Book Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter, #7
First Published: July 21, 2007 by Scholastic Inc.
Genre:
 Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure
Pages: 759
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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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 for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined.

The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry’s Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries.

Review

This book is definitely my favorite in the Harry Potter series. Not because it’s the last book in the series, but because almost all the parts of this book contains nerve whacking scenes and revelations.

This book started with Snape’s POV and that’s definitely what I’ve been looking for. It’s only quite short but it’s better than having none eh? I’ve been looking forward to knowing more from his side of the story because I’ve been intrigued. As you have known, I’ve watched the film already so I kinda know how this story gonna run, but in all fairness, this series didn’t fail to totally get my full attention even after watching the film.

I’m still heartbroken with what happened to Dumbledore, so when a friend of mine suggested that I should read The Tales of Beedle the Bard first so I could understand the final book more, I just said, why not? And yep, after crying my heart out, I’m finally ready to read the final book of the Harry potter series and I’m really excited to read the part where Harry finally killed Voldemort.

As early as its first few chapters, the story is already giving us the suspense part and I almost peed in my pants because of the excitement, haha. I’m usually a dialogue reader so I tend to skip some lines, but for this book, nah! I didn’t. I just can’t afford to skip some lines because this story is just full of suspense that I’m afraid I can’t keep up with the excitement if I skip even 1 word. Even if this story is getting more thrilling and more dangerous than the previous books in the series, this book never failed to make me laugh and smile. It isn’t just the Weasley twins this time, but also the trio especially those parts where Hermione and Ron kissed and Harry was like: “Oi! There’s a war going on here!”. Haha, that was really funny. And yep, Ron and Hermione is happening finally! I was also very happy for Lupin. Why’s that? Well, even with his condition and age, he still was able to find his match, and it’s Tonks! Surprise surprise.

I don’t think I’ll ever get over from the death of Dumbledore, so whenever I read some parts from this story mentioning Dumbledore and his close relationship to Harry, I can’t help but cry. But not sobbing this time, hehe.

What also surprises me with this story is that we’ve got to read Voldemort’s POV, it’s not that long really, but atleast we’ve got to read something about his thoughts. The trio, Harry, Ron and Hermione, wow! I don’t think Harry will ever survive without the two of his best friends. All of them compliment each other and I can’t really help but be amazed by their friendship. It’s so easy to relate with them because J.K. Rowling made their friendship so natural at all, like how friends tend to fight and argue with each other, but at the end of the day, make up.

My favorite scene from this book was the fight scene at the Hogwarts. Usually, if there’s a lot of fight scenes in a book, I find it quite hard to picture out the scenes especially if it involves a lot of things. But in this book, it’s super easy. It was sooo intense yet very easy to understand and picture out, I can even feel that I was in Hogwarts at that time and fighting with the Death Eaters too.

With those thrilling fight scenes, you will never really stop the part where someone will end up being dead. And I can’t really help but cry again. Deym! This is really a total spoiler guys, but I don’t think I can control it anymore. Huhu, 3 of my favorite characters were dead! And I feel so sorry for George, he lost his one ear and now he lost his twin. That was really a surprise, huhu. 

I remember some few things about Snape from the movie but this book still managed to surprise me. All we’re properly explained too, from the moment he met Lily (Harry’s mother) to the part where he became one of Dumbledore’s trusted men. I had a little question though. It said in the previous book that Voldemort can easily know if a person is lying to him, Snape has been playing undercover for Dumbledore so I’m not really sure how he did that without Voldemort finding out. Well, I guess he’s just so good with Occlumency then. 

The part where Harry finally defeated Voldemort was just so rewarding. Even if the 3 of my favorite characters were dead, atleast all of their sacrifices were paid off. I thought Voldemort was a genius, but Dumbledore was brilliant. Even after all the things Voldemort did, a 17 year old Harry Potter was able to toy him. Dang! The Elder Wand fiasco was kinda fantastic, didn’t even notice that one until Harry revealed it lol.

And oops, did I tell you already about Neville? Well, he’s far from the scared Neville that I knew from book 1. And the way he killed Nagini! Dang! That was badass.  There might be some characters that bid their farewell in this story, but I was so happy that J.K. Rowling gave us the glimpse of what happened to Harry Potter and his friends 19 years later. I was even so pleased on what Harry named his children, awww. And yep, they finally lived happily ever after.

I almost forgot, I mentioned in my previous review that I’ll let you know whether you need to read The Tales of Beedle the Bard first before pursuing this book, well, I guess you don’t have to. The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains 5 short stories but only the tale of the three brothers would be applicable for the 7th book. Fortunately, this book was able to give you an introduction to what that tale got to do with this book so you’ll still understand. 

I know it’s pretty obvious, but this series is undeniably the best series I’ve ever read. So if you haven’t read it yet, then it’s high time you do it now, *wink.

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2 Comments

  • LilyElement December 28, 2016 at 8:01 am

    You reading all these has really made me want to get the audiobooks and “reread” them again but in that format.

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    • Vanessa December 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Hehehe, this series is really contagious

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