Second post in the Potter Challenge challenge (😂), participating in thsi with Sara from Freadom Library!
So, what will you find in this post?
- Some of my thoughts
- A little about my wand
- My favourites spells and the ones I would work on!
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself!
I enjoyed this book!
After the first book and what felt kind of an introduction now I feel like we got more story.
I felt into the book a lot more than in the first book. I could picture a lot of things better.
As for the story, I really enjoyed it. I think these books have a lot of mystery and things you have to guess, which is great because I love that kind of things. Then in the last part of the book is where most of the action happens and the book gets so much faster.
Other thing I really like about this book is that we get to read about a lot of different creatures and they are so cool!! The fenix is one of my favourite mythological creatures but they are all so cool!
About the characters, I feel mostly the same about Harry, Ron and Hermione. I like them but I still don’t love them, however I can see that happening in the future books because as I read more of them, slowly, I like them a bit more.
I hated Lockhart. He was so annoying and so silly that sometimes I laughed because he couldn’t be saying that. But ughh!
The Weasley family was so great! I loved them so much because they are not rich in money but they are definitely rich in other things. As brothers and sisters I love the bond between them.
I’m surprised by the main role that Ginny has at the end of the book. I didn’t expect that. Yes, she is there and she is not that younger, just one year but she is not part of the ‘main’ characters until the end of the book when she gets this new role. I’m curious to see if she keeps this in the other books.
Overall, I enjoyed this. It has a great story and we get to know more of the world and characters. I can’t wait to continue this series and maybe get some 5/5 stars? We will see…
Check my full review here.
ChestnutThis is a most curious, multi-faceted wood, which varies greatly in its character depending on the wand core, and takes a great deal of colour from the personality that possesses it. The wand of chestnut is attracted to witches and wizards who are skilled tamers of magical beasts, those who possess great gifts in Herbology, and those who are natural fliers. However, when paired with dragon heartstring, it may find its best match among those who are overfond of luxury and material things, and less scrupulous than they should be about how they are obtained. Conversely, three successive heads of the Wizengamot have possessed chestnut and unicorn wands, for this combination shows a predilection for those concerned with all manner of justice.
UnicornUnicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard. Minor disadvantages of unicorn hair are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although the wand wood may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may ‘die’ and need replacing.
10 ¾” in lengthThe following notes on wand length are taken from notes on the subject by Mr Garrick Ollivander, wandmaker:Most wands will be in the range of between nine and fourteen inches. While I have sold extremely short wands (eight inches and under) and very long wands (over fifteen inches), these are exceptionally rare. In the latter case, a physical peculiarity demanded the excessive wand length. However, abnormally short wands usually select those in whose character something is lacking, rather than because they are physically undersized (many small witches and wizards are chosen by longer wands).
Hard flexibilityThe following notes on wand flexibility are taken from notes on the subject by Mr Garrick Ollivander, wandmaker:Wand flexibility or rigidity denotes the degree of adaptability and willingness to change possessed by the wand-and-owner pair – although, again, this factor ought not to be considered separately from the wand wood, core and length, nor of the owner’s life experience and style of magic, all of which will combine to make the wand in question unique.
We thought about sharing our favourite spells, those that sound soo good and wish we could do them.
To protect myself:
- Confundus—>Used to confuse opponent.
- Expecto Patronum—>Creates a Patronus (and I would love love love to see how my Patronus is)
- Expelliarmus—>Disarms your opponent
- Expulso—>Makes objects explode (this is when my bad personality comes to life…joking, but thankfully I can’t do this one because when I’m frustrated because of objects, in general technological objects, I want them to explode, or at least go away 😂)
Because I can (not really, but shh):
- Muffliato—>Prevents nearby people from listening to conversations. (How cool is this? It can be really useful!)
This is all for this post! Let me know what you thought of this and what do you think of this book!