At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
This is the second book in the Fantastic Beasts book series which are the original screenplay from the movies.
In this book we get introduced to French Ministry of Magic and new fantastic animals from the Wizarding World which makes me love this book even more.
The characters here are so fucking awesome, and so well done and presented to us. But that’s just the thing with the Harry Potter universe because every character in this universe are so well written that they feel like real people who I wouldn’t have any problem being best friends with.
The fact that we keep learning more and more about Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski and Gellert Grindelwald makes me love this book and this series so much more. And the more I read and learn more about the trio I just can’t help it but love them more and more. And I find myself relating more and more to Newt Scamander after watching and reading the Fantastic Beasts series.
I gotta be honest and confess that Gellert Grindelwald might be on my top ranking of favourite characters from Harry Potter universe along side Severus Snape. I think that Severus Snape and Gellert Grindelwald are both underrated characters in the Wizarding world. It might be an unpopular opinion but now you know it.
The twist with Credence is so good, that it made me give more points to this book and the whole series. But of course you could see the twist before it happened when the tale with Phoenix was mentioned.
The writing is the original screenplay so I’m not gonna talk about it because I’m not a screen writer and I don’t know how to review them.
The plot was fucking awesome, and it was sort of like being a part of this story because you were following the characters so well.
There are couple of inconsistencies in this book and the whole Fantastic Beasts series but I love the Wizarding wording so of course it won’t bring it down for me.
And we finally get some scenes from Hogwarts while Dumbledore was still a professor and not the headmaster. And the fact that we learn more about Dumbledore is just brilliant.
I give this book 5 / 5