Pottermore Presents Ebooks Review

Due to each story corresponding with one another, and the fact that they are so short, I decided it would be best to review all three as one.

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Goodreads Summary:

‘Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom. William McGonagall is celebrated as the worst poet in British history. There was something irresistible to me about his name, and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall.’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.


These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way. 

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Goodreads Summary:

No Muggle Prime Minister has ever set foot in the Ministry of Magic, for reasons most succinctly summed up by ex-Minister Dugald McPhail (term of office 1858-1865): “their puir wee braines couldnae cope wi’ it.”’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.


These stories of power, politics and pesky poltergeists give you a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn’s early years as Potions master at Hogwarts – and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle. 

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Goodreads Summary:

‘The Ministry of Magic felt strongly, however, that to construct an additional wizarding station in the middle of London would stretch even the Muggles’ notorious determination not to notice magic when it was exploding in front of their faces.’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle . . . all at the turn of a page.

My Review

Ok so it’s kind of hard to make this an actual review seeing as these books were more of Harry Potter encyclopedias. So there is no real story to review upon. All I can tell you is how they made me feel. Any die hard Potter fan is gonna absolutely adore learning everything there is to know about the Wizarding World! J.K. Rowling inspired all the feels , and her chapter on Remus Lupin had me tearing up all over again. I truly felt like I was being educated on a topic that I sincerely cared about (unlike most my college courses).

The most unique part about the way these books are written is that after each section there is a section titled: “J.K. Rowling’s Thoughts.” You basically get a glimpse inside of her head as she was brainstorming/writing the Harry Potter books. You discover where her inspiration came from and how she thought up the names of characters. She even talks about ideas that she decided not to go with. If anything, reading these books increased my appreciation of her as an author even more! She did so much research, and put so so much thought into constructing the Harry Potter books; it’s absolutely amazing!! Even minor characters (ones I had completely forgotten existed until reading these) were given extensive backgrounds.

Though Rowling does touch on a lot of details I had been wondering about, I can’t help but feel that she could still tell us so much more, and give us spin off books on characters (wishful thinking I know). My inner fangirl would love to see a series written on the Marauders! Oh well, I most definitely enjoyed reading these lovely little ebooks, it made my heart happy and made me what to reread all the books now that I have a greater understanding.

I most definitely recommend any Harry Potter fan read these three books! Buy book the series on Amazon here!

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