Book Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by J K Rowling

Hey Guys!

Omg! It’s another bonus book review! that’s bonus reviews two weeks in a row! Who am i?!? oh well. Today’s review is for a reread, and is one that I have review before, although not well (it was a very early review). but anyway, the book in question is Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by J K Rowling. Let’s do this!


I love this little book! I have read it a few times now and I just find that it is a brilliant little edition to the Harry Potter universe. This time around I listened to the audiobook while flicking through my copy of the Illustrated edition. Both of these formats are incredible. The illustrated edition is so stunningly beautiful. I love the illustrations and the designs. There is something so nice about putting an image to each creature. It just pulls you that bit further into the world. I also would highly recommend the audiobook. It is read by Eddie Redmayne (aka, actual Newt Scamander) and it is just perfect. There is background noise to, if a creature is described as making a noise, the noise is played. It is just brilliant. well worth a listen.

I love this little Library book. I have always been fascinated by the creature side of the Potter universe. There is so little explored in the books and it has always intrigued me. I have always wanted to know more. and this little book gives me more. you get to learn a little bit about all these incredible creatures, most of which are only briefly mentioned in the Potter books, if at all. While reading this I am just instantly reminded of how vast the universe is and how much more we still have to learn about it.

I think that the illustrated edition is probably my favourite edition of Fantastic Beasts. I have read the original one in the past, with the letter from Dumbledore at the start and annotations from Harry, Ron and Hermione throughout. Although the letter is a nice touch and the attentions add a spark of humour to the book, I still think that the new illustrated version is better. I just love being able to put an image to each creature, to know, truly, what it looks like. but whatever edition, I would highly recommend reading this book. It will only take you a couple of hours and it is well worth it for any Potter fan.

star 44 out of 5

And there we go. A little bonus book review for you. have you ever read Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them? I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon.


4 thoughts on “Book Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by J K Rowling

  1. Hey I just read FBaWtFT but it was the newest, non-illustrated edition released Dec. 2017. It has a gorgeous embossed/foil cover but is lacking majorly in the illustrations dept. It’s appearing in my reviews in the next day or two, I will definitely recommend your illustrated version. So what’s your favorite beast?

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    1. The illustrated version is incredble. My favourite beast is probably the Phoenix. They have always fascinated me and are just so beautiful! Although I do also love Nifflers and Salamanders 😊 what’s yours? X


      1. Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Phoenixes are probably the best choice, so poetic. I really do need that illustrated edition to decide bc I don’t think I have a favorite. I think the description of Ghouls from FBaWtFT is hilarious, though, just crazy lil’ attic pets, lol!

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