Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore Presents #3)



‘The Ministry of Magic felt strongly, however, that to construct an additional wizarding station in the middle of London would stretch even the Muggles’ notorious determination not to notice magic when it was exploding in front of their faces.’ – J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle . . . all at the turn of a page. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)


Frankly, I was a little bummed by these short stories because I was *hoping* for some nuggets from the wizarding world like an excerpt from “Hogwarts: A History”.  I think everyone is eager to read that book after all the references to it.

Unfortunately, the short stories are simply a reproduction of stories shared on Pottermore added to some insights from J.K. Rowling.  This was still interesting, however I had actually read some of these before so they were a little less surprising as others.  That being said, there were some new stuff and still worth the very quick read!

Rating: 3 stars!

Who should read it? Harry Potter fans who want a slightly deeper dive into some of the thoughts on Pottermore (and haven’t already caught up there).

Want to read the whole series?

  • Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents, #1)
  • Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents, #2)