I want to say I love this extraordinary world. I love the colorful characters. They’re what kept me up reading every book until 3 o’clock in the morning. J. K. Rowling’s writing style has such a magical pull on readers that it’s impossible to not what to know what happens next. Although some descriptions can drag on, never did I get bored with what I was reading and that’s especially true for Deathly Hollows, the seventh and last book of the Harry Potter series. Tasked by Dumbledore to find the remaining Horcruxes to destroy Voldemort, Harry Potter and his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, travel across various parts of the wizarding world to get the job down. While they tackle personal demons and an assortment of villains, The Dark Lord has his own plans in mind to rid the world of The Boy Who Lived.

Harry traveling with his friends was my favorite part of the book as I’m a sucker for adventure and world building in my stories and I got all that and then some. I might as well list off everything else I liked, huh? The falling out with Ron a quarter into the story was another good moment for me. Previously in The Goblet of Fire, Ronald did something similar, and it was great to have his character arc conclude here when he rejoined the group. As for tensed moments? The Malfoy Manor was superb and it leading to the death of Dobby was depressing.

But honestly, my excitement for the story died down during the final act of the book, the showdown at Hogwarts and the epilogue. Everything felt rushed and a lot of plot elements I thought would be resolved were dropped or ignored. For example, what happened to Hermione’s S.P.E.W. she worked on back in The Order of the Phoenix? I was interested in seeing where that subplot was going. What of Griphook who stole back the Grinffindor sword in Gringotts? Did that negatively affect the relationship of Wizards and Goblins? I also wanted to see what happened to fan favorites like Luna and Neville after the events of book. There is so many more questions I have in my head that I would probably be here all day listing them off. Overall, I felt I was left with more questions than answers with this book. So there it is. I loved the entire series up until the final parts of the book. I’m curious what others thought as well so I would really appreciate if you guys would leave a comment.

Thank you for reading.

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