And won't forget the wrapping up of Every character sometimes with surprises which is never out of character.
She was always have it all planned and well drawn
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The Message
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I have to admit at my second reading I find an extraordinary spiritual amazing message
It starts with the 2 quotations one is pagan, and one is from a Christian tradition.. one about the Death and one about Friends..
and it fit perfectly to the theme of the book,and the message of Love that can beat any other force.

I saw also a symbol in the Dumbledore's character and the whole Harry -Dumbledore's relation, complicated symbol of Faith, religion and religious people. in many ways that you have to look carefully to dedicate it.

ِِAnd look at the final fight between Harry and Voldemort ..I was like..My God you're the best writer EVER
“You’re right. But before you try to kill
me, I’d advise you to think about what you’ve done. . . . Think, and
try for some remorse, Riddle. . . .”

“What is this?”
Of all the things that Harry had said to him, beyond any revelation or taunt, nothing had shocked Voldemort like this. Harry
saw his pupils contract to thin slits, saw the skin around his eyes
whiten.
“It’s your one last chance,” said Harry, “it’s all you’ve got left. . . .
I’ve seen what you’ll be otherwise. . . . Be a man . . . try . . . Try for
some remorse. . . .”

It's not just normal fight between Good and Evil , It's amazing written novel.

Can't seriously describe all of what I want to say about this series Just one thing I can admit,
It's my wonderful journey, It's my friends, It's the books that made me- trying to be- a better person. It's where I meet my friends.. It's where I truly Laugh while reading/living the story..It's where I cry with characters and feel sorry for some.
It's magic..It's real magic cause It's words of Love


So glad to finish it at 2nd May, And so strange I didn't feel I'm going to miss the Harry Potter books although I finished it before in Arabic, and that was the ending of my experience with it in English, But deep inside me is sure I'll go back to Hogwarts again ,re-reading from one to seven soon ISA.

Before I finish I have to share this great man's word..Who really was the best transforming a paper character to a real life
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Thank you Joanna Rowling.

Mohammed Arabey
16 April 2013
2 May 2013 "Harry Potter International Day"**
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**On That Day 2nd May 1998 ,The Battle of Hogwarts and Lord Voldemort's downfall .
Happy 15th Anniversary..

14/01/16R.I.P Alan Rickman..one of the greatest talented actors ever,here's his last farewell for a character he made so real..

Oh God, And that's even Sadder...:(
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9,568 reviews55.5k followers
August 26, 2021
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7), J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a fantasy book written by British author J. K. Rowling, and the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series.

The book was released on 21 July 2007, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

The story follows Harry Potter who has been tasked by Dumbledore with finding and destroying Lord Voldemort's secret to immortality.

عنوانهای چاپ شده در ایران: «هری پاتر و یادگاران مرگ»؛ «هری پاتر و غارهای مرگبار»؛ «هری پاتر و یادگارهای مرگ»؛ «هری پاتر و قدسیان مرگبار»؛ «هری پاتر و قدیسان مرگبار»؛ «هری پاتر و قدیسین مرگبار»؛ نویسنده: جوان کتلین (جی.کی.) رولینگ؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه دسامبر سال 2007میلادی

عنوان: هری پاتر و یادگاران مرگ: مجموعه دو جلدی؛ نویسنده: جوان کتلین جی.کی رولینگ؛ مترجم: ویدا اسلامیه؛ تهران، تندیس، چاپ سوم تا هشتم سال 1386؛ در دو جلد؛ شابک 9789648944389؛ چاپ یازدهم 1388، دوازدهم 1389؛ چهاردهم 1392؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان بریتانیا - سده 21م

عنوان: هری پاتر و یادگاران مرگ: مجموعه دو جلدی؛ نویسنده: جوان کتلین جی.کی رولینگ؛ مترجم: ارمغان جزایری؛ تهران، پیکان، 1386؛ در دو جلد؛ شابک جلد یک: 9789643285647؛

عنوان: هری پاتر و غارهای مرگبار: مجموعه دو جلدی؛ نویسنده: جوان کتلین جی.کی رولینگ؛ مترجم: سکینه (مهری) خرازی؛ تهران، نیستان جم، سال1386؛ شابک 9647686363؛

عنوان: هری پاتر و یادگارهای مرگ: مجموعه دو جلدی؛ نویسنده: جوان کتلین جی.کی رولینگ؛ مترجم: سینا بهارستانی؛ تهران، منوچهری، 1386؛ در397ص؛

عنوان: هری پاتر و قدسیان مرگبار: مجموعه دو جلدی؛ نویسنده: جوان کتلین جی.کی رولینگ؛ مترجم: محمد نوراللهی؛ تهران، بهنام، 1386، در دو جلد؛ شابک 9789645668431؛

عنوان: هری پاتر و قدیسان مرگبار: نویسنده: جوان کتلین جی.کی رولینگ؛ مترجم: علی نیلی؛ بلومزبری، در 631ص؛ پی.دی.اف؛

عنوان: هری پاتر و قدیسین مرگبار: مجموعه دو جلدی؛ نویسنده: جوان کتلین جی.کی رولینگ؛ مترجم: غلامحسین اعرابی؛ تهران، پلیکان، 1386، در دو جلد؛ شابک 9648690421؛

مرگ چیست؟ جز گذر از جهان با یاران در دل دریا، زنده به امید هم؛ دست یازیدن به سوی آنان رواست، که، لبریزند از عشق؛ یکدل و یکرنگ هستند، همزبان و همراه؛ این است صفای یاران، که گر تو گویی بمیر، دست یاری و الفت پابرجاست؛ آنها چه جاودانه اند؛ ویلیام پن - ثمرات تنهایی

هشدار: اگر کتاب را هنوز نخوانده اید؛ از خوانش ادامه ی ریویو پرهیز کنید

داستان از خانه «لوسیوس مالفوی» آغاز می‌شود؛ جایی که «لرد ولدمورت» و مرگ‌خواران، نقشه به قتل رساندن «هری پاتر» را به دلیل بی‌اثر شدن جادوی باستانی مادرش، در هفدهمین سالروز تولدش را می‌کشند؛ در همین حال «هری» به همراه «رون» و «هرمیون (هرماینی)»، به دنبال جان‌پیچ‌های «ولدمورت» (گنجینه‌ هایی که «ولدمورت» تکه‌ هایی از روح خود را، در آن‌ها، برای رسیدن به جاودانگی بگذاشته‌ است)؛ ماجراهایی را دنبال می‌کنند، که به کشته شدن بشماری از شخصیت‌های اصلی داستان می‌انجامد، و در اینراه «هری»، به راز وسیله‌ های مرگباری که صاحبش را به قدرت ارباب مرگ بودن می‌رساند، پی می‌برد، که آن‌ها از سه چیز تشکیل شده‌ اند: «ابرچوبدستی» که به نام‌های چوب مرگ و چوبدستی سرنوشت نیز معروف است (یک چوبدستی از چوب درخت اقطی-یاس کبود- که آخرین صاحبش «دامبلدور» بوده‌ است)؛ «سنگ زندگی مجدد» (سنگ انگشتر پدربزرگ «ولدمورت» که توسط «دامبلدور» در کتاب ششم، جان‌پیچ درون آن نابود شد)؛ «شنل نامرئی اصلی» (شنلی که از پدر «هری» به او ارث رسیده‌ است)؛

در این کتاب درباره ی بگذشته های «دامبلدور» به این راستی پی می‌بریم، که «پرسیوال»، پدر «دامبلدور»، جنون مشنگ‌ آزاری نداشته، و در «آزکابان» (زندان جادوگرها) مرده‌ است؛ همچنین مشخص می‌شود «اسنیپ» شخصیت منفوری نیست، بلکه در واقع طرفدار «دامبلدور» بوده، که خود را در میان طرفداران «لرد سیاه»، جا زده بود، تا محفل «ققنوس» را از نقشه‌ های آنها باخبر کنند؛ «اسنیپ» به دست «لرد ولدمورت»، برای بدست آوردن مالکیت ابرچوبدستی، کشته می‌شود، و به هنگام مرگ، یادمانهای خود را به «هری» واگذار می‌کند، و در اینجاست که «هری» می‌فهمد «اسنیپ» علاوه بر اینکه همواره همسو با او بوده، مادر «هری» را هم از ته دل دوست میداشته، و در واقع عاشقش بوده‌ است، و به علت عشق به مادر «هری»، سپر مدافع او نیز، همچون سپر مدافع مادر «هری»، یک گوزن ماده بوده‌ است؛ جز از «اسنیپ» بسیاری هم در این قسمت کشته می‌شوند، از جمله «هدویگ» جغد «هری»، «الستور مودی»، «دابی» جن خانگی، «فرد ویزلی»، «ریموس لوپین»، «نیمفادورا تانکس»، و ...؛ فصل آخر به رودررویی «هری» و دشمن اصلیش، «لرد ولدمورت»، می‌پردازد

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377 reviews399 followers
June 29, 2022
5 Golden Stars

End of an Epic journey,
7 books full of magic & fun & friendship.
7 books of constant thrills
7 precious gems

It's the last station.
We're in the Endgame now.

You can find whole HP series review in full detail Here

I loved the second half of this book wholeheartedly! it was thrilling & wonderful! how they were enlightened by the information. how they solved the mystery! how they reacted, planned & how it ended. it was EPIC!
the first half was mysterious too. I liked that.
but the newspaper articles about the backstory was boring. & the part before the main story begins, & the camping-no-clues part, without anything interesting (or useful) happens were slow.


This is the most emotional book in HP series; from the beginning. maybe the most crying book of my whole life:
I cried at first, 25%, in the middle, later in the middle, in 75% & many times toward the end:
sobbing & curling in the corner. (I am even crying now as I'm just typing these.)

always crying; at all the readings.
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also Stephen Fry narrating was amazing; made me cry even more & also at the last 40%.
All his emotions not just in quotes, but in Harry's thoughts, memories & feelings, all their tones, all parts their voices broke, shattered or trembled, now very very tangible & more realistic. (better than my imagination; also Harry's voice is exactly the voice I always heard in my head reading the books.)
I love this book!
I think in my 7th read, I cried even more over my most crying book.
(I mean, I cried all over the 'forest again' chapter & the last sentences made me completely burst into tears.)


don't worry, it has fun times too.


the ending was brilliant! mysteries solved! (& I'm mad about changing it in the movie!)
epic battle!

Romione & then Harry's reaction was priceless!

and the Flaw in the Plan....
One of my favourite chapters in the whole HP! I love the last battle. I love the way Harry explained it. (confident! courageous! sassy! taunting!) the clues even I, as a reader, might have missed. (at least in the first read I did. that's the whole point of a story being a legend, you don't see the clues wrapping up in the story until it's explained & next times you re-read it, you'll see them.)
I can read those last 3 chapters over & over again.
so exciting! so epic! so brilliant! (& they CHANGED that in the movies! How DARE they!?)

I was at the edge of my seat for the last 30%. all of it. in most of my readings. so thrilling! never gets old!

Harry is smart & brave.
& I love the epilogue. fun & great.

2021 May: now I can say I read the whole HP series 10 times, yay! until next time!

& at my first read, I was afraid about how the story would be ended (because Harry is my favourite character) & this was my first series (no experience, no reader prediction ability, etc, etc.



"Of course it is happening inside your head, Reader, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
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World building: ★★★★★/5
Characters: ★★★★★/5
/ Characters development: ★★★★★/5
Written style: ★★★★★/5
/ feelz: ★★★★★/5
plot: ★★★★/5
General idea: ★★★★★/5
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my edit of my feelings about this epic story with Queen's quote:
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972 reviews1,284 followers
September 20, 2018
This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription


“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

🌟 I just decided not to write a review, because you either have read the books or you didn’t and in that case I can’t write a review without spoiling much. Instead I am going to pay tribute to the characters (I established that the series has the best characters ever) with GIFS!!!

🌟 Hermione: I think without Hermione they would not have been able to accomplish anything!

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🌟 Molly Weasley:

“Not my daughter, you bitch!”

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🌟 Professor McGonagall

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🌟 Dumbeldore

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🌟 Fred and George

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🌟 Voldemort

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“The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”
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417 reviews1,243 followers
September 29, 2015
(So I never did a review of this and am deciding to add one now.)

I'm a Millennial, and like most Millennials, I grew up with Harry Potter. Not just the books, but we kinda aged with him (or thereabouts). It's a coming of age story for our whole generation, whether or not we received our Hogwarts letters.

And we were there together. We were at midnight release parties and movie theaters, lined up and excited to share in the adventure. I can't think of the number of people who I've bonded with over these stories--people who I wouldn't have thought to have much in common with in the first place. We came from all different backgrounds, much like the 4 houses, and joined in the Battle of Hogwarts.


We mourned the deaths of beloved characters.




And cheered on the sheer wit and bravery of others.




We debated what Harry should have done with the Elder Wand.


But we never let go of this world. We continue to relive these memories through fan fiction, arts and crafts, music, food and drink, and theme parks.



Being that it came out nearly a decade ago, I think it holds up pretty well.
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146 reviews252 followers
December 17, 2017
I always wonder how the characters are doing after a series ends🤔
Profile Image for Nilufer Ozmekik.
2,067 reviews38.1k followers
March 27, 2022
After watching 20th anniversary of my all time best fantasy series( feeling sorry for both Roberts and Watson), I chose the last book to return back to the universe for saying see you soon to my favorite characters.

Even though the book is slow burn, I didn’t mind as long as I already know where it goes. It might be my fourth time read and I’m so sure it won’t be last!

So many people may think why we connect with HP books so deeply? My answer is it awakens different feelings that change at each people. For me: it brings out so many complex feelings: an emotional trip in memory lane that reminds of my excitement at each time I start a new book of the series. Hope, sadness, fear always blended. Seeing my favorite characters’ growing up, making mistakes, choosing their paths and evolving are the best things I’ve witnessed!

The entire final book focuses on Harry’s teaming up with his friends- more like family- Ron and Hermione to finish the task Dumbledore gave them.

The ending of the book gives us the epic final that has been promised from the beginning. Its big screen adaptation truly reflected the terror, emotional breakdowns, excitement of the conclusion even though making two additional movies from one book was not the best idea!

Prisoner of Azkaban is gonna be my favorite book of the series( the author’s significant walk to the dark side and Harry’s big discovery about his godfather) but it was still great to have fourth tango with the final book of the series!

I think it’s time for me head out Universal Studios to visit Hogswart and have a thrill ride for showing my tribute to this strongest installment of the century!

Let’s see my favorite quotes;
“It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers." —Remus Lupin

“No, Harry, you listen,' said Hermione. 'We're coming with you. That was decided months ago — years, really.'"

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it." ― Albus Dumbledore

“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well." — Albus Dumbledore

"All was well."
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3,368 reviews9,438 followers
May 4, 2018
I remember when the hardback came out. Wal-Mart was having a big to do at midnight but I worked 3rd shift at the post office at that time. I stopped by after work around 7 ish am and there were a few copies left. I was so excited and I ended up not getting much sleep and was tired that night at work because I couldn't put the book down.

And I cried and cried. I still do. Some of these books do that to me no matter how many times I read the books.

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐾🐺
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1,099 reviews44.1k followers
May 7, 2018
Here are three reasons why this book is dynamite:

1. This series never lost any momentum and here it ended spectacularly in such a dramatic final confrontation.

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2. Rowling shows us that even the nastiest of people deserve a degree of sympathy. Draco’s story was more complex than we realised. He was never the person he secretly wanted to be: a good man.

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3.This scene was written superbly, the saddest moment of the series for me.

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1,088 reviews6,591 followers
July 3, 2019
1.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★★★★
2.) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ★★★★★
3.) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ★★★★★
4.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ★★★★★
5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ★★★★★
6.) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince ★★★★★
7) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ★★★★★
8.) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ★★

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2017 - I DID IT! I finished rereading the HP series with less than 3 hours left in the year WOOP


2016 - This is the fourth time I read this particular book and this time I listened to the audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry and IT WAS AMAZING <3

Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes
- 38. A book about an anti-hero (I kind of cheated - it only features an anti-hero)
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1,005 reviews1,050 followers
August 17, 2017
***** CONTAINS SPOILERS SO MAYBE DON'T READ THIS WHEN YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK YET. :) *****

“The true master of death does not seek to run away from death. He accepts that he must die and understands that there are far worse things in the living world than dying.” -Albus Dumbledore

To you, yes you, reader of this review , should you decide to read this review from beginning up to the very end, I offer you my deep thanks for your resilience, bravery and loyalty for this may be one of the longest reviews you’ll ever read on Goodreads. You still have time to back out though, so don’t tell me you haven’t been warned.^^

To J.K. Rowling, there is no argument about your brilliance. You are a certified genius, a person with superhuman writing ability and imagination and I can’t praise you enough for writing these books that have forever changed my life. But you’re still human and surely you’ve recognized your flaws. One of which is your penchant for killing your characters. You can’t blame me for thinking that one of the reasons you created so many great and memorable characters is for you to be able to kill as many of them as you want to. I accept though with the heaviest heart that certain characters needed to die, needed to sacrifice their lives for the greater good but I find no good reason for the death of . Why? Why kill him? Haven’t you killed enough already? Why did he even have to die?! Why not Percy instead? (kidding). I honestly think no Weasley should have died for obvious reasons I don’t think I still have to enumerate. Also, I honestly believe the last book lacks at least 200 more pages. Why jump to 19 years later epilogue right after the devastating war? Don’t the rest of the other characters deserve a few pages about them? A simple tribute perhaps to all their sacrifice and pain and loss? I have gone so far, have read hundreds and hundreds of pages from book one only to be spared of better resolutions before an epilogue. Also, don’t you think deserved a better, more respectful way to die? And whatever happened to body? So you see, even though I admire you with 99.72 percent of my heart, .28 percent percent is resenting your choices. But thank you. Now my heart is tougher and braver. Characters in the next books I read could all die and I probably wouldn’t shed a tear. I just wish I read your books before Allegiant and Mockingjay. I probably would have considered those happy endings.

To Harry Potter , I will never forget your brave and pure heart. You showed me that heroes can be an average boy with no special superpowers except courage, trustworthy instincts and strength of will, oh and of course, a bunch of awesome wizards and witches supporting and protecting him the best way they can.

To Hermione Granger , you are the most kick-ass heroine I’ve ever met without needing to actually kick ass. You only needed your intellect, level headedness and kind heart and like Ron said, without you and your beaded bag, he and Harry would not have survived a day during your quest.

To Ron Weasley , you probably are the biggest idiot in the story but you showed the best of you in times you are needed the most. I admire your loyalty, sarcasm and free spirit and there is no better man for Hermione than you.

To Fred and George , when in tears, I could always count on you guys for a good laugh. It's no fun without you.

To Hagrid (and Graupy) , *hugs* I’ll never forget your gallons of tears and rock cakes! Thank you for your loyalty, friendship and bravery. You will be remembered for generations.

To Professor Snape, you are indeed the bravest of them all. Your sacrifice is utterly selfless and certainly the biggest of all. Your memories Harry and I saw in Dumbledore’s Pensieve ripped my heart to pieces and I spent days and nights crying for you. You're a true hero and you deserve a monument. Maybe I'll name my son after you. *wails*

To Professor Dumbledore , you are the true epitome of sacrifice, love and humility. You find something good in every person and you never fail to offer kindness even to those others deem undeserving.

To Dumbledore’s Army led by Neville, Luna, Ginny, , you guys are awesome!

To the Order of the Phoenix, you were amazing especially you Mrs. Weasley! I’m so sorry for your losses but thank you, thank you so much.

To the Hogwarts Professors led by Prof. Mc Gonagall , you did an amazing job holding off Voldy! You were all brilliant!

To the Malfoys, uh I don’t know. How about I just stick my tongue out at the lot of you!

To Dobby, *wails* I can’t…just thank you so much. You’re the most loyal elf. The bravest free elf I know.

To Kreacher, you poor thing. I had no idea what you had to go through and what made you the way you are. In the end, thank you for your bravery and for leading the elves to the battle.

To the Death Eaters and Snatchers led by Bellatrix and Greyback , I have two words for
you. “AVADA KEDAVRA!”

To Umbridge, off to Azkaban, you go!

To Voldemort , that’s right, I dare! I am completely with Harry, You don’t learn from your mistakes, Riddle, do you?

To the rest of the fallen, , like Neville said, your death was not in vain. Thank you! *wails*

To the movie makers and actors , thank you for bringing to life the characters we love. We will always look up to you people. Don't you dare disappoint us!^^

To my Goodreads friends who bullied me into reading Harry Potter, thank you for destroying my life! I was doing perfectly fine without these books. You wrecked me pretty bad especially when I was reading the last book. I felt like hundreds of Dementors were surrounding me while reading it that I had to constantly cast a Patronus Charm while reading. It was really exhausting. My Patronus is a baby elephant, btw! Oh and I'm House Gryffindor, hurray! I'm afraid, I'm becoming worse than Luna Lovegood.

To Jia and Kyra , HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my young, smart and beautiful friends (March 06 is their actual birthday). You are both gifted for having such passion for reading at such young ages. Savor that gift and seize your most special day! <3
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238 reviews27.8k followers
August 25, 2018
3rd: August 2018 (audiobook)
Listening to this on audiobook was a dream come true. It was like watching a 100% faithful adaptation of the book. Perfection 😭💕

I LOVED my re-read of the series via the Stephen Fry audiobooks. It was magical. ✨

2nd read: Feb-April 2018
I. Am. Dead. I already want to re-read the series again 😭
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