Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Mini Review

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

gr-harrypotter3The hype got me a little bit on this one, because I had so many people tell me that it was their favorite and this was the book where things got really dark and good and I spent like the first 75% of the book waiting for the good, dark stuff to happen. That last bit was really quite good, I have to say, and really redeemed a lot of it for me, but I honestly hope this isn’t what I consider the best in the series. I’m definitely intrigued by the new things I learned though and I’m really looking forward to book #4.

Rating: 4.5 Stars (was more like 3.5 or 4 until that end)

8 Responses to Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Mini Review

  1. TPOA is my fav Harry Potter so I probably added to the hype on that! Sorry but I loved how this book just turned the series around. And they got progressively darker after that. The first two are my least fav but I still love them!

    • The way people were talking about it I expected it to be epic from start to finish, but then that wasn’t what I got. I imagine if you read it without those expectations, and especially if you were reading the books as they came out, I’m sure it did really set you up for something more and made you feel excited.

  2. TPOA does seem to get a lot of attention, but my favorite book is the next one, so I wonder how you will like that one! I know I enjoyed all the Harry Potter books when I read them, but I do wonder how re-reading them will go for me, now that I’m more of a critical reader. I’m glad that the ending turned things around for you – I love the time travel aspect!

  3. oh, see I would have said that Goblet of Fire is where it gets dark and interesting. Without any spoilers I remember thinking all the earlier books were really middle grade books. Good middle grade books but still… then Goblet of Fire was suddenly like for real *evil* – like before they were kids books about good guys and bad guys but then it’s suddenly grown up versions of good and evil. But I may be in the minority there.

    • A few people did say the fourth book, but most said the third. But the way I see it, it doesn’t really get very dark or interesting until the end of the third book, and even then I know it’s going to get much darker. I’m starting Goblet of Fire after I finish Mistborn and I’m looking forward to it!

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