I realised that I haven’t posted a lot of reviews lately, and I’m sorry. Recently I’ve been sick so I’ve been through a reading slump from the 24th. Plus I’ve got a lot to write, so I’m sorry if I post everyday! I did read books but I’ve been too lazy to write reviews, so now that I’m feeling fine, I can write and post them!
Synopsis: Harry Potter can’t wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect – always in the wrong place – is Harry. But something much more terrifying has yet to be unleashed.
Published: July 1998
Number of pages: 384 pages
Edition read and reviewed: Bloomsbury Children, September 2014
Read: 18-20 February
Rating: /5 stars
Review: Another year at Hogwarts! This second book started quite a bit extraordinarily with the apparition of a house-elf warning Harry to not go to the famous school. This is one weird beginning if you ask me!
But as always, you are swept from the beginning into the magical world created by Rowling which keeps you on the edge and thirsty for more.
Yet again, I loved being disgusted by the Dursleys! (I think they provide a bad image of muggles in general – my uncle and aunt are both very sweet! 😉 ) Those selfish and grotesque characters did nothing to make me change my opinion about them… Not that I wanted it to change anyway 😉
I knew what was going to happen (having watched the movie) but Rowling still managed to surprise me page after page (thus increasing my deep-rooted belief that books are indeed better than movies). I could not stop myself from reading to know what was next..
I loved the intrigue and mystery better in this volume than in the first one; I thought that it was deeper and better thought of. It made the whole plot more interesting and less obvious, and turned into one heck of a plot twist! (which I would have found more mind blowing if I hadn’t watched the movie first *sigh*0
Harry, Hermione and Ron, they have been amazing as always! Hermione and her life-saving know-it-all behaviour, Ron and his wonderful ability to make me laugh,, and Harry, being HArry, offered me a magical reading day (and afternoon, evening and night :D) that will go as unforgettable.
As to Malfoy, I loved seeing other characters shutting him up while at the same time I feel sorry for the poor guy… It isn’t his fault his father is a lunatic, is it?
I’m so happy I finally got to read this amazing series! The books are so freaking amazing that you won’t regret reading them!