Pottermore Presents...

This collection of three short ebooks was really quite wonderful. I'll go into more detail about what each book is about below, but as a general overview, they're all about the history of the Harry Potter world. Not only do we get the in-world history, but we get J.K. Rowling's personal thoughts and her journey on how she chose names, traits and so much more.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

It's extremely hard for me to pick a favourite but I think this might be it, purely because it deals with a lot of my favourite characters. My all time favourite character, Remus Lupin, gets an emotional chapter. From hisfather, to his werewolf bite, his friends at Hogwarts and his tragic death. Minerva McGonagall, Sybill Trelawney and a few others are also featured in this book.

"You don't have to be a sword-wielding Gryffindor to be a hero, sometimes all it takes is having your heart in the right place."

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

This book delves into the darker side of things, including backstories on Professor Umbridge, Horace Slughorn and Azkaban. One of my favourite sections was the complete list of every Minister for Magic and their impact on the wizarding world.

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

If you were going to read any of these, I would say this should be the one. I feel like this give the most information. We learn about how Rowling came up with Platform 9 3/4 and her personal association with King's Cross Station, about the Hufflepuff common room, the ghosts haunting the castle, and so much more! I don't want to spoil anything, but did you know Ron and Harry didn't crash into the Whomping Willow in the original draft of Chamber of Secrets? You'll have to read to find out how it was originally planned. 

Even though I did love them, I will say I think it's kind of ridiculous to expect people to spend ~$3 on each book when most of the information is available for free online. I never really got into Pottermore so I hadn't read any of this before so it was really excited to find out all this new information. As I said before most of the information in these ebooks is on Pottermore so if you're an active member on there you probably already know the majority of it, however, there are some new exclusives so you might want to pick these up anyway if you're a die-hard fan like myself.

Published by Zoe Powley


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