Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Review)
reviews / November 18, 2010

I feel like I keep saying this every time I read the next book in the series, but I liked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows even more than the previous ones!

I’m going to keep it short and sweet, though, because otherwise it will give too much away for anyone who (like me until recently) hasn’t read the series.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Review)
reviews / November 14, 2010

I know that I’ve said this for a few volumes now, but the Harry Potter series is really much darker and more mature by this point.

Not only are there yet more injuries and deaths (of unknown, minor, and major characters), but there’s a real sense throughout The Half-Blood Prince of darker forces and personalities than Rowling has written about before.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Review)
reviews / November 11, 2010

So far, this has been my least favourite of the books in the series.

It all comes down to this: I spent most of my reading time being annoyed with one character or another, to the umpteenth degree. Not the kind of annoyed that I’d been when, say, the Dursleys were locking Harry in the cupboard, or when Malfoy was getting away with doing horrible things to other students. No … this was the kind of irritation that almost made me want to throw the book across the room.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Review)
reviews / October 25, 2010

I think that this is my favourite book of the series so far.

For starters, it’s the longest so far. I originally thought the length would be a bit daunting, but it turned out to be really fun because it allowed for a more complex storyline. This was also the first volume in the series so far that really went into detail about some of the other characters – particularly ones that we hadn’t met before, like the ones from the other wizarding schools – and into more of the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Review)
reviews / September 24, 2010

I’m really starting to get into this series! (And still totally surprised at how much I’m enjoying it, given how hard I tried to avoid it when it was popular.)

The Prisoner of Azkaban was more interesting for me than The Chamber of Secrets was – I think because there was more going on, and more character development and detail.