Author: J.K. Rowling
Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books
Released: September 8, 1999
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult Adventure
Series: Harry Potter
In Series: 3
Read: October 2015
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well; and the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts . . . he’s at Hogwarts.”
Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
As evident by her previous books, Rowling is the queen of magical storytelling. Prisoner of Azkaban was no different. This book was absolutely bloody brilliant. I had so much fun reading it and seeing how different the movie was from the book. I’ve had a few people tell me that this book was there favorite and a few that say it’s the weakest in the series and while I see both sides, it’s still fantastic. It was fun, full of adventure that kept me on my toes all while completely becoming a game changer. I loved that we got more insight on what happened the night Lily and James died and learned more about my precious Sirius. God I love him ❤ And Lupin! I am not going to lie, I cried when he was leaving Hogwarts 😥
One of my favorite parts about this book was “Hermione’s Secret” 🙂 I thought this was so funny seeing Harry and especially Ron completely confused as to how Hermione was in two places at once and how she was taking so many class. Leave it to Hermione to have something completely awesome and use it for more classes 😉 On the other hand, it was kind of sad that because of this she was a little absent for this book, especially because the boys were not speaking with her.
Though this book was very entertaining, it was a little calm. I know there isn’t going to be some epic battle at the end or some confrontation with Voldemort, but all the build up to Sirius was intense and then when Harry meets him it was a little underwhelming. But it makes sense because Sirius being who he is…
Speaking of Sirius, oh god I am a puddle of feels after the ending of this book. I have always loved Sirius while watching the movies and the book has just made me love him more. I crumbled into pieces when Sirius asks Harry if he wants to live with him and he gets so happy when Harry says yes ❤ ❤ ❤ And just learning everything about his relationship with Harry’s parents *sigh* such a great character.
I don’t really have much else to say about this book, but it was really great. I can’t wait to read more 🙂