Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)
by J.K. Rowling
Pages: 435
Source: Own
Format: Hardback

Rating: It's Harry Potter. Of course I loved it! 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously?

My Review:

(This is a Re-read)

Can I tell y'all something? This is actually the first book I ever read of Harry Potter. Yup, I actually started with book #3. For a long time my sister had tried to get me to start reading, and when she found out that I loved the first two movies (the only ones out at the time), she thought I would like the books. Finally I consented and let her read it to me. It's been my favorite ever since. 

I absolutely love The Prisoner of Azkaban. I really love the later books in the series, but there is just something about this one that makes me keep re-reading it. This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I've re-read this one. I think it's because it's the book that's on the precipice of change. The series really gets darker and deeper as it goes on, and this is the book that, while still light in nature, starts the detour into depth and darkness. It's the perfect mix of lightheartedness that we came to love, but with a darkness that binds you. 

This series has the best trio in book history. You get loyal Harry, humorous Ron, and intelligent Hermione. Their adventures and love for each other never cease to amaze me. And this is one series where I think I love every single secondary character and that's a big feat. And two of my favorites come in during this book: Lupin and Sirius! 

I don't really want to give too much away, but I always loved the plot of this book. I thought it was brilliantly done and I love that we really start to learn more about Harry's past and what happened to his parents. 


This was kind of a nonsense review but honestly, just read the Harry Potter books. They are amazing. I've never fallen in love with a series this much. And this book? My favorite. If you don't read the others (but have seen the movies) then at least give this one a try. 

All the best


  1. I love seeing people's reviews of re-reads, classics, and books like this that "everyone" has read. I don't know why, but it's a lot of fun to me because people seem to focus less on the technical and just kind of gush about why they love it, haha

    I guess it's like the "less businessy" side of book blogging or something.

    Anyway, I am totally with you - I can't think of another series where I love all (or mostly all) the secondary characters!

  2. COLLEEN: hahaha I love to gush XD It's just so much fun to re-read books you love. No matter how often I read them, it's like the first time all over again! Yay! Happy for another HP fan!!

    All the best ♥

  3. This is my favorite book of the series, too! Sirius is my favorite character in all of the books, and Lupin is fantastic, too. And I agree with you--this one is definitely where the series gets more dark, and you learn more about the past and Harry's father.

    It's funny that you started off reading this one, because I told so many people to do that! I told people to watch the first two movies and then read the third one, and if they weren't hooked, I wouldn't bother them anymore. But everyone went on to love them! Great review!


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