Well a deathly silence certainly hung over my house at the weekend as I got well and truly 'stuck in' to this book which arrived thanks to Play.com with the nice postlady at 9am.
My poor hubby who is not a Potter fan got short shrift from me whenever he wanted to talk (especially when he asked 'Has Harry done Hermoine yet?').
What a fabulous read - I was hooked from the word go as the body count in the first few chapters left me breathless - little did I know that was nothing compared to what was to come.
There are some ferocious battles and duelling, lots of patronus's to ward off dementors and more death eaters than you can shake a stick at.
If you're looking for happiness then don't read this book as it is tinged with sadness and loss but then saving the world was never easy.
All the loose ends from this saga are tied up nicely and although this was the last book in the HARRY Potter series, suffice it to say there is an opening for more Potter family adventures if J.K. starts missing Hogwarts and the wizarding world too much.
When I was a kid I waited and waited for Christmas and then when it was over always had a flat, deflated feeling. I feel like that now I've read the 7th book - yes we have a few more films in the series yet to see but I'm gonna miss Harry and his pals. Here's hoping a J.K. fan will be inspired by her work to write another great saga that can follow in the footsteps of this series and appeal to young and old alike.
If you're a sceptic like my hubby and have never read a Potter book - I would thoroughly recommend you give it a go