Monday, July 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 92: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

I actually finished this book over the long holiday weekend and had intended to post this last Tuesday, but my ISP apparently had issues, which meant I had NO CONNECTION. Yeah, wasn't happy. So, I am posting it this week. I'm glad I read this final installment of the series before the very last movie comes out this Friday, and that friends and I watched HP7.1 over the weekend. I hope you enjoy the teasers I've selected from this book!

And then, out of nowhere, out of nothing, they were surrounded. At least thirty hooded figures, suspended in midair, formed a vast circle in the midst of which the Order members had risen, oblivious—
(pg 55)


"Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?" asked Scrimgeour.

"No, I'm not," retorted Hermione. "I'm planning to do some good in the world!"
(pg 124)


The tethered dragon let out a roar, and a gush of flame flew over the goblins; wizards fled, doubled-up, back the way they had come, and inspiration, or madness, came to harry. Pointing his wand at the thick cuffs chaining the beast to the floor, he yelled, "Relashio!"

The cuffs broke open with loud bangs.

"This way!" Harry yelled, and still shooting Stunning Spells at the advancing goblins, he sprinted toward the blind dragon.

(pg 541)

ABOUT THE BOOK (from Good Reads):
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7)
By JK Rowling

As the novel begins, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to systematically—and forcibly—change the entire culture of the magic community: Muggle-born wizards, for example, are being rounded up and questioned, and all "blood traitors" are being imprisoned. But as Voldemort and his followers ruthlessly pursue the fugitive with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, Potter finally uncovers the jaw-dropping truth of his existence....

Undoubtedly Rowling's crowning literary achievement, this triumphant final installment not only answers any and all questions surrounding integral characters like Albus Dumbledore, Voldemort, Severus Snape, Neville Longbottom, and Draco Malfoy but also brilliantly deals with some decidedly adult themes—mortality, faith, duty, honor, etc.—with a lyrical simplicity that will touch the hearts of readers of all ages.
~Paul Goat Allen


Jennifer G. said...

Can't wait for the movie this Friday!!!!

Heather said...

Jennifer G: I don't know if I will get to see it this weekend, but I too am looking forward to it.

Shelley Munro said...

I really enjoyed this last book in the series. The movie will be good , I'm sure!

Here’s My Teaser

Kathy Martin said...

Great teasers and a nice way to get ready for the last movie. My teasers are from Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong and Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. Happy reading!

Heather said...

Shelley: I enjoyed this one, too, and can't wait to see how the movie series ends.

Thanks, Kathy!

Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

It gets me teary just reading this. I need to hurry up and finish that series!

Mine is from The Daughter of Siena.

Lea said...

This was a great teaser to post right before the movie comes out next week-- I'll be one of the HP nuts standing in line for the opening midnight showing haha :) What a GREAT series!!

You can see my TT for this week at the link below ;)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

jlshall said...

Good teasers! I'll probably never make it to the final book in the series, but I'll definitely see the movie!

My teaser's from Mr. Chartwell this week.

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

Super Awesome teasers!! Can't wait for the movie!!

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SusanB-knits said...

Great teaser! I love these books and reread them all last year. I can't wait for Fri!!!!

Kati R said...

I'm so flipping excited about the last movie! Great teasers.

My historical romance TT.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about a good teaser :) LOL anxious for the last movie as well. Here's mine: Teaser!

Also, check out my anniversary giveaway!

~Zakiya LadyWings

Tribute Books Mama said...

Love the books can't wait for the movie.

Sally said...

Harry Potter Rules! I am currently re-watching all the movies before Sunday which is when I am going to see the final movie.

Heather said...

Crystal: There are definitely some tearful moments in both the book and final movies. Oh, and since I'm finalyl done I feel free to nag others, so--hurry up and finish already! *vbg*

Lea: Thank you, glad you approve. *g* I will NOT be attending a midnight showing. I'd probably miss half the movie, LOL.

Joy: I hope you do get round to reading the last books of the series. I'm so glad I met my goal of finishing before the last movie!

Heather said...

Greta: Thank you.

Susan: I've been taking a lot of slack for only just finishing them for the first time. I'm sure I will get round to rereading them sometime in the future.

Kati: It's sort of sad and exciting all at once, isn't it, knowing the series will finally be concluded?

Heather said...

Zakiya: Hehe...thanks. Hope this whetted peoples' desire to see the last movie.

TBM: Same here! *G*

Sally: I too have been rewatching all of the movies, though a little out of order, since friends and I were getting together to watch HP7.1 last Friday, I watched movies 1, 5 and 6 during the week, then 2 and 3 over the weekend. Need to rewatch 4 again and - aw, heck, might just watch 5 and 6 again before 7.2 (I don't yet have 7.1 myself or I'd be seeing that again, too).

Under the Covers said...

Love Harry Potter, great teaser. I can't wait to see the final film Friday!

My Teaser

Suzanne @ Under the Covers

Sharon said...

A great teaser! I have seen the movies but haven't yet read the books.

My TT,

Have a nice week.

Maria said...

Great teaser, the deathly hollows was my favorite book in the series.

Heather said...

Suzanne: It feels as though we've been waiting forever for this final movie, doesn't it?

Sharon: I hope you will pick up one or two of the books some day. I did not start them until after the third or fourth movie, but am glad I finally read them.

Maria: I don't know if I would consider this one my favorite, but there was certainly a lot I liked about it. *g*