Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #2
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Page Count: 256 Pages
Pub. Date: Hardcover, published in 2004 by Raincoast Books, originally published in June 1998 by Bloomsbury in London.
Harry can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts School. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a chamber of secrets, holding unknown horrors to magicians of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect - who's always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed.
This series is reminding me of magical Nancy Drew (which I loved as a child BTW). Harry finds himself right in the middle of another mystery at Hogwarts. I was happy that, again, I was kept guessing throughout the whole book, and I loved how it all unfolded.
Rowling does a great job of character development, it was easy to grow attached to the good characters and hate the bad ones. I particularly liked the suspense of Dobby the house elf. There was an air of mystery throughout the story that kept me reading.
I must say that I liked this one a lot better than the first, but I am still waiting to be blown away.
My Rating: 4/5
~ Other books in this series ~#1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
#2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
#3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
#4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
#5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
#6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
#7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
~ You'll like this series if you liked ~The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, or Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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