Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Cover Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter
J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Young Adult
Special Rehearsal Edition

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


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Harry Potter Fans!


Like most of you, I am in love with Harry Potter. I am a big fan of the books and the movies.  At least once a year I have a HP Marathon. I have been a fan since the first time I went to the movies with my aunt to see Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. After that night my obsession began, I read all the books and we went to see all the movies. Of course, I grew up in a christian home, my grandmother thought that Harry Potter was bad for our young minds, she thought it would lead us to sin. (I know, that’s crazy) So Harry Potter became mine and my aunt’s secret.

I am sure most of us were excited to hear that there was a new HP book out, that the story did not end with the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows.  So we all jumped up and down and waited for the new release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. For some fans it lived up to all their expectations, but for others we found the story lacking or were unhappy with the results.

Sadly, I am one of the fans that did not feel like this book was enough. Even though I was glad to jump back into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I was left feeling like this new book was disconnected from the rest.  This book takes place when Harry’s son Albus starts attending Hogwarts, and then it pushes through through the years. Of course, I thought some key elements were missing. I would go in a point out everything but then I would be giving out spoilers. I am not going to ruin the book for those that might actually enjoy it.

In the end, I felt like this book was more of a person who wrote  it was Harry Potter Fanfic Author and threw on J.K Rowling’s name to get book sales.  Since this is a play, the book is left written as a script. Which also left me feeling like some details were missing. Or it gave me the chance to have my imagination run wild.  I am sure that if you can just relax and read this book, you will probably like it. Like I said before, the Harry Potter Fandom are on opposite sides when it comes to this book. Looking past all of the things I found wrong with this book, I can tell you that I was able to keep an open mind and enjoy the story. Of course, like most books. I picked up this book and didn’t put it down until I was done. I didn’t hate the book, but I am not in love with it either. It was a good read, but I wouldn’t buy it for my own collection. That is saying something for the fact I own all the books and movies. Plus I have 3 HP necklaces, a t shirt and some hp jelly beans. Along with extra book copies of the series.

This is the longest review I have ever written. I am rating this book 3 stars. My opinions on this book, are not the same opinions of  my fellow bloggers or fellow fans. Please read this book and make up your own mind up, everyone has different views.

XOXO, Zara

My pen name is Zara,
I am in my early 20's, I have a big loving adopted family, and I am a dedicated book lover. I currently reside in the hot, sunny state of Texas. I joined Alisha's blog in Nov 2015. When she found me in a NaNo Chat room for the Houston area. My main genres vary between horror and sick puppy-love romance. Usually depends on my moods. But my favorites are Sci-fi (Aliens) & MC (Motorcycle Club) Romance.
The only other thing you need to know about me is: I eat books for breakfast.
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3 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne Review

  1. I felt the same way about this book, or script, or whatever. It was a fun read but it wasn’t Harry Potter, if you know what I mean. It did feel a lot like fanfic, and I decided that’s what I’m going to think of it as. Disappointing, but at least we can look forward to Fantastic Beasts now, right?

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