Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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 fo...

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Title:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author:J.K. Rowling
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ISBN:0545010225
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:784 pages

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Reviews

  • Suzanne
    Jul 02, 2007

    — 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

    , the seventh and final installment of the ridiculously popular Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowl

    — 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

    , 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

    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

    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,

    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

    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

    , 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.

  • Tara
    Mar 13, 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

    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 (P

    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

    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.

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Mar 17, 2010
  • Jason
    Oct 16, 2010

    This is just a pithy review on the

    series as a whole. It is not an in-depth analysis of the work in general, nor is it a review on any one particular installment.

    is a work of art. I got made fun of once when I was out to dinner with some friends, because while we were discussing these books I made the mistake of referring to them as “literature.” I felt like I had to defend that assertion because, although the definition of literature is pretty broad, it seems like it s

    This is just a pithy review on the

    series as a whole. It is not an in-depth analysis of the work in general, nor is it a review on any one particular installment.

    is a work of art. I got made fun of once¹ when I was out to dinner with some friends, because while we were discussing these books I made the mistake of referring to them as “literature.” I felt like I had to defend that assertion because, although the definition of literature is pretty broad, it seems like it should really only apply to works with some definable qualitative value or literary merit. In this case, my friends were wrong—Rowling explores themes and concepts in this series that I think are valuable to children and young adults who look to her characters for qualities they seek to emulate, and I believe her works will have lasting impact on this and future generations.

    I’ve heard it said before that everything you need to know you’ve learned in kindergarten. Well, that might be somewhat of an oversimplification, but I do think children or young adults who grow into this series, seeing Harry and his friends mature as they themselves mature, can glean some pretty important life lessons from it. They are impressionable human beings who are learning about themselves and are starting to make the choices that reflect the kinds of people they want to be.

    So what does

    teach them? Well, here is a bullet list of what it has taught

    . And if you’re good, I’ll think about turning this into a PowerPoint presentation. Or maybe not.

    Growing up is about figuring out who you are and coming to terms with your strengths and weaknesses, and it is about deciding how to utilize the strengths and mitigate the weaknesses in order to become a better person. It’s a lifelong struggle, but it starts early, and I think

    offers the tools to help achieve that. It can help young people find their way, and maybe

    an oversimplification for a seven-volume series of novels, but that’s what I got out of it, and that’s why I will recommend this to my kids as they start to become ready for some life lessons of their own.

    ¹This is misleading; I’ve been made fun of countless,

    times.

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Oct 27, 2012

    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..

    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

    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..

    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

    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.

    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..

    ِِAnd look at the final fight between Harry and Voldemort ..I was like..My God you're the best writer EVER

    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

    Thank you Joanna Rowling.

    Mohammed Arabey

    16 April 2013

    2 May 2013 "Harry Potter International Day"**

    **On That Day 2nd May 1998 ,The Battle of Hogwarts and Lord Voldemort's downfall .

    Happy 15th Anniversary..

    14/01/16

    ,here's his last farewell for a character he made so real..

    Oh God, And that's even Sadder...:(

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Nov 02, 2012

    هذا ريفيو عن 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

    وأنا لم اكن فقط ملاصقا مع هاري منذ سبتمبر 2002 منذ قرأت أول كتب السلسلة.. والتي كانت تجربة مختلفة تماما عن مشاهدة ا

    هذا ريفيو عن 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

    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

    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

    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

    وتبدأ الرحله الشاقه والرموز والحقائق والمفاجأت بعد استراحه قصيره في اول حفل زفاف سحره نحضره سويا مع الابطال..وبمعلومات بسيطه وادوات ابسط تركها دمبلدور في وصيته نبدأ في الرحله

    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

    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

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  • Darth J
    Apr 01, 2013

    (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

    the books, but we kinda aged

    (or thereabouts). It's a coming of age story for our whole generation, whether or not we received our Hogwarts letters.

    And we

    there together. We were at

    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

    (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

    the books, but we kinda aged

    (or thereabouts). It's a coming of age story for our whole generation, whether or not we received our Hogwarts letters.

    And we

    there together. We were at

    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

    .

    Being that it came out nearly a decade ago, I think it holds up pretty well.

  • Regan
    Apr 21, 2013

    Sigh... I just can't

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jan 20, 2014

    Wheeeeeere do I even start with this? WHERE. Every human and their bobcat has reviewed this book, but I'M GONNA ANYWAY BECAUSE MY THOUGHTS ARE IMPORTANT. (I am also a Slytherin, FYI.) I'm also really angry because I'm giving it 5-stars

    . But I've got complaints. But HECK. Life is short. Eat dessert first. Give books 5-stars. But I feel emotionally manipulated by this sneaky paperback, DARN YOU HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. MY LOVE FOR YOU IS COMPLICATED.

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    Wheeeeeere do I even start with this? WHERE. Every human and their bobcat has reviewed this book, but I'M GONNA ANYWAY BECAUSE MY THOUGHTS ARE IMPORTANT. (I am also a Slytherin, FYI.) I'm also really angry because I'm giving it 5-stars

    . But I've got complaints. But HECK. Life is short. Eat dessert first. Give books 5-stars. But I feel emotionally manipulated by this sneaky paperback, DARN YOU HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. MY LOVE FOR YOU IS COMPLICATED.

    First:

    • The fact that the pacing is rubbish. Sorry?! But it kind of is. The beginning borderlines B.O.R.I.N.G. Not enough that I wasn't interested? But enough that I was annoyed. It felt like JK Rowling didn't know what to do with her characters if they didn't have Hogwarts classes to get to.

    • I'm annoyed that the Slytherins were still labelled at the end as "badies". C'mon. Honestly?! Especially in that epilogue when

    says "don't make friends with Slytherins, kids!" I mean. Rubbish and growls.

    • And speaking of Slytherin's...I kind of thought Harry and Draco might've

    Apparently all the stuff I'd gleaned from the internet is wishful thinking. Heh.

    • There was VERY cliche Voldemort-must-monologue-before-his-kill scene.

    • To be realistic...Harry should've passed out from FOOD DEPRIVATION. Why is not one angry about this?!? The lad barely EVER ATE. I was hungry reading this blasted book. Someone give the kid a scone before he kills a thing.

    • I'm annoyed Luna and Neville didn't get more page time. REALLY annoyed.

    • I still don't ship the ships. In bk6 I was totally onboard with Harry and Ginny. But now? Meh. They like have no chemistry, sorry. And Hermione and Ron? LET. ME. LAUGH. No. Still...no. Though Ron did mature a lot in this book and I am proud.

    ...okay. My wrath is out. Now time for the FEEEEEEELS. Don't say I didn't warn you.

    • My darling baby

    No joke. I HAD A DREAM ABOUT HIM LAST NIGHT. (I have not seen any movies, btw.) But my motorbike had broken down and he came and fixed it for me and it was adorable and my heart melted. I want a Neville Longbottom, please and thank you. MY CRUSH. <333 (Note: I do not own a motorbike. Nor would I want to. I would probably die on it, geesh, brain, where are you coming up with this stuff?)

    Okay seriously IT IS CLEVER. I loved how things tied in and tied up and I loved all the "reveals" and it was just

    .

    • And the world building is my favourite as always. I want to live a Hogwarts. BUT DOESN'T EVERYBODY?

    Because she gives life. She is everything. All my love for Professor MacGonagall and her terrific dialogue lines, okay?

    • I love Harry. I really do. Like at the end there, he was almost a little

    perfect, which was boderline irritating? But he is a precious little piece of pumpkin juice and I LOVE how he makes mistakes and sometimes needs slapping with a broomstick, but at the end of the day he's just a GOOD KID. Likey.

    • Obviously Hermione. <3 And I'm glad Ron grew up a lot in this book, because gee that kid was 3 centimetres away from getting his nose punched by moi.

    • I hate hate hate hatttttte when the word "bitch" is used in a derogatory way towards women. But. There was this scene with Molly Weasley and Bellatrix LeStrange = and I liked it. YOU KNOW THE ONE, FOLKS.

    • Snape. Omg.

    I do agree that his a very complex character and I LIKE that. But I still hate him. Why? Because he could've done EVERYTHING just how he needed too -- sans bully children. I get why he hated Harry. I would've hated Harry if James had been like that (question: why the hell did Lily marry James?!??! Seriously?! HE SUCKED) but Neville?! Why did Snape pick on Neville so bad? He literally traumatised my darling baby and I shall not forgive him.

    And I kind of wish there as a book about Snape. His backstory seemed too rushed.

    Okay that sounds marginally sadistic. But hear me out. I

    when big battle finales keep all the "favourites" alive. It's dumb and unrealistic. There need to be deaths, and I think HPatDH did it really well. I got all tied up in knots several times. SNIFFLES.

    She is an amazing special creature and I wish she was in the books more.

    I would seriously read spin-off series on anyone of them. THAT takes skill to write even secondary characters so the reader is invested.

    • I LIKED IT EVEN THOUGH IT KINDA MANGLED FEELS AND IT FRUSTRATED ME. But it surprised me! When I thought I'd seen all the spoilers of ever.

    I was emotionally invested. Omg. I WAS.

    • (No tears though. I am a Vulcan.)

    *** ABOUT THAT EPILOGUE ***

    Okay but, spoilers about the finale below.

    What else do I say? Yes. I loved it. YES. I love this series. I had a rocky start, and I thought it was dumb. But seriously? If I'd been reading this as a kid. I would been obsessed. OBSESSED. As is, I really want to own the books just for

    because they're good and they're amazing and they deserve the world-wide cult fandom. It's a

    and I should like to cheer enthusiastically.

    Omg, look at me. I'm a little HP fangirl. IT'S OVER FOR ME. I'VE REACHED THE POINT OF NO RETURN.

    (Also that quote means so much to me I cannot even.)

  • Kassidy
    Jun 21, 2014

    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 l

    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.