August 22, 2007

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Young Adult/Fantasy
Finished on 8/19/07
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)

Publisher's Blurb:

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts."

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

What can I possibly say that hasn't already been written about J.K. Rowling's series? This was a re-read and probably my favorite thus far. The second half of the narrative was quite enjoyable as the suspense steadily gained momentum, and I found myself littering the book with Post-It notes, hoping to pick up on any clues to the revelations in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We shall see if I'm right -- or even close!


  1. Are you saying that you haven't read book 7 yet?! I haven't either. I've only made it through book 3. I want to reread those 3 and read the other 4 someday in the not too distant future. She really did write an amazing series. Wonder if she'll be writing anything else.

  2. I really like this one too, but I promise you've got lots of fun in store. :)

  3. Jen Jackson6:03 AM

    Ooooo, Book 4 is where things really get going. I envy you the wonder and excitement that comes with reading it for the first time. You're in for loads of happy reading. Can't wait to hear about it.

  4. Booklogged - Yep. I mean "nope" I haven't read it yet. I've read the first 4 and maybe some of #5, but I don't remember much of that one. I've got #4 on my list for Carl's RIP II challenge, so that will motivate me (but boy is it a chunkster!). Oh, I've heard/read that she's thinking about writing an adult book/series. I think it's supposed to be set in Scotland. Or maybe I just dreamed this. ;)

    Nat - Good to know!

    Jen - See above (I have read #4). But yah, I have a feeling I'll enjoy the remaining books. Now we're starting to watch the movies, which is fun.


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