My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m now inevitably on the verge of a book hangover. I need to get my hands on the next book ASAP. I can hardly wait for payday!
Our Lady Rowling’s writing seems to become more powerful as the series progresses. She just has this subtle way of evoking such positive emotions in her readers, bedazzling them with an awesome fictional world, an addictive storyline, and totally best-friend-worthy characters.
I had a delightful time witnessing Harry, Ron and Hermione’s transition into young adulthood. It was clear that the hormones were finally kicking in because they had many arguments in this novel. Ron and Hermione in particular often got on each other’s nerves for reasons both shallow and significant. As for Harry, I was grinning from ear to ear when he had finally met a girl that made his stomach drop in the best possible way. With all that said, the interactions between these beloved characters made me reminisce about my late teenage life, evoking in me feelings of longing, happiness, and even gratitude. And if I must say so, my admiration for Hermione grows stronger by the book.
Honestly, I probably enjoyed this book so much also because I watched the movie adaptation beforehand (4/5 times). It was nearly effortless for me to imagine all the intriguing events that were happening, which was practically a huge bonus to my reading experience. Furthermore, I was actually delighted to spot the differences between the movie and book; although I already knew the story by heart through the movie, I still experienced moments of blissful enlightenment.
In conclusion, I would like to apologize for putting this book on hold for almost a month. I would’ve finished it sooner if I had less than ten books in my currently-reading list. Tee-hee. This is my favorite Harry Potter book so far, and I won’t be surprised if the next books throw me off my feet as well.
*The featured image was contributed by Dessa Mae Jacobe (@dessatopia)