After finishing a series I wanted to go back to a series I am re reading and loving so I choose Harry Potter and where better place to be then onto one of my favourites in the series. Anyway, it is time for a review.
“There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways… their magical prowess – their daring – their powers of deduction – and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.”
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Halloween, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – alive!
Taken from goodreads
For me the reason why I love this book so much is because it is the first one in the series that starts to get darker and really express the sort of horrible things Voldemort and his followers actually did to people weaker then them. It also has a great story line regarding the tournament as you could never tell which way the events where going to go which just made for a more fun read.
We also get to find out more about the relationship between Snape and Dumbledore and why Dumbledore seems to trust him so much even though no one else does.
This book show everyone just exactly what J.K. Rowling is able to do as an author, while still making it a series that everyone loves from the first three books but also make it darker and more grown up for the readers who have followed the series since it first came out. Every little description is done to perfection from how the dragons looked as they are defending their eggs to the descriptions of the Nifflers everything is just done perfectly.
Of course this being a Harry Potter book everything all seems to click together in the final 100 pages of the book and it is at that point where we get all the twists and turns and find out character that we actually loved arent one we should love at all. When I read a Harry Potter book it is these pages I look forward to as I want to see how exactly Rowling manages to do this in just about every book yet still keep the audience guessing each and everytime they read the book.
This is my second favourite book in the series and I cant recommend it enough to people who have yet to read the Harry Potter series as it is a lot better then the movie.