Genre: Fiction, YA, Fantasy, Adventure
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can’t wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry can’t know that the atmosphere is darkening around him, and his worst enemy is preparing a fate that it seems will be inescapable …With characteristic wit, fast-paced humour and marvellous emotional depth, J.K. Rowling has proved herself yet again to be a master story-teller.
This is Harry Potter’s fourth year at Hogwarts, this year follows the Triwizard Tournament – a life threatening event in which the contestants have to undergo various challenges to be crowned the champion – and get a hefty reward to go with it.
This novel is absolutely huge compared to the other books and adds up to around 700 pages! However there is an immense amount of detail that goes in to all the different aspects therefore I think the extra 200 or so pages are definitely worthwhile just for the sheer amount of detail.
I think this book is the one that really made me fall in love with the wizarding world of Harry Potter, it has a mix of suspense, drama and emotion. So many different emotions throughout this book! This is the first book in the series that really shows the darker side of the story, although it is a fun book with the different tasks the ending really puts it aside from the others so far in the series and I think that is what makes it such a good book.
One of my most favourite parts of this book is learning about the other magic schools in this world, their headteachers and some of the pupils, they were described in such detail it was amazing! Also the Yule Ball has to be my favourite event in the whole series, just the thought of it all – ahh! It also shows the start of Ron and Hermione’s future relationship which I think is so cute!
Once again I loved this book as I do with all the books in the series, I would definitely recommend this however I do suggest having a box of tissues ready at the end..you will see why when you read it.
Summing up: Another amazing book from J.K. Rowling