The Book We’ve All Been Waiting For

Like most Harry Potter fans, I had been waiting to get my hands on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ever since the rumors of an eight book stared surfacing. And for me, it was every bit worth the wait. Firstly, let’s get two things out of the way. One, this book is not written by J.K. Rowling. Two, this book is not a novel, it’s a play. There, now that we have that down we can focus on actually talking about the book instead of all that “it’s not like the others” nonsense. Obviously, it’s not like the others. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be a simply wonderful thing on it’s own. And it really is.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review | Shakespeare & Sparkle

I went into this book rather skeptical after reading a few bad reviews. But for me the magic was definitely still there. I love reading plays so the play format was not a problem. I actually often found myself thinking how a scene would play out on stage. Sure, the plot may not be quite brilliant (I found it a bit predictable at times). But the dialogue is funny and the plot fast-paced and exciting.

A lot of the book is about the story of Harry and Draco’s sons, Albus and Scorpius. But there’s also quite a bit of time travel involved and we get to see a bunch of familiar characters. Getting to hang out with the Harry Potter gang again was like meeting old friends after years of being apart. They may be older, but they’re still the same amazing people. And there were definitely a few moments when I even got a little teary eyed.

I whizzed through Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in just one evening. And I thoroughly enjoyed (nearly) every moment. I think the secret is to not expect it to be just like the earlier books, but take it as the wonderful unique thing that it is. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an evening than snuggled up in bed, while also getting to go to Hogwarts.

Have you read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

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5 Comments

  1. Pinja 17 August, 2016 at 09:14

    Melkein hypin innosta kun tää vihdoin kolahti alas meidänkin postilaatikosta! Vielä en oo loppuun asti päässyt, mutta vielä ainakaan ei ole mitään pahaa sanottavaa! Varsinkin kun tiesi jo valmiiksi, ettei kirja ole samanlainen kuin ne muut. Mulle se juttu on nimenomaan se, että pääsee taas takaisin siihen maailmaan 🙂

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    1. Jenni 17 August, 2016 at 18:43

      Sama täällä! Olin niin innoissani siitä että pääsi takaisin siihen rakastamaansa maailmaan, eikä mua yhtään haitannut se ettei kirja ole samanlainen kuin aiemmat 🙂 xx

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  2. Dea Andriany 17 August, 2016 at 13:47

    I’m probably in minority who loves this book. Some seem to hate them because they kind of ‘ruined some characters’, but while I’m disappointed in that, I try not the let it bother me, because if I did that, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the new characters. Scorpious is exactly like how I imagined he’d be, sweet, misunderstood kid 😉

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    1. Jenni 17 August, 2016 at 18:45

      Yup, I feel the same way, as most reviews that I’d read seemed to be negative. And there were some aspects of the book that I was disappointed in as well, but I don’t think it deserves all the bad rep it’s getting. xx

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  3. Claire 19 August, 2016 at 23:54

    I may have to pick up this book now, you’ve changed my mine. Originally I thought “not a chance” why ruin an amazing thing, but I do have such a history with the whole HP franchise, it’s been a huge part of my childhood, so I will definitely give it a go 🙂
    xxx Claire
    https://www.claireellis.co.uk/

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