Narrator: Stephen Fry
Length: 23 hours and 59 min
Release Date: July 21st 2007
Series: Harry Potter #7
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy...
I wasn’t prepared
I’ve known for a long time which characters die (Tumblr has spoilers everywhere when your a billion years behind everyone else). I thought I would be braced for the emotional turmoil. HAHAHAHAHAHA WHO WAS I KIDDING! In some ways I think knowing who died but not when or how made it worse. There were so many feels and deaths and intense fights.
Everyone is grey
One of my favourite parts of DEATHLY HALLOWS was learning more about Dumbledore and Snape and their pasts. I love how it made them more grey, not simply good and evil. It made them more real, more complex, more questionable and admirable.
My favourite book of the series
This book had everything I’ve been waiting for since book one. Minimal romantic angst, intensity and fast pacing from the first chapter. I could barely put it down, especially once the Battle of Hogwarts began. There was so much plot, so many answers, so many epic fight scenes and feels.
What do I do now?
I’m kind of lost. I can’t believe I’ve finished this series, and I only started it in January this year. It’s weird that it’s over. If I feel like this after only six months, how did those of you who grew up with Harry and the gang ever recover?
I cannot wait to reread them
This is a series I will revisit again one day. I want to read them in physical form and find all the little clues and foreshadowing I missed this first time round. And I expect it will be just as magical the next time round.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS was my favourite Harry Potter book. So much plot, so much action, so little romantic angst. I loved it.