Narrator: Stephen Fry
Length: 21 hours, 31 minutes
Release Date: November 20th, 2015
Series: Harry Potter #4
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!
Look at the precious growing up
The gang have started to enter their teenage years. They’re growing up, maturing, and entering YA territory. It’s hilarious watching them go through awkward stages, and puberty, and developing little crushes. But they’re also starting to learn more about the world around them and struggle with more complicated ethical concepts (an example is Hermione and the welfare house elves). It is these challenging concepts and times that I really like to read about. Another great thing about this was Harry getting smarter and using his brain in the tournament! I was so proud of him.
The plot is becoming more complex
As the characters grow up and the books get longer. the plot also becomes more complex and I love it! There are more plot lines being juggled, more struggles for the characters to face and overcome, higher stakes and character deaths, and many more feels. There are no longer easy, simple solutions to small problems. It makes reading a lot more interesting and the book harder to put down.
Magic is awesome
The magical world is so cool. I really love losing myself in it. So many strange magical creatures and gadgets and spells. The creatures add a thrilling, suspenseful element to the story, especially with things like dragons in the tournament. And the magical gadgets I really just want in my life honestly. A TARDIS tent that is bigger on the inside would be so handy, not to mention a time turner for study or a chest that opens into multiple compartments in different dimensions.
Hello old Voldy
The dark lord has finally graced us with his full presence in a novel! I have been waiting four books for this moment. Voldemort is such an interesting and terrifying villain, it’s exciting to have his plans finally start to take fruition and watch him struggle against Harry. And with the return of Voldemort and the death eaters things are finally getting much, much darker and deadly. I’m so ready for more.
It actually shocked me
Despite having seen the movie before reading the book, I was still completely taken by surprise by a twist I should have known was coming View Spoiler » that Barty Crouch Jr. was pretending to be Moody « Hide Spoiler. I was absolutely shocked. What a brilliant turn of events it was. I can only hope such good twists and betrayals continue in the future books because that’s going to start making me feel many emotions.
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE was the instalment I’ve been waiting for. Things are finally getting incredibly dark and Voldemort is becoming more involved. I cannot wait to continue this story further and see where THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX takes me next.