Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

This should be a 5 star book. It has so many amazing moments, pretty much from Malfoy Manor onwards. The battle of Hogwarts is spectacular and heartbreaking. I much prefer the final duel between Harry and Voldemort in this compared to the movie version. No stupid special effects, no long drawn out battle. It feels much more real and meaningful. And the final thud really resonates. So why no 5 star? 

Well it’s two things. The pacing and title. It really got bogged down in the first half of the book. Too much time spent just sitting around. Yes it affects the plot but that brings up the second point.

We get introduced to another whole plot revolving the deathly hollows. I really felt this could be skipped as it took away from the story that had been built up. OK the elder wand was fairly pivotal but the rest of it played no real part and I think actively took away from the story. 

Still though it is such a great end to the series and I am sure I will be reading it again some time in the future.

4 stars out of 5

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