5 Things About Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

August 2, 2016 Review 18 ★★★★★

5 Things About Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
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Narrator: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Pottermore
Source: Borrowed
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.

This is the best

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.

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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. 

Rating Report
Overall: 5

18 Responses to “5 Things About Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling”

  1. Ali

    We’ve NEVER recovered from it ending! That’s why we grasp at any straw possible (aka Cursed Child, the Fantastic Beasts movie, etc) to hold on to that remaining link to our childhood. I’m so glad you loved the final installment!! Even if it’s so painfully sad to finish :(
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    • Bec

      I haven’t decided. I don’t think I will, since it’s not written by J. K Rowling and I’ve heard some pretty mixed reviews. Plus as a play, it might be better to see it than read it.

  2. Ethan

    I love that you loved the book! I’d give anything to be able to go back and experience it for the first time again. Now that you’ve finished, are you considering reading The Cursed Child? I’m very torn on it myself. On the one hand, I really want to know what happens next. On the other, I know that it is a play, so it might be better to either watch the play or wait for them to turn it into a movie.

    • Bec

      I haven’t really decided about the Cursed Child. I’m leaning toward not reading it because a) it’s not written by J.K. Rowling and b) it’s a play and, like you said, would be better to be seen. I reckon it won’t be long until they release a filming of the play.

  3. A Canadian Girl

    While everything is fresh for you, are you going to read The Cursed Child? It’s been so long since I’ve read this series that I’m worried I won’t remember things. Also, if it’s bad, I’m going to have to block that bad memory then lol.
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    • Bec

      It would be a great excuse for you to reread the entire series ;D

      I haven’t decided on the Cursed Child yet. The mixed reviews have me wary and it’s not written by J.K. Rowling. Plus as a play it might be better to watch than read.

  4. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    WE NEVER RECOVERED BEC!! NEVER and we never will!! I can’t imagine how much more obsessed I would have been if I’d read these as a kid. It might be a good thing LOL! I’m 100% with you though: Deathly Hallows is my favorite of all favorites. I loved every single page and to be honest (back then I didn’t have a blog) and the moment I finished the last page…I remember sitting there for like 5 minutes blown away by the BRILLIANCE of it all and then getting up, picking up the first book and starting a series reread right that moment. I needed to see all the little clues and foreshadowing that I’d missed. And let’s face it: I could NOT let go :D SO happy you loved your experience with the series Bec!!!
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  5. ShootingStarsMag

    Whoo 5 stars! I don’t know how I made it through the years of reading these books ,but having long gaps between some kept the love going. It truly was my childhood. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I feel like people were mixed, but I liked it! I did love how some of the bigger characters were more grey than black and white. If find that more interesting!
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    • Bec

      The gaps build the suspense haha. It was so much more interesting with the grey characters and plots.

    • Bec

      I haven’t decided on that yet haha. I might just wait for them to release a filming of the play because I’d probably suck at reading a script haha

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