Thursday, March 29, 2012

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By JK Rowling

This is the fourth book of a series. Harry goes to the Quidditch World Cup with his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and the rest of the Weasley family. While there however, Harry's wand is stolen, the Death Eaters (Voldemort's henchmen) go off and terrorize muggles, and the Dark Mark (Voldemort's sign) is cast into the sky again. He goes back to school where the Tri Wizard Tournament is taking place again, and he is thrown into the middle of a menacing plot to give rise to the Dark Lord once again.

One of my main complaints about this book is that Harry acts like a complete idiot. But it gets worse in the 5th book. However, I still like this book even though it gets scary in several parts and really weird in others. It has a good riddle, however. :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By JK Rowling

And we're back with the third installment of the Harry Potter series. This year, a dangerous convicted murderer has escaped from the unescapable wizard prison, Azkaban. Harry travels throughout the year as well as he can, what with Malfoy biting his face off and Sirius Black hunting his skin, and the awful dementors of Azkaban trying to suck out his soul at every chance they get. But he makes it through to June with only breaking minimal amount of school rules. At the end of exams, Professor Trelawney totally wacks out and goes all weird like. And then Harry and Hermione and Ron all go on this really annoying and dangerous journey, breaking more school rules, and learn the truth about Ron's pet rat, Scabbers, and Sirius Black. And then Snape appears and goes absolutely bonkers and Professor Lupin turns into this werewolf and tries to kill everyone. And then Harry and Hermione really bend the readers brain as they travel back in time and it's like, wait, are all dimensions of time happening at the same time, and if people from the future go back and change time in some small way, does is still happen when the person first lives it, or is it all based on perspective? And it hurts your brain.

A solid 3.7. A good book, one of my more favorites, but I have realized that I am giving out 5s way to often, so unless the book is INCREDIBLY outstanding, it's only getting a 4.5 at best. Ciao! :)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By JK Rowling

This has always been my least favorite of all of the Harry Potter books. I find the character of Gilderoy Lockhart unbelievable, and Harry acts a bit stupider than usual. However, this read through wasn't that bad.

This book continues on with the the story of the famous Harry Potter, following him through his second year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This year, a house elf named Dobby turns up at Harry's house and warns him not to go back to school, there is a dark creature set loose. But, Harry ignores Dobby's warning and goes to school after some events including a flying car and a super mad tree. And then, a bunch of stuff happens, and people get Petrified, but in the end, everyone's happy (except for Snape) because Harry solved the mystery and killed the evil thing that was slithering around the halls.

Now, I just have to say, I usually hate this book. However, this time through, it didn't bug me half as much as usual. I have to add this in to my original score and then I come up to a 2.8. Still not my favorite, but still half decent. I would suggest this book. Many funny things happen and lots of stupidity from Harry is included. And, it's a Harry Potter book. Enjoy! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

By JK Rowling

Yes! I'm reviewing the Harry Potter series, beloved by most (who also mostly hate the Twilight series), hated by some, and made into 8 movies. :)

So, this, as all of you should know, is the first book in the Harry Potter series. It introduces us to The Boy Who Lived, very awkward HP. And we learn his whole family hates him and his father and mother were killed by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named/You-Know-Who/Voldemort. And like, a bunch of stuff happens and then Harry evades death and delays Voldy's return to power for another year until the next book. And the Gryffindor house (Harry's house) is victorious in the House Cup and all is happy jolly except for Draco Malfoy and the Slytherin house (the Gryffindors beat them by 10 point right before they officially were awarded it. So much for not playing favorite, Dumblydore.)

This book only gets a 3.7 because I felt it was very disjointed, een though it does have to cover an entire year in 302 pages. It's still a brilliant book if a little childish in the language. But that will get more sophisticated as the books progress. :) See y'all next time!