Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

It is the summer holidays and soon Harry Potter will be starting his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is counting the days: there are new spells to be learnt, more Quidditch to be played, and Hogwarts castle to continue exploring. But Harry needs to be careful - there are unexpected dangers lurking . . .

J.K. Rowling continues to surprise and delight with the power of her rich, demanding and action-packed storytelling.

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)
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Swooping Evil (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World - A Pop-Up Gallery of Curiosities (Pop Up Book)
Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Kit and Sticker Book (Model & Sticker Book)
Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat and Sticker Book: Which House Are You? (Model & Sticker Book)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Express (Deluxe Book and Model Set)

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

What is it with series that you've loved for years and read multiple times that makes them so impossible to review properly? Every time I try to write a review for a Harry Potter book I just find myself wanting to jump up and down screaming about how amazing the whole series is like a crazy fan girl! I guess that's because I am a crazy fan girl when it comes to these books, they captured my imagination the first time I read them and I've been completely hooked on this world ever since. I can't get enough of these stories, the characters and the amazing world building - I want to climb into these books and live there. I think I'd have made a very good friend for Harry, Ron and Hermione when I was a teenager but these days I'd probably be more likely to hang out with Sirius, Lupin and Tonks!

So what can I say about Goblet of Fire that I've not already said about the previous books? In one word - DRAGONS! What, you wanted more than that? OK, how about magical mayhem, strong friendships and a surprising betrayal? How about Harry once again risking his life to save the people he cares about? Poor Harry is in trouble, he has been entered into the Tri-Wizard tournament without his knowledge and against his will but he has no choice but to take part in the dangerous tasks that are set for him. Half of the school think he entered for the attention and even his best friend Ron doesn't believe his innocence (I have to say I was REALLY annoyed with Ron in the first half of this book!). The story is starting to get darker and Voldemort is posing more of a threat than ever before so the stakes have been raised for Harry and he's going to need all the help he can get.

I love this series, I love Harry, I love his friends and I LOVE his Godfather Sirius. The Weasley family is wonderful (I wonder if they'd like to adopt a second daughter? I'd be willing to dye my hair bright red and paint my face with freckles so I fit in!) and I have so much fun getting to know the Hogwarts teachers (what would we do without Snape to hate on?). Mad Eye Moody is a brilliant addition and the scene where he punishes Malfoy had me laughing hysterically. I just can't express my love for this series - it really is a must read!

Cassie would just like to add that this is her favourite Harry Potter book - you can tell by the way she likes to cuddle it!

Source: Purchased

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  1. I love all these books, great fun. For me they are keepers. I actually only own one, the last in the series, as my son has the rest which I hope he will keep.

    1. This is such a fabulous series isn't it Jane! I've been a huge fan ever since I first discovered it & I went to the store a midnight to buy the last few books the second they were available LOL. It's definitely a keeper series and I'm really enjoying this reread :o)



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