Yes, the time has finally come for all you hardcore Harry Potter fans -- and, it looks like you will have a whole eight days to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix up on the big screen before diving head first into the the final book in the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was announced today that the seventh Potter book will hit bookstores at midnight on July 21, and will sell at a suggested retail price of $34.99, which is five bucks more than Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince went for.

What does that extra five bucks get you? Well, there's a good chance the book will either match or exceed the 600-page mark and, heck, this is the last Harry Potter book ever -- I think it's worth five more dollars. However, those of you tight on money will be happy to know that Amazon has already said they will be selling the book for $18.89, and you can reserve your copy through them right now if you'd like. Of course, now that we know when the book will arrive -- allowing you fanatics to begin counting down the seconds -- this means we have exactly 171 days before finally finding out how J.K. Rowling decided to put an end to her beloved character. We all know she has stated that two characters will die in the final installment -- will Harry be one of them? Oh, I'm just overflowing with anticipation (not really), as you probably are as well.

Midnight. July 21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Be prepared ... be very prepared.