“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 272 pages
Buy Links: Book Depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Link to Goodreads
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself?
Was it that obvious? Probably. I love my Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition. I go through it from time to time and absolutely love the illustrations. They make good props, too. I’m mostly excited to see my favorite characters, like Remus and Tonks and Teddy. Please illustrate them all! I’m begging!
I can’t wait to see the illustrations. It makes the experience even more magical.