Book Review

Featured on Friday (1)

Featured on Friday is a new feature to be introduced to Queen of Contemporary. Whether it be a review, interview or guest post, I’m going to feature something each week that I like, have been raving about or just want to share with you.

Summary from Goodreads:

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…if Harry can survive the encounter. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

I cannot believe that I’ve waited this long to read this series. I’ve had this on my shelf since January but still haven’t bothered to pick it up until now. I am so angry with myself because I should have read them ages ago, especially as it’s now one of my favourite books of all time!
Ginny the Guinea Pig

We first meet Harry when he is eleven years old. I don’t normally read books with protagonists as young as that but it really worked with the third person narration. Harry is treated appallingly by his aunt and uncle, them favouring his cousin Dudley. In their eyes, Dudley can do no wrong. 

One of the best things about this book was the world building. I immersed myself in the wizarding world and felt so comfortable learning about it. I loved Diagon Alley and Hogwarts. The depth that Rowling has gone to to create such a world is amazing. I was blown away by the attention to detail.

I loved all of the characters. Even the ones you’re supposed to hate (Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle etc.) did something to me and they’re such an important part of the story. And I love Hagrid. And Dumbledore. And Professor McGonagall. AND GINNY WEASLEY! I’ve even named my guinea pig after her!

I’ve already started reading the rest in the series and they get better and better. I definitely know why so many people have raved about them because THEY NEED TO BE RAVED ABOUT.

RATING: 1,000,000/5 

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    24 May, 2013 at 6:00 am

    AHHHHH HARRY POTTER!!! Wait until you get to The Prisoner of Azkaban 😛 FRED AND GEORGE WEASLEY<3<3 And your guinea pig is cute, even if I'm scared of guinea pigs.

    P.S. You should turn Featured on Friday into a weekly blog meme. Just a thought. 🙂

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    Pink Lady 631
    24 May, 2013 at 11:03 am

    So many people have been trying to get me to read them. Like everytime they see me reading a book it’s constant nagging. I have them and everything but I guess I’m afraid that I will be the one to hate them. I’m glad you speak so highly of it because maybe that’s the motivation I need to read it. I’m hoping to read them next month after my pile has settled down.

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    24 May, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Yay for Harry Potter love! I’m so glad you love them, they are a huge part of a lot of blogger’s lives, especially mine 😀

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    24 May, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I am so glad you love these books! Harry Potter is one of my favourite ever book series, I adore them so much. You’re definitely right in saying that these books need to be raved about!

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    Georgia from BooksAndWritersJNR
    24 May, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Wahey! HArry Potter! Welcome to the fandom. Lucy 😀 I’ve been a fan since I started reading them at five… wow, so, like… I’ve been a fan for 8 years 0.0

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    Sophie Louise
    24 May, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I haven’t read these yet, but know I really need to! I wish I had read them sooner now, as well as the Percy Jackson’s but this Summer they will be completely. And, your Ginny – Pig(See what I did there?) is so adorable! I have a Guinea-Pig called Fluffy and they are the cutest pets ever right?

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    Kezia D
    25 May, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I haven’t read HP too… Glad that you’re liking the series 🙂 My friend also told me to read/watch HP, but too bad I’m not allowed by my parents :/ And I don’t normally enjoy books narrated by young protagonists too. Cute guinea pig, btw! Kinda reminds me of G-Force haha >.<

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    Sarah (TotalTeenFiction)
    25 May, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Ginny is my absolute favourite character! <3 I'm so glad you're enjoying Potter 😀 it's one of those books that changed my life. I'm going to Leakycon (a Harry Potter convention) this year and I'm so freaking excited! I approve of your rating too 😉 love this feature - look forward to seeing what else you have to share!

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    Rachel (Booktastic Reviews) :D
    26 May, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    YAY for Ginny! xD

    SO, SO, SO glad you’re enjoying this series! IT IS AWESOME-SAUCE! 😀

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    Rebekah Campbell
    26 May, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Hahaha love your rating, Lucy! So glad you’re enjoying the series 🙂 It’s one of those that I wish I’d started back when they first came out but never managed to stick with.
    Ginny is so cute!

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