Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last . . .

Harry Potter Series:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Anniversary House Editions
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Play Script written with John Tiffany & Jack Thorne)

Pottermore Presents:
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Short Story Collection)
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Short Story Collection)
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Short Story Collection)

Other Harry Potter Books & Products:
Harry Potter: Winter at Hogwarts: A Magical Colouring Set (Colouring Book, Gift Tags & a build your own 3D Firebolt in a Keepsake Box)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: House-Elves (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Buckbeak (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Quidditch (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Magical Film Projections: Creatures (Activity Book)
Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm (Activity Book)
Harry Potter: The Character Vault - Jody Revenson
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Niffler (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Metal Earth: Harry Potter Gringotts Dragon (3D Puzzle)

Visit J.K. Rowling's website or the Pottermore website for more information

I don't think it's possible for me to review any book in this series and do it justice. I've just loved the books for so long and have spent so many hours reading and re-reading them, not to mention watching the movies, visiting the studios, doing the London walking tour and a trip to the castle they used as Hogwarts in the earlier films. Yes, it's fair to say I'm a Harry Potter fan girl and have been for a VERY long time now!

The series captured my imagination like no other has before or after and that is all down to J.K. Rowling's fabulous world building and the wonderful characters she created. Just thinking about the amount of detail she put into these stories is astounding and now that I'm going back and re-reading them for the umpteenth time I'm spotting all these little hints and clues that I only notice because I know what's going to come later on in the series. It's actually been a long time since I re-read the series and I only ever read the last couple of books once so there are bound to be loads of surprises along the way. I'm so glad I decided to join the massive group read organised by Cory (even though I'm already over a week behind LOL).

As if it wasn't awesome enough that we had broomsticks and Quidditch in the first book here we are introduced to flying cars and travel by Floo powder! I loved getting to spend more time with the Weasleys and visiting the Burrow but I think one of my favourite thing about Chamber of Secrets is the introduction of Dobby. He's always been one of my most loved characters and he never fails to make me smile, I actually think I want to adopt him! This is just such a fun series to read, I want to dive right into the world so I can be friends with Harry, Ron and Hermione and learn magic alongside them and I can't wait to continue the adventure in Prisoner of Azkaban which is one of my favourite books in the series.

Source: Purchased

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