Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Authors: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release Date: July 31st, 2016
Buy links: Book depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
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The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
I know I’m probably not to be trusted with this review, because my love for Harry Potter is enormous, but I’d still like to write a review. Spoiler free, I promise!
THIS BOOK, guys! I don’t know how to explain it properly, but I got a gif to do it for me:
That was me. Throughout the entire book. Why? Because J.K. kept surprising me. Holy Potter did she love plot twists. I mean it, my mouth kept falling open.
I have to be honest. Yes, I felt sort of satisfied after Deathly Hallows. Not because of CERTAIN THINGS, but it gave me a good feeling at the end. Harry being happy with his family. I was content with that. However, when they announced Cursed Child was going to be a real thing, I was on cloud nine. More Harry Potter!
I loved the friendships, the bonding, the action, the plot twists and the love in it. The hardships were truly there and I suffered with them. I actually cried at the end.
Of course this was different from the other Harry Potter books and I don’t want to compare them. All I know is that I truly enjoyed reading it, even though there were times when I thought: what the what? Why? But that’s okay. It’s okay, because I truly did not see those things coming. That makes it fun, because it’s still a surprise.
In conclusion: I absolutely loved this. Mainly because I got to travel back to Hogwarts and explore it with new characters. This was such a wonderful journey and I’m quite sad it’s over now.