My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I had reserved this book at the library months ago, so I could read it before I saw the movie. (If I’m going to see a movie I know is based on a book, I really do try to read the book first.) It didn’t make it to me in time, and I was sorely disappointed. I do feel like I may have understood the movie a little better. (I didn’t really enjoy it.) The descriptions of the “beasts” were a little dry and boring, but the introductory section was entertaining. It was kind of fun reading about some beasts that I was already familiar with and adding new creatures to the general fantasy world too. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone but a die-hard fantasy fan. It’s less about the world of Harry Potter and more about general fantasy knowledge through Harry Potter colored glasses.