♡ This is a spoiler-free review.
♡ Book Title: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
♡ Author: J.K. Rowling.
♡ Series: Harry Potter #4.
♡ Page Count: 617 Pages (Paperback).
♡ Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic.
♡ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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!
Goblet of Fire has forever been my favourite book in the series; it just has so much going for it and there’s so much action and adventure. This book is jam packed with action; from the Quidditch World Cup to the Triwizard Tournament to coming face to face with Lord Voldemort – this entire book will have you on the edge of your seat! Plus there’s amazing plot twists and great character development.
♡ What I really liked:
I love all the action and adventure. There’s action and adventure when they go to the Quidditch world cup; the scenes that take place during the world cup are definitely some of my favourites. The descriptions of the campsite and the Quidditch match are so vivid and detailed that it almost feels like I’m right there! I’m still upset that they decided to cut this from the movies. The action of The Triwizard tournament also always has me on the edge of my seat. The concept behind it was simply brilliant and I love all the tasks, but the lake task is definitely my favourite.
What I also loved was the addition of the other magical schools. Before this book and the mention of Durmstrung and Beauxbaton I also always thought that Hogwarts was the only magical school in the world. The brilliance of J.K’s writing always seems to amaze me during Goblet of Fire. Everything that happens is just so cunning and everything just all of a sudden clicks into place and all the puzzle pieces just seem to fit. It’s brilliant and the ending always has me amazed.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
Character development is huge in this book. Harry grows up a little more especially when he faces all the dangers of the Triwizard Tournament and everything that happens after he touches the cup in the maze. I think that Ron also gets a bit of a wake-up call; especially when it comes to romance and Hermione. Hermione comes out of her shell some more and I really loved seeing the more relaxed side of Hermione at the Yule Ball.
♡ What I disliked:
I don’t like Ron’s childish behaviour after the Goblet shoots out Harry’s name. I understand that he was jealous, but it always somehow seems to make my reading experience less enjoyable. I think it’s simply because there is some tension and Harry Potter is all about happy things for me.
If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I’m also not as fond of the house elf called Winky. I don’t know why, but I just don’t like her or her part in the book.
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Definitely recommend! Especially this one as it’s my favourite in the series.