Fantastic Beasts & where to Find Them

Newt Scamander


Reviewed: 2017-12-07
Yay that was so much fun! The intro of the book kiiiind of read like a textbook (I guess it kind of is, no? It IS an informational book) but reading about the fantastic beasts was so much fun. It makes me feel like I could actually see some of them. I love lame of the "excuses" made for Muggles spotting them!

Full review originally posted HERE on The Book Addict's Guide: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is hard to review. The beginning was actually… Kind of slow. There’s an explanation and foreword from Newt Scamander about different beasts, how they’re classified, and his adventures to track them all down, but a lot of it felt very textbook, which, well… This is a reference book for wizards! I shouldn’t be surprised haha.

Once I got past the foreword, it was actually a lot of fun reading about the different beasts! It was interesting to see which ones were classified as dangerous and which ones were “boring” (I love that JK Rowling even invented boring creatures haha). The book doesn’t really read like a book — it really is a frame of reference and so the beasts are merely listed and described.

I loved the “real writings” from Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The book is marked as Harry Potter’s official copy so there are occasional notes from the characters and that was honestly my favorite part haha! It’s something fun to zip through but doesn’t really read like a novel so don’t be surprised when you pick it up! Still fun to thumb through and check out all of the fun beasts and creatures from the series.
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