Category Archives: JK Rowling

Hogwarts Mystery


A new game has been announced called ‘Hogwarts Mystery’. From what I can tell it will be a free RPG, with in-app purchases available, and will be released in Spring 2018. In the game you will take on the role of a character, and have to solve mysteries set in the Hogwarts castle (as the name suggests). I think we will also be able to brew potions and duel.

At the moment the game is still in the Beta stage, and only available in certain countries on android devices (which makes me sad as I use Apple). I’m not sure if this is connected to the ‘Wizards Unite’ app that was announced recently or not, but I suppose we will have to wait and see.




Wizards Unite


So, some good news from Pottermore, which is a rare thing since they took everything away from us. There is going to be a new game/app for mobile/cell phones called Wizards Unite released at some point in 2018 (date to be confirmed).

From what I can tell it is going to be a little like Pokémon Go, where we will be able to interact with the wizarding world whilst out in the muggle world by collecting things, and seeing things that the muggles can’t.

I’m quite looking forward to it, because it will be cool to walk around in the muggle world using my phone to do magic without getting into trouble with the ministry.

When more news is released I will post about it again, or you can check out Pottermore for updates.



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay (8 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU’VE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!


Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition.

Author: J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publisher: Bloomsbury (UK).


Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £30 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 8 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the third book in the Illustrated Harry Potter series.


So, the third Harry Potter book has now been released in an illustrated edition, and I have spent the weekend reading it. It has the same illustrator as the previous two, so the illustrations are still remarkable. My favourites are one of some Dementors, Sirius Black as a dog, and a tortoise half transfigured into a tea-pot. The story is exactly the same of course, but I just like seeing the drawings.

Hopefully you will be able to find a copy cheaper than £30 as I know it can be expensive. I managed to find a copy for £20 in a promotion at a local bookstore.


“What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” J.K. Rowling.


A Journey Through A History of Magic


A new Harry Potter book was published yesterday, and while I haven’t finished reading it yet I couldn’t wait telling you all about it. It is called A Journey Through A History of Magic, and like the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book it is a Hogwarts textbook.

It is full of new facts about the history of the wizarding world and Hogwarts, including more recent history including Harry Potter. It also includes some pretty cool illustrations, and glimpses of manuscripts written by JK Rowling. I am enjoying this book so much that I don’t want to put it down, and I think everyone should be asking for a copy for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.



Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

A new interactive version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been released on Kindle, which features art, animations, and videos. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but a preview is available on Pottermore.

Don’t forget that you don’t need a kindle to buy/read kindle ebooks, as you can get an app for most smart phones and tablets. The cost of the book will depend on which country you are buying it from.


“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams.

Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One

Last Sunday night saw the first episode of a three-part adaptation of The Comoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith on BBC1 here in the UK. For those of you who don’t remember, Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.

I didn’t get to watch it last Sunday, only getting to watch it on Catch Up TV on Friday night. It has some differences from the book, which is to be expected of course; no adapatation is every a 100% copy of the original text, but overall I think they have done a good job of taking the novel from the page to the TV screen.

The casting has been done well, especially the main character, and I am really looking forward to the next episode tonight, which is about to start any moment. I was hoping to post this yesterday to give everyone the chance to catch up on the first episode, but unfortunatly my Nan was taken into hospital yesterday so that has taken over my weekend.

I hope you enjoy watching it.



Time Magazine Harry Potter Special Edition

2017 Time 20th anniversary

Time Magazine have published a Special Edition to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, and I am guessing that it is available everywhere that the magazine is published/on sale. I have spent the last two days reading it, and been reminded of just why I fell in love with the world of Harry Potter.

It is full of little facts and information that is new, but more importantly a reflection on why Harry Potter became so important and inspirational to us. 20 years have passed since the first book made a small entrance into the world, going almost unnoticed by most, but something abut a small boy living in a cupboard under the stairs grew into something so much more than just a story.

I hope you guys manage to get a copy, because I think you will really enjoy it.


“If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet.” J.K. Rowling.