Mischief Managed | Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

 This is a spoiler-free review.


 Book Title: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.

 Author: J.K. Rowling.

 Series: Harry Potter #3.

 Page Count: 462 Pages (Paperback).

 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic.

 Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 stars.


Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. His hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed, though, 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 his imagination that is making him feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?


Prisoner of Azkaban is seriously one of my favourite books in the series. It’s jam-packed full of action and happy moments and the plot is just so well written that it amazes me every single time I read it! 

Prisoner of Azkaban is the first book in the series that actually starts to delve into the darker side of the series and I really love how Rowling’s writing correlates with that, but what I love even more is the fact that her writing still remains light despite the darkness of the plot (it makes sense in my head). The plot of the third book has always been one that I find really interesting, I feel like it’s overflowing with secrets and I love discovering them all.

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Some of my favourite parts of this book is the fact that we get to meet so many wonderful new characters including Buckbeak, Sirius Black and Lupin. Lupin is probably my most favourite Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher of all time. He just has such a caring nature and such a passion for what he does! I love the fact that we get to explore more and more magical creatures with each new book such as Buckbeak. Another one of my favourite parts is definitely Harry’s journey on the Knight Bus, I’d give anything just to experience that for myself.

As for the golden trio, I love to see how they grown up and learn from all their many mistakes. I found it interesting that it wasn’t actually Harry that got them into trouble this time round, but actually Ron, I thought this was an interesting twist and I loved it. I also loved how Hermione learnt that she doesn’t have to take part in all classes to still be a great witch, I think she really discovered so much about herself and that’s why she is one of my absolute favourite characters of the entire series.

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

I really love Prisoner of Azkaban and it will forever be one of my favourite books in the series (for so many different reasons) but I’m so looking forward to Goblet of Fire because it’s my absolute favourite book of the entire series (so be prepared for a rave review).



  • The overall plot is entertaining and so interesting, I never get bored while reading this one.
  • It feature some of my favourite characters including Sirius and Lupin.
  • It has such interesting twists and turns and is filled with so many secrets and I love it!
  • I love the addition of Buckbeak and also the fact that Hagrid gets his first real teaching job.
  • Hermione grows so much as a character for me and that is truly why she is one of my favourite characters in the series.
  • The plot starts to darken a bit and I absolutely love how this gets incorporated into the books (Rowling can honestly do no wrong).


harry-potter Chamber of Secrets

Definitely recommending this one – there’s just so much that happens and it never disappoints!


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15 thoughts on “Mischief Managed | Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

      1. Ohh you totally should!! They’re not as good as the books (of course ) but still magical. Plus sometimes its good to just put them on so you dont have to think too much. I still prefer the first Dumbledore, he was a bit softer and more like the Dumbledore I envisioned in the books. The 2nd Dumbledore was a bit grumpy for my liking.

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      2. The movies are like some of my favourite movies ever and like you said it’s nice to just relax with them in the background 💖
        I’ve never actually looked at it that way, I’ll definitely check it out when I have my movie marathon 🙂 Either way, he remains one of my absolute favourite characters!

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  1. I’m loving reading your reviews for Harry Potter. It’s making me want to reread them. I really hope I find the time to reread them at some point this year. Also, I can’t wait for your Goblet of Fire review because that one is my favorite as well. Great review, Michelle! 😁♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa 🌸 Goblet of Fire seems quite popular, but I think it’s because it’s so adventurous! I hope you get the time to reread it as I would love to read your thoughts on them 😊

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