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Book Reviews

October 4th, 2021

The Christmas Pig Review: J.K. Rowling at her best

The Christmas Pig J.K. Rowling Hachette Kids – October 12th, 2021 4.5 / 5 ⭐ J.K. Rowling’s first children’s novel since Harry Potter1 is published next week, and it is the most enjoyable book by the author in the last decade. It is a feel-good book, full of surprises, which will delight adults and children […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #45 · September 2020

Troubled Blood - Review

Troubled Blood: Review

Troubled Blood, the new book by J.K. Rowling under the pen name of Robert Galbraith, is out next week. This is our review before its release. Troubled Blood Robert Galbraith Sphere – September 15th, 2020 4 / 5 ⭐ Minor spoilers The long awaited fifth installment in the Cormoran Strike series is the longest one, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #30 · June 2019

Book Review: The Boy at the top of the Mountain

The Boy at the top of the Mountain John Boyne This is a very special story, I have to set a disclaimer before I start with my review. The topics that it tells are very sensible and for that reason is important to remember that this is a work of fiction. As any other historical […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #29 · May 2019

Book Review: Caraval, by Stephanie Garber

Caraval Stephanie Garber [wordery isbn=”9781473629165″]Buy it now[/wordery] If you like a good mystery, fantasy and romance, this trilogy is for you. Written by Stephanie Garber, the Caraval world is just as magical as the name sounds. The first book was published on January in 2017, Caraval was the beginning of the quest that was going […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #28 · April 2019

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper, by Kerri Maniscalco

by Ayelén Vegagil Espósito Stalking Jack The Ripper Kerri Maniscalco [wordery isbn=”9780316273497″]Buy it now[/wordery] He murdered women in cold blood. He terrorized an entry city. He taunted those of us who hunted him down. But despite all these horrors, in the end I could not deny it… I was the girl who loved the Ripper. […]

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April 17th, 2015

Very Good Lives – J.K. Rowling

Very Good Lives J.K. Rowling Little Brown, 2015 [wordery isbn=9781408706787][/wordery] In 2008, J.K. Rowling was invited by Harvard University to deliver a commencement speech. In her speech, Rowling provided inspirational advice for anyone at a turning point in life, telling her own stories of her own post-graduate years. That speech is now published in book […]

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March 29th, 2015

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013 – Philip W. Errington

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013 Philip W. Errington Bloomsbury, 2015 [wordery isbn=9781849669740][/wordery]

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October 14th, 2013

The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo’s Calling Robert Galbraith Sphere, 2013 [wordery isbn=9780751549256][/wordery] Can J.K. Rowling write something more enjoyable than Harry Potter? Well, the answer is here with us, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. It had been a long time since I last read a book that was not possible to put down. Robert Galbrith, who later […]

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June 2nd, 2013

Haunters – Thomas Taylor

Haunters Thomas Taylor The Chicken House, 2012 – Scholastic, 2013 [wordery isbn=9781906427788][/wordery] Thomas Taylor’s first novel brings back one of my favorite subjects: time travel. But how? Or I should say where? Since his father died, David Utherwise has been dreaming about Eddie, another 14-year-old boy who he already considered his friend, who he cares […]

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October 15th, 2012

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling Little Brown, 2012 [wordery isbn=9780751561609][/wordery] It may be hard to write a review of The Casual Vacancy without making any reference to Harry Potter. After all, both can be summarized with teenagers and their parents fighting for the control of a society. The argument couldn’t be more interesting – as […]

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May 12th, 2012

One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe - Tim Hailand

One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe – Tim Hailand

One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe Tim Hailand Hailand Books, 2009 One day in the life of Daniel Radcliffe” is the first book by Tim Hailand, a photographic artist based in New York City. It captures a normal day in the life of the actor, during his experience in Broadway while working on […]

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September 5th, 2011

Dear Me... A letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self - Joseph Galliano (Foreword by J.K. Rowling)

Dear Me… A letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self – Joseph Galliano (Foreword by J.K. Rowling)

Dear Me… A letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self Joseph Galliano (Foreword by J.K. Rowling) Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), 2011 [wordery isbn=9781451649673][/wordery]> The people from Simon & Schuster were kind enough to send me a copy of Dear Me… A letter to my sixteen-year-old self two months prior to its release date. Dear Me… is […]

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July 26th, 2011

Harry Potter and History – Nancy Reagin

Harry Potter and History Nancy Reagin Wiley, 2011 [wordery isbn=9780470574720][/wordery] Harry Potter and History starts off with a timeline which includes the major events of our world alongside with the most important events of the magic world. This beginning is great for a book that’ll try to identify the history of the magic world in […]

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March 21st, 2011

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards – Tom Morris

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards Tom Morris Crown Business, 2006 [wordery isbn=9780385517546][/wordery] What would happen if Harry Potter, as an adult, was in charge of General Electric, one of the biggest corporations? The author argues the problems Harry Potter and his friends face are, rarely, solved […]

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December 29th, 2010

Harry Potter Film Wizardry

Harry Potter Film Wizardry – Brian Sibley, Miraphora Mina, Eduardo Lima

Harry Potter Film Wizardry Brian Sibley, Miraphora Mina, Eduardo Lima Collins Design, 2010 [wordery isbn=9780593071717][/wordery] Harry Potter Film Wizardry invites you, according to the book’s description in Amazon, to dive in the magical world of Harry Potter. A perfect way to explain this book with words, to describe the experience you get flipping its pages, […]

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December 26th, 2010

Harry Potter should have died

Harry Potter should have died – Emerson Spartz, Ben Schoen

Harry Potter should have died Emerson Spartz, Ben Schoen Ulysses Press, 2009 [wordery isbn=9781569757116][/wordery] The Harry Potter saga ended in mid-2007, but the magical world J. K. Rowling created is big enough to, even after thousands and thousands of pages, still create doubts amongst readers. That’s how ‘Harry Potter Should Have Died’ appears, written by […]

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December 1st, 2010

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book: Based on the Film Phenomenon

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book: Based on the Film Phenomenon – Bruce Foster, Andrew Williamson

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book: Based on the Film Phenomenon Bruce Foster, Andrew Williamson Insight Editions, 2010 The Harry Potter series deserved its very own pop up book. The Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book: Based on the Film Phenomenon does it justice, even though it is sort of a playground instead of a book, something […]

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November 19th, 2010

The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder

The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder – Sayre Van Young

The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder Sayre Van Young Ulysses Press, 2008 [wordery isbn=9781569756843][/wordery] At a first glance, The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder can be mistaken with Steve Vander Ark’s The Lexicon. The “Vocabulary Builder” is not a compilation of words invented by Rowling, but a dictionary of those uncommon English words used by the […]

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November 12th, 2010

The Lexicon - Steve Vander Ark

The Lexicon – Steve Vander Ark

The Lexicon Steve Vander Ark RDR Books, 2009 [Official Website] In the last months of 2008, there were two mayor subjects in the Potter Book World: The Tales of Beedle the Bard and The Lexicon. With so many comings and goings in the courts, we can finally get our hands on Steve Vander Ark’s The Lexicon, […]

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November 10th, 2010

The Deathly Hallows Lectures

The Deathly Hallows Lectures – John Granger

The Deathly Hallows Lectures John Granger Zossima Press, 2008 [wordery isbn=9780972322171][/wordery] This is not the first time I review a John Granger‘s book. You can read the Unlocking Harry Potter review here. In this case, The Deathly Hallows Lecture is not the continuation to Unlocking Harry Potter, although it clarifies the key plots that were unfinished […]

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November 10th, 2010

Unlocking Harry Potter

Unlocking Harry Potter – John Granger

Unlocking Harry Potter John Granger Zossima Press, 2007 [wordery isbn=9780972322126][/wordery] John Granger, author of a lot of books about Harry Potter, he had the kindness to send us one of his books: “Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys or the Serious Reader”. Accros the five chapters -one per key- John takes us into differents topics and […]

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November 10th, 2010

Harry, a History

Harry, a History – Melissa Anelli

Harry, a History Melissa Anelli Simon & Schuster, 2008 [wordery isbn=9781416554950][/wordery] Melissa Anelli knows what She does when She writes and talks about the Harry Potter phenomenom and everything related. And there is a reason: She is not anyone in the Potter fandom, She is a fan who because her dedication, get some attention She […]

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