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Review: Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by J.K. Rowling

Published 18/05/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Harry potter and the chamber of secrets
Author:           J.K. Rowling
Pages:             341
Catagory:        Fantasy

The story:

J. K. Rowling continues her phenomenally popular Harry Potter series with yet another tale of magic, mirth, and mayhem. Like its predecessor,Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (the first book in the series),Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is chock-full of fascinating characters, frightful events, and fun wizardry. 

Harry’s on summer break after completing his first year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his aunt, uncle, and cousin are as mean as ever, trying at every turn to keep him from fulfilling his destiny as a wizard. Their efforts to prevent his return to Hogwarts are aided by an unknown force: a mysterious elf who shows up and warns Harry that he must never return to the school. Before departing, the elf performs a bit of mischievous magic that is blamed on Harry. As a result, Harry not only gets a stern warning from Hogwarts for using magic in the “real” world; he is also locked away by his aunt and uncle in a tiny closet beneath the stairs. 

Harry is eventually rescued by his classmates and friends, the redheaded Weasleys, but getting back to Hogwarts still proves to be a challenge. When he finally does get there, his troubles quickly multiply. Someone has opened the door to the Chamber of Secrets, releasing a deadly monster with the power to kill. Several classmates turn up petrified, and in addition to trying to puzzle out who the culprit is, Harry finds himself a prime suspect. The truth lies down the end of a trail marked by a magical diary with invisible ink, a ghost who hides inside a toilet, a flying car, a pompous new teacher with a talent for hyperbole, and some ghastly giant spiders. When one of Harry’s friends is imprisoned and another is turned to stone, Harry is forced to once again confront his archenemy, the Dark Wizard Voldemort, who has a whole new bag of nasty tricks up his sleeve.

Rowling packs this tale with plenty of adventure and action, keeping the pace fast and furious. There’s plenty of humor, too — both subtle and bold — as well as a few moral lessons. With overlapping themes that range from the simple (treating others with courtesy) to the sophisticated (racism), Rowling’s Potter tales should appeal to readers of all ages — the young as well as the young at heart

The view of a book addict:
Because I’m re-reading the series I already knew what was going to happen in this book. But that didn’t make it less fun to read. I just couldn’t wait for certain parts in the book and the ending was just as exciting as the first time I read the book.
I loved Dobby in this book, I know him helping almost kills Harry but he does it out of a good heart. He is my favourite character of the series and after reading this book I even loved him more.
The verdict of a book addict:

I had a wonderful time reading this book again, it felt good to be back at hogwarts again. I can’t wait for the next year to start haha.

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Teaser Tuesday #16

Published 17/05/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict
It’s Tuesday again so time for another Teaser Tuesday hosted by Should Be Reading! Here is how it works:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
And here is my Teaser for this week: 

“uh-oh” said Ron, into silence. The nose of the car dropped. They were falling, gathering speed, heading straigth for the solid castle wall.

(Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets ) 
I think everyone has read Harry Potter but I just love the books!

Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone by J.K. Rowling

Published 14/05/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s stone
Author:           J.K. Rowling
Pages:             309
Catagory:        Fantasy

The story:

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. 

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley–a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. 

But all of that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry–and anyone who reads about him–will find unforgettable. 

For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…if Harry can survive the encounter

The view of a book addict:

It’s not the first time I’ve read this book and not even the second but I still love the Harry Potter series. I’ve read the books in dutch before and now I’m reading the books in English for the first time, it feels like reading a whole new book.
I don’t have to tell you that I loved this story of course because otherwise I wouldn’t  have been reading it for so many times. I feel this is a wonderful first book in a great series. I love the characters, even the bad ones.

The verdict of a book addict:

Reading this book makes me realise again why I love reading so much. To escape the world and be taken away into a world full of magic. I can’t wait to read the next book again.

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