"There is many a book galore, so we will never know what's in store."
- The Ravenous Reader
Imagine a book where the plot darkens behind every page. Imagine a book that the main character miraculously finds the light at the end of the tunnel, despite the darkness. Imagine a book that deepens with every tear shed, every laugh shared, and every secret revealed. There's no need to imagine, it's right here.
This book starts off with an escaped wizard, a supposed prisoner from the wretched wizarding prison of Azkaban...and people speculate that he's coming for Harry. Hagrid (a professor for teaching the students about magical creatures) starts acting strange and is followed with suspicions left and right. And whilst all of this happening, Voldemort (Harry's greatest nemesis) is only getting stronger, and he's planning to come for Harry. And then there's the horrendous dementors, which are lingering closer and closer to students and Hogwarts than ever before...which is a quite terrifying fact considering they could suck out a soul in a second.
Does the daunting perspective of all these enemies and harmful creatures end, or is there just no light at the end of the tunnel? And if there is a light, who knows where it could lead to next?
Not only was this book suspenseful, but it was joyful, saddening, and enlightening. After reading this, I felt pretty refreshed...but urging for more. Needless to say, this was a fantastic book. There's one problem I have with it though. Some of the creatures are rather dark and gruesome in their actions. Take for example the dementor. Dementors in the series are like black smokey creatures, and not only is their appearance terrifying, but their actions are too. These creatures suck out the souls of wizards and witches in this book, and it's a pretty mortifying experience. Not only that however, but the author tweaks her writing style, just a weensy bit. It's enough to notice however, and it was enough to confuse the reader just a small bit. For this reason, I'd give it a 8/10 on the must-read scale. Still a great book, but it has its flaws.