by J.K. Rowling
Bloomsbury Hardback (Adult edition), 601 p.
Book #6 in the Harry Potter series
(Book #28 for 2007, Book #6 for M&N's Summer 7 Challenge)
Finished and just in time! I had forgotten so much that happens in this book! It was almost like reading it for the first time as I didn’t remember what would come next a lot of the time. That did make it fun to read but goes to show how much I missed racing through it 2 years ago to find out the ending. And what a sad ending it is! Knowing the outcome this time around, Snape’s Unbreakable Vow in Chapter Two had so much more meaning! All in all I'm so very glad I decided to reread all the previous books leading up to the release of Book #7 tomorrow. With everything fresh in my mind, it should be a thrilling read. There are a lot of things that need to be wrapped up in the next and final book and I’m very curious to see how Rowling has done this. So, fingers crossed that the book arrives promptly tomorrow morning. (OK. I've just checked the status on Amazon and it has been picked up by the couriers from the warehouse so it's looking good!)
My Rating: 4/5
Click HERE for some fun facts and speculation from The Harry Potter Lexicon.
Note on this edition: I'm usually one for consistency and of course I've stuck religiously to the British editions but you may or may not have noticed that this one is different from the rest of my set. I was a bit slow to get on the Harry wagon and the first 3 were already out in paperback when I started reading them. Then I waited for #4 in paperback. But from #5 I was fully caught up in it and bought the hardback on the day of release. I'm not sure when they introduced the dark adult covers but I stayed with the children's cover for #5 since it matched my other 4, just a bit bigger. But then for #6 I debated quite a long time before pre-ordering from Amazon but I just couldn't resist this cover, on the adult edition, completely breaking my earlier colourful line-up on the shelves! Believe me, it was quite a decision! But I still love this cover so I don't regret it. And this time I've again ordered the adult cover for Book #7 since the children's edition cover art is rather psychedelic. Anyway, mismatched or not, it's certainly been a fun series to read!