10 "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" Tie-In Books Reviewed!
Something you need to know about me is that I am a GIANT Ravenclaw. Not like, in actual size, but I crave ALL knowledge, especially anything Potter related! So, naturally, I am an absolute sucker for any of the tie-in books. I even like to keep a list of all the fun facts I find in them that I want to remember! And when I say list...I actually mean multiple lists totalling about 81k words with page references PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME.
I often get asked which ones are the best if someone's looking for a gift, or wants to treat themselves, so I thought it might be helpful to review them! I'm hoping on turning this into a series (seriously, I have SO MANY), but I thought I'd start with the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald ones first as they're the most recent (and also I freaking love that film, but more on that later!).
I'll try not to make this too long, but you might want to pop the kettle on! Milk and two sugars please 😉
Alrighty, so I'm going to include the books that were released in the run up to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald that were mostly information from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but had some information on the new film. I wasn't sure whether to include these or not, but I bought them mostly to see the new information, so I thought I might as well! I will also be rating them chronologically rather than in order of which I prefer.
Fantastic Beasts: A Cinematic Yearbook (Scholastic, released 1st October 2018)
Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts: A Spellbinding Guide to the Films of the Wizarding World (Scholastic, released 1st October 2018)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic - Jody Revenson (HarperCollins, released 2nd October 2018)
Magical Movie Handbook (Scholastic, released 4th October 2018)
Entertainment Weekly: The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts 2nd edition (Entertainment Weekly, released 9th November 2018)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic Audiobook (Pottermore Publishing, released 16th November 2018)
The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Signe Bergstrom (HarperCollins, released 16th November 2018)
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Dermot Power (HarperCollins, released16th November 2018)
Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Ian Nathan (HarperCollins, released16th November 2018)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Movie Magic - Jody Revenson (Penguin, released 16th November 2018)
There we go! Are you still with me? If you are THANK YOU, if you have wandered off to make another cup of tea or have a nap, I can't blame you 😜 If you've scrolled down here to see which is the best Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald tie-in book to buy - I highly recommend The Archive of Magic and the Makers, Mysteries and Magic audiobook. But seriously, if you're buying for a Potter fan they'll love anything!
Also, I know I said "knowledge" 12 times (I counted) but I just want to KNOW ALL THE THINGS!!
I am planning to do more tie-in book reviews, as well as taking you with me to visit some of the filming locations, showing my merchandise (I am currently building the big Lego Hogwarts and having the time of my life), and MANY other bits and bobs (seriously, you should see my list - it's GIANT). If you just want to see something specific, you can always have a look at the labels and the archive on the menu to the left (if you're on mobile you'll need to click the three little lines at the top to bring the menu up)
See you soon 😘