Want to read fantasy books after playing mega888 for six months? Harry Potter is the most popular book series in history. People would even shop online to purchase the series. But, amid a sea of brilliant literature, which one comes out on top? Check out this ranking of the finest Harry Potter books.
- The Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)
Azkaban is the greatest, book in the series, being concise, well-written, and full of astounding reversals and a continuously expanding cast of characters. It condenses everything we love about the series into a manageable number of pages. You could read Azkaban despite having to read other books in the series and yet enjoy it. From Aunt Marge’s blowing up to the Night Bus as well as the exposure to the lovely thing that is Hogsmeade, almost every tiny detail woven into this captivating narrative is immensely unforgettable! The third novel is certainly the most enjoyable and engrossing journey through Rowling’s world.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
This novel is a pinnacle in the series, achieving a great blend of serious drama and funny comedy. It gives a narrative to the series’ villain, Voldemort, and expands on characters while also throwing in a lot of new twists regarding previous ones (Dumbledore especially). Snape is also revealed to be far more complicated than he first looked to be, as well as the final revelation of him being the Half-Blood Prince is a thrilling reward at the story’s emotional finale, not to mention Dumbledore’s surprising and tragic death at the story’s climax. This is a moving, dramatic, and masterful tale that underlines Harry Potter’s mature themes.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
The Order of the Phoenix is a contentious choice for this peak on the ranking, but we believe it deserves the third position for best Harry Potter novel. It is definitely the scariest novel, with Harry fighting with demons that are not suitable for children’s books. Despite being the longest novel in the number of pages, it isn’t overflowing with action, preferring to spend more time growing the characters into mature, self-aware young adults. The duel between Dumbledore and Voldemort is also among the most spectacular scenes in the entire series. It’s the only moment in the whole series that we see an elevated, leading Wizard duel, therefore that’s really great. We certainly could have done without Harry’s awful connection with Cho, but who has not had at least one cringe-inducing relationship?
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
Goblet of Fire has a lot going for it, with its championship format breaking away from the series’ traditional clichés and presenting Harry with a new and intriguing set of challenges. As the ensemble matures, the characters become ever more complex, with the Yule Ball segment demonstrating just how much “mature” Harry and his pals have become just in their fourth year. With Voldemort’s frightening return and revival and to power, the finale is also terrific. On multiple reads, the overall framework does become repetitious. Cedric’s death is managed effectively, although given that he was a different character as well as not a prominent member of the group, his death was preplanned miles away. Even still, it’s a frightening moment, and the book contributes to the series’ darker atmosphere.