Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: June 21, 2003Genre: Fantasy, Middle GradeRating: 4.75 stars "You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord."Dark times have…

Review: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 8, 2000Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Magical School, Chosen OneRating: 4.75 stars "There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways... their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction -…

Review: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 8, 1999Genre: Fantasy/Middle GradeMy Rating: 5 stars Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he's after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors,…

Review: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 2, 1998Genre: Fantasy/MiddlegradeRating: 4.5 stars 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…

Review: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

Title: Harry and The Sorcerer's StoneAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: June 26, 1997Genre: FantasyMy Rating: 5 stars Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells…

Review: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Title: Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)Author: Laini TaylorPublication Date: March 28, 2017Genre/Audience: Fantasy/YAMy Rating: 4.5/5 stars The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic…