"Pottermore Presents" eBooks Reviewed!
Gosh, three blog posts in one week, I have been a busy bee! Or a busy Dumbledore, you might say. 😉 No? Well ... swiftly moving on ...
Today I thought I'd do a little review, as it's been a while since I posted one and they are my favourite to write! I'm not even sure anyone reads these posts, but I do love writing them and putting them out into the universe.
I'm not sure how I'm going to organise these reviews, as I have a *LOT* of books to get through. I was thinking about grouping them together, but I also won't want them to end up being too long-winded, so I guess we'll just find out what works best along the way!
Pottermore Presents are some of my favourite Harry Potter tie-in books. Obviously I'm not including the actual 7 books (or the 3 accompanying textbooks) in these reviews, as we all know how fantastic they are. But these Pottermore Presents books are unique of the tie-in books in that they were actually written by Jo herself.
Admittedly, a lot (if not all) of the information included in them can be found on Pottermore for free, but there's just something nice about reading them in fully-fledged book format, compared to trying to find an article on a website.
I remember when these eBooks were first announced, around the time the first Fantastic Beasts film was released. We were inundated with movie tie-in books, Cursed Child had been released earlier that year, and I was so overwhelmed by the sheer volume of Potter paraphernalia that I almost didn't buy these. Luckily, they were only £1.99 each, and being in eBook format, wouldn't take up space on my already full-to-bursting Potter bookshelf, so I thought I'd give them a try, and I'm so glad I did!
These are everything you could want form a Potter tie-in book: written by the Queen herself so they are definitely canon, full of interesting titbits, and absolutely hilarious. My favourite is definitely Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, although I did love learning more about Professors McGonagall and Lupin too!
I did see a lot of comments when they were announced about people not liking that they were only available in eBook format. I personally loved that, but I am an eBook convert. I love how many I can have on a device that doesn't take up much space; that it has a backlight so I don't have to get up to turn the light of; and as a glasses-wearer I love how I can make the font really big and read in bed without my glasses on.
So, if you've got an eReader (or a smart phone) and love Harry Potter I'd highly recommend these books. They're some of the best out there, and a fraction of the price. I would love if Pottermore released some more of these! Or who knows; maybe one day we'll finally get that encyclopedia? 😉
Stay magical! ⚡