Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #4
First published July 8th, 2000
Genres: YA, Fantasy
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“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 Hallowe’en, 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!
This was my first time reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and I never thought I would love it so much! It’s my least favorite movie, so I wasn’t especially excited about this particular installment, but holy shit, I loved it SO much!
I was really surprised by this book, it was, for me, much better than the movie. I always felt that from the 3rd to the 4th Harry Potter, there was a drastic change in everything, but especially mood. And although I understood it, it became one of my least favorite movies for that reason. But this book was so much better! All the feelings I had with the movie, of not liking some things, didn’t even appear while reading this. It was dark, yes, but it had so much less teenager-y stress and annoyance in it… I especially liked the trio’s dynamic way more in the book! But there were tons of details that I loved in this book.
My favorite parts had to be Dobby appearing so much and obviously every part with Hagrid, especially some pretty emotional ones. They are just some of my fav characters ever, those two. I loved how much they appeared and how tiny things were wrapped-up differently and in a sweeter and more magical way. I was just completely in love with this book. So many details I was missing! I can’t even believe it… Also, all parts with Sirius were even more delightful to read about!
There’s a lot of tenseness and excitement in this book, it has even more going on than the previous ones and it was packed full with tiny amazing details that I loved, like Winky! That was definitely a highlight for me!
This turned out to be one of my favorite books so far, the third one is always my gem, but this one is a really close second. It’s extremely interesting, fast-paced, full of emotions and action and magic and EVERYTHING! After reading this, I have to say that it’s 100% worth it reading the books, instead of only seeing the movies. This was excellent and I can’t believe it took me so long to finally read it!
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