The last book in a favorite series is always bittersweet, both to read and to review. With the book comes a flood of memories, beginning with standing in a queue to get the first copy on the day it released. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows completes the seven book series that is perhaps my favorite of all.
The book sees Harry, Hermione and Ron planning on their quest of the deathly hallows. Two have already been destroyed, and one has been stolen. They don’t have Dumbledore to guide them now. They can’t sit at school while Voldemort is now more powerful than ever. As prophesized, it is now Harry v Voldemort. The first move is from the latter and the Ministry of Magic falls. This brings more obstacles to the trio of course.
Many readers complain about the size of the book, but I don’t think it could have been any shorter. Rowling ties open threads at last, and goes through the “quest” quite meticulously. There is adventure afoot, and the curiosity to know further keeps the pages turning. As a Potterhead, the emotions run high, because favorite characters are sacrificed in the war between good and evil. Some are very difficult to digest or understand, even to this day. The only flipside to this novel is the epilogue style ending, which I didn’t like back then and do not like even now.
I wouldn’t rate this anything less than a 5 star book. It’s a series I have loved reading and rereading and recommending to other readers. It’s my comfort read, and I’m happy that that series happened!
Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Series: Harry Potter #7
Author: J. K. Rowling
No. of Pages: 790
Rating: 10 out of 10