The Harry Potter franchise has its last hurrah on Friday, and fans like me are facing a forcible graduation from the protection of a fictional universe we’ve always known. I was 7 when Harry began, but I’m 21 now, and it’s time to broaden my horizons beyond Hogwarts.
But what to pick up first? To me, the perfect post-Potter book isn’t an imitator, but rather something entirely different (darker, perhaps, or less padded with childhood optimism) that’s laced with threads of familiar territory. Through striking and unexpected lenses, these three books give new life to my favorite foundations of Harry’s literary magic.
Ohman, all three of those books are some of my favorites. Secret history though… EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT. So good. So dark.
I’ve only read Secrety History (omg so good!), so I’m moving on to the other two. You should read them too. Yep.