Sunday, September 18, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [Review]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

#7 in series
759 pages
Published 21 July 2007

Begun a decade ago and encompassing six shelf-bending novels, the seventh and concluding volume of the international literary phenomenon that is the Harry Potter saga comes to a bombshell-packed -- and oh so satisfying -- conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, arguably the most wildly anticipated release in modern publishing history.

As the novel begins, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to systematically -- and forcibly -- change the entire culture of the magic community: Muggle-born wizards, for example, are being rounded up and questioned, and all "blood traitors" are being imprisoned. But as Voldemort and his followers ruthlessly pursue the fugitive with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, Potter finally uncovers the jaw-dropping truth
of his existence...

My Thoughts:
I think this was a really good ending to the whole series. I think this installment is my 2nd favorite. (3rd is my most favorite)

I really like how Rowling gave an extra chapter to really close up the series cleanly.

I like how she redeemed two headmasters too. :)

Previous read:
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (HP #6) by JK Rowling [here]

Next read:
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard


Rachel said...

Gotta love Harry Potter. Have a good week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

She did do a nice job on the series didn't she. To this day they remain some of my favorite books.

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Definitely agree that the Harry Potter books are wonderful. :)

Jennifer B said...

#3 is my favorite too! Love me some Sirius Black!