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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars 2016 Book #8: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Someone had already spoiled me ahead of time about the death at the end of this book, although I hadn’t known when it would happen. But it started to become obvious as the book went on, so I wasn’t too surprised by the end. This book fleshes out the back story of the series’ villain Voldemort and finally tries to make Draco Malfoy do something of consequence.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars 2016 Book #9: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The book starts off with a lot of action before settling into a phase where the three protagonists wander around a lot and sleep in tents and finally into a big showdown at Hogwarts with virtually every character in the series showing up for one big brawl.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a long book, roughly three times as long as the first Harry Potter book was. That wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t so painful to read. Harry here is like a completely different character compared to the previous books, he’s irritable and whiny and keeps worrying about how other people aren’t treating him well.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars The series started off a with rather straightforward stories that made obvious that JK Rowling was new to this business at the time, but Prisoner of Azkaban kicks off the world-building to a larger degree. Many elements of the world are expanded upon and added to and by now we get a better sense of the sort of wonders the world of Harry Potter represents.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had next to no Harry Potter knowledge before reading this book, save what I read in passing on the internets. Yup, I haven’t seen the movies either. Finished reading this in under 3 hours; I had been told ahead of time that it was a light read and that I can confirm. A welcome respite from the last book I read, this book has a straightforward plot, nothing too deep here, it’s very much meant for kids/young adults.