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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(Harry Potter #4)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  2,594,617 ratings  ·  46,581 reviews
It is the summer holidays, and one night Harry Potter wakes up with his scar burning. He has had a strange dream, one that he can't help worrying about...until a timely invitation from Ron Weasley arrives: to nothing less than the Quidditch World Cup!

Soon Harry is reunited with Ron and Hermione and gasping at the thrills of an international Quidditch match. But then someth
Hardcover, 636 pages
Published July 8th 2000 by Raincoast Books
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Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't mind me, just crying my eyes out.

This was WAY better than I remember it being, and I remember it being pretty darn good. J.K. Rowling is a writing goddess and I can't believe how much foresight and planning went into this series. She already hints at the horcruxes and many other things in this book that don't show up until much later. Definitely one of my favorites in the series (but I say that about all of them)!
Sasha Alsberg
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Um. Wow. Yeah. That was freaking FANTASTIC!!!! Probably my favorite so far, just wow oh my gosh......WHAT EVEN!! I feel empowered and sad at the same time (sad know). 5/5 stars of course!
This series has taken a damn TURN!

Watch my video review here:
(A) 86% | Extraordinary
Notes: A tone transfiguration, it's so the boy-girl drama, bright to start, but breaks your heart, and ends in tears and trauma.
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
One of my favorites in the series.

The ending always gets to me and breaks my heart.
(A) 86% | Extraordinary
Notes: After a steady build, the series hits its stride. Deep and layered, it goes down smooth, never seeming overly complex.
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
*To read more reviews by me visit Views & Reviews *

I seriously have no idea why I still review these books when I have nothing new to say. I mean... J.K. Rowling is perfect. This series is perfect. And I dream day & night of going to Hogwarts. So what I'm going to do is, I'm going to show you how I felt about this book:

When I started the book:




During the book:




At the end:






Umm.. Mam Rowling..



All in all



Sorry for the lame review, readers. I just really don't know what to say..
Chelsea Humphrey
There is an incredibly somber mood that descends on me every time I finish this book in the series, and reading it with the illustrations did nothing to change that. I felt the drawings were impeccable, and I loved how some of the characters were reimagined to look a different way than portrayed in the movies, my favorite being Mad Eye Moody. Now, the long wait for the remainder of the illustrated editions. :(
4th read: October 2019 - April 2020 (Physical & Stephen Fry audiobook)
read for the 24 hour harry potter readathon

3rd read: June 2018 (Stephen Fry audiobook)

2nd read: June - July 2017
SOOO many good scenes they should have included in the movie! Like (view spoiler) AHHHH I wish they could have made a 10 hour movie to include everything lol.
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Here's some pics from the new Illustrated Edition!

I have no idea why this didn't show as being read but who cares. It's Harry Potter and I can reread and listen to them forever!!

Mel 🖤🐾🐺
This was the beginning of my addiction to POTter. I had previously experimented with and enjoyed POTter on 3 different occasions, but could easily have walked away and never touched the stuff again. Then, under some pressure from some POTterHEAD peers of mine, I tried the newest blend called the Goblet...and everything changed. As the warm, easy, potato chip prose crossed my blood-brain barrier, euphoria ensued. My inner child was smitten.

I...was...hooked and I...was...happy.

Ignore the so-call
“Differences of habit, language and gender are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
- Not J.K. Rowling, I'm afraid.

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 reac
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

So this quote kind of sums up what “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” was really about and I think it was cleverly done. ;-) As always there’s so much to talk about and I decided to continue with another of my “My thoughts about this book” reviews. For HP this seems to be the best solution because otherwise I’d end up writing 5.000 words essays and we all know that 1.) Goodreads won’t let
Miranda Reads
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

We can look at this one of two ways, either I'm a bit late to do a Christmas Book Haul video or I'm hella early for next year.

(Click the link to see what other books arrived via the polar express).
Written Review to come.

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Another fabulous reading a la Jim Dale. Loved it!!

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Nilufer Ozmekik
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know what you think: Don’t I have anything to do instead of rereading 750 paged long book on my weekend. Of course I am: I could try to cook breads, cakes, muffins or any other carbs involved project and share at my social media account to risk myself turn into Thor’s big bellied image at last Avengers movie for consuming them incessantly like my most friends do till the quarantine ends (it will end eventually, right?) Wait a minute, I cannot do that! I can only pose with burned or overcooked ...more
Luca Ambrosino
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
English (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) / Italiano

«The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it “the Riddle House”, even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there»
Maybe this time I was out of line with the bedtime reading to my daughter, not so much for the size of the book, but for its darker content compared to the previous ones. Towards the end of this fourth book in the Harry Potter series, my little girl had difficulty falling asleep. I had to defuse t
Adam Silvera
Reread done for #AdamRereadsHP! GOBLET OF FIRE is definitely work and I could've done for a lot of cutting. One of the things I admire most about this series is the way J.K. Rowling can speed through a year in under 300 pages. And GOBLET is twice that length and it didn't always feel justified. I shouldn't complain because more time in this world is MORE TIME IN THIS WORLD, and it's all very realized, but the pacing still felt off. (I really, really could've done without the Quidditch World Cup. ...more
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
It might take me 2 more years to finally make it through this series, but's called savoring, people lol...

Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
Complete 5 Golden Stars

one of my favourites

all the thrills, mysteries, the competition, more lovely characters.

first time I read this book, I was awestruck, like "WHY THIS BOOK IS OVER!? give me more!" & then there was no book 5, you see the pain? after the biggest plot twists of the series (which I was looking forward to it so much) I had to wait.

the villain's chapter was the best villain-ish/ not-Harry-related POV in the whole series; intriguing & spooky.
the writing style fun, rich
Best one so far!

"Remember, if the time should come
when you have to make a choice
between what is right and what is easy,
remember what happened to the boy
who was good, was kind, and brave,
because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.

Remember Cedric Diggory."

Sean Barrs
I remember the first time I read this……

I’d just started a real crappy job that I came to hate. I’d dropped out of university after my first year because my degree in psychology was a terrible choice, I seemed to be making more enemies than friends through life, but none of that mattered because I was reading a great series of books. I had something to look forward to every day when I really needed it.

The point is books are escapism and fantasy books particularly so. As I got my shit together, t
4.5 stars

I really don't think I need to tell y'all that I loved this because I've been raving about this series since the moment I started it back in January but for the sake of clarity - I love this.

I believe everyone (even people that have no attachment to it at all) has a Harry Potter story under their belt. Whether it be the story of their first time reading it or the time they convinced everyone in their family to dress up as the Weasley's or when their Potterhead teacher made them play
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“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

The summer is dragging and Harry can't wait to join the Weasleys and Hermione at The Burrow and go with them to the International Quidditch Cup final.

It's Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This year will be different to the previous ones, for Hogwarts will be hosting the Triwizard Tournament, a competition which hasn't been hosted for a century. A contest involving two other international ma
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rereads, j-k-rowling
Here I am in March 2020. It is day eleven of isolation and no school or work for most of us. I have four kids all learning by phone conference call or online chat, all on slightly different schedules, and I am here utilizing my education degree in case anyone needs clarification on an assignment. I wish I did not have the opportunity to put my education degree to such hands on use. Under normal circumstances, I would be gearing up for another baseball season and preparing for Passover, the dual ...more
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is still my favorite!
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Re-read 1/24/19: Welp no one will be surprised to know that I sobbed my eyes out at the end of this one. I'm gonna go cry in a corner and eat the leftover Honeydukes chocolate I have in my fridge bc I am EMOTIONAL

Re-read 6/1/16: I'm feeling so many feelings right now. WHY DOES THIS SERIES HURT SO MUCH
Like I have already mentioned in my review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it is definitely noticeable that Rowling's writing style has improved massively compared to the first two books in the series. The amount of suspense and foreshadowing was incorporated very well and made the reading experience so much fun. I found myself constantly holding my breath towards the end, there were so many twists and turns! I have actually seen the movie version before, but I forgot much of it, so ...more
Wendy Darling
I'm apparently the crankiest person on earth, because this was my least favorite Potter book yet. (AZKABAN being my favorite!) It's mostly because:

1. There is too much tournamenting for my taste.
2. I hate the house elves. :O
3. The word "quietly" is egregiously overused. It loses its effectiveness because it appears so often.
4. There are moments when Harry and Ron behave like stereotypical stupid boys (I know, I know, they're 14...doesn't mean I can't be annoyed with them.)

The book gets an extra
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reread in December 2017 for #HarryXmasToYou

Forever sad about Winky not being in the movie and Rita Skeeter’s whole story not making it in either, because she’s so awful but JUSTICE IS SERVED

Reread in December 2015 for #HarryXmasToYou

Seriously so many things I forgot because it's so different from book to movie! It's so good still though. I loved Dobby in this book.

Reread in December 2014 for #HarryXmasToYou

Again, so great. Lots of things I forgot! Like Ludo Bagman as a character, the Weasley's c
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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 ch

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