Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows by J.K Rowling

Author: J.K Rowling
ISBN: 978-0-7475-9105-4
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury

'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.' With these words "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" draws to a close."

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book, but I was not one of the many that was at the shops at 12am to get it! LOL. I got mine at 8:30am Saturday morning.

Having read most of the other books (I just have Chamber of secrets to read, but have seen all the movies) I was so excited to read this book, I wanted to know: Was Snape really bad? Did Dumbledore really die? Was Harry going to die?

Well all was answered in this book, as I was half way through I was making lots of guesses and had guessed the correct answer about Harry, although at the time I wasn't sure? Hubby had cheated by looking up on the net the morning it came out; the plot of the book, and loved knowing that he knew and I didn't! LOL. Men really! doh!

Anyway, I can say that I totally enjoyed this book! I loved every minute of it. I never found a dull moment and found it was fast paced. It was easy to read and I love J.K Rowling!!!
I've seen some reviews slating the book, I'm wondering why? I guess some people really wanted the worst to happen in the book and evil to prevail!! Hmm?

I have loved the Harry potter books, J.K Rowling gave us Harry Potter Hermione & Ron, Dumbledore, Snape, Sirius, amongst other great characters.
This book I felt tied everything up nicely, as I read the book I once again fell in love with the characters. I felt like I was there with them, it was easy to visualize the surroundings and people and events that were taking place. There are some surprises in the book, people who die, events that take place etc.. I won't go on about that as I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read it yet. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I was laughing, I was totally drawn in and three quarters through the book I was in tears! I found the last quarter of the book very emotional.
I so felt for Harry in this book, I wanted to reach out to him.

I can't say there was anything in this book I didn't like. Because I loved all of it. I think J.K Rowling is an amazing writer, she has given children and adults the story of Harry Potter (which will be passed down for generations to come), and I can't wait to read her next project.



Clare said...

I can't wait to read this, after reading Rhinoa's review I just thought I just got to LOL only on book n2 so got loads to go!

Margo. said...

You'll be there in no time Clare. I hope you enjoy the series. ;)

Rhinoa said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did Margo. My husband is sat reading it at this very moment and I can't wait until he is done so we can talk about it. It will be really interesting to see what she writes next and if it will be as popular and enjoyable.

Margo. said...

I know Katie, I can't wait too. I wonder if she'll do a book filling in the past 19 years at all? It would be good to know what happened to everyone in that time.

Unknown said...

I can't tell you how much I loved this book. I read it twice. First when it came out and then a second time the beginning of this year when I decided to reread all of them. I swear I'm like a little kid! The older I get the younger I feel on the inside. LOL. This book made me laugh, cry, and sit on the edge of my seat. I was a nervous wreck. I love it when authors make you feel what the characters are going through and can just take you there!!! LOVE IT! Read them they are awesome books!