BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – by J.K. Rowling

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Title: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
(Harry Potter Series #7)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: YA, Fantasy
First published: July 21st 2007
Finished reading: April 29th 2015
Pages: 608
Rating 5

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”

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Magical. Just magical. It’s been a long time since I last read the seventh and last book of the Harry Potter series, and it turns out that I had forgotten quite a few details. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is probably the book I’ve read less of the series, but not because I didn’t love it. This last book is the darkest story of all where Harry and his friends have all grown up and have to face their worst challenge yet… J.K. Rowling truly delivered with this ending and I want to thank her for all those magical years reading about the life of Harry Potter. Growing up without these seven books wouldn’t have been the same… The prose is simply brilliant and the fast pace just makes you keep on reading. It is true that the books get darker as Harry grows up and it shows in the prose, but I guess that is part of the charm of this series. The main characters are written in a way that you think of them as your friends, and I think that every teenager and Harry Potter fan would have liked to visit the Hogwarts School Of Magic themselves. This series is definitely recommended for those who enjoy YA fantasy!

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WARNING: Spoilers! I’ve tried to keep this summary short, but it’s almost impossible to keep it without spoilers… Please don’t read this summary if you haven’t read the previous books yet!

Harry and his friends are supposed to start their last year at Hogwarts, but after all that happened in the previous year they decide not to return to the magical school. Dumbledore has left Harry, Ron and Hermione with a special mission that they cannot tell the rest of the Order Of The Phoenix about… Voldemort has split his soul in order to survive and left the different pieces inside Horcruxes hidden in various places. It is up to the three friends to find the remaining Horcruxes and destroy them, because if they don’t Voldemort cannot be truly defeated. It is not an easy quest as they don’t know where the objects are or how to destroy them… And Dumbledore hasn’t left them with many easy clues. Will they be able to solve the puzzle on time and finally beat Voldemort?

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is probably one of my favorites of the series. Even though there are so many sad moments and it was hard to accept this was actually the end of the series, J.K. Rowling did an amazing job with this last book. The final battle left me without words, as well as the epilogue… Those who have read this one already will understand why. This series is part of my childhood and I will always love revisiting the magical world of Harry Potter. The prose, the characters, the setting… Everything is just magical.

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    • It took me longer to read this last one as well! And I remember I reread it as soon as it was finished just because I didn’t want the HP series to be over… The Prisoner Of Azkaban is one of my favorites as well! 😀

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  6. Deathly Hallows is my favorite Harry Potter book, too! And I agree, it’s one of the best series conclusions I’ve ever read. All of the loose ends are tied up nicely, and despite the obvious build-up to the BIG plot twist (if you know what I mean) I never saw it coming. Nothing short of brilliant.

    On a off-tangent… I nominated you for the Reader Problems Tag. I’m not sure if you’re interested in doing blog hops or tags, but in case you are, here’s the link: https://saraletourneau.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/reader-problems-tag/

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    • I never saw the plot twist coming either when I first read it! J.K. Rowling is a brilliant writer, at least when it comes to this series. I didn’t enjoy her adult fiction in the same way, but Harry Potter is probably one of my favorite childhood series ever.

      And thanks for the tag! I’ll look into it. 🙂

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