Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

J.K. Rowling
Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling's spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart--such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review--to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling's fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry--bring plenty of tissues. The heart of Book 7 is a hero's mission--not just in Harry's quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man--and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember Dumbledore's warning about making the choice between "what is right and what is easy," and know that Rowling applies the same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling's skill as a storyteller that even the most astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise. A spectacular finish to a phenomenal series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a bittersweet read for fans. The journey is hard, filled with events both tragic and triumphant, the battlefield littered with the bodies of the dearest and despised, but the final chapter is as brilliant and blinding as a phoenix's flame, and fans and skeptics alike will emerge from the confines of the story with full but heavy hearts, giddy and grateful for the experience. --Daphne Durham


Reviewed: 2019-02-06
Reread. Love this series. I forgot how long it was though. It took quite some to read it.
The writing and plot of this series is very good. I still love it, after all these years.
I haven't liked anything from J.K. Rowling since this series though, but I guess we'll always have Harry Potter.
If you haven't read it? Get of your high horse and read it this instant! Now! go!
It's better than the movies (although they really aren't bad voor movies that were based on a book).
Reviewed: 2018-12-04

The last book of the Harry Potter series provides a good conclusion. Any remaining questions seem unimportant. Having grown up with these books, I remember my feelings as they came out. Though I'm 8 years younger than Harry, this book was published only 1 year after I graduated high school. I felt a kinship towards these novels, now reading them as an adult, I am only saddened by them and wholly disappointed in their TERF authorship. I don't recommend the series based on their authorship. What I do recommend is to expand your reading spectrum. Seek out books by and about those within the LGBTQIA+ communities. Seek out books by and about people who are like you, people who are different from you. Harry Potter was a good series, but art should not be separated from artist.

Reviewed: 2018-02-24
So sad to see this end! Will have to reread this series!
Reviewed: 2016-02-26
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