[Mini] Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8)

Posted September 19, 2016 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

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[Mini] Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8)Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Published: July 31st 2016
Pages: 343
Goodreads

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.

My Review

Alright, so, here’s the thing. This is labeled as a mini review because in all actuality, it’s probably going to turn into more of a rant than a review, lets just be real here. I loved Harry Potter so much when I was growing up (and tbh, pretty sure I’m still growing up but I liked the way that sounded okay, I like the dramatics), and I couldn’t wait to dive right back into that world all over again. It was going to be with new characters, some of the old characters I loved, and ya know, magic.

Yeah, not so much.

And with all these recent ‘new secret meanings’ to the OG Harry Potter characters and world, I just… I’m almost tired of the new Harry Potter stuff. I just want the Marauders spin off that’s never happening, or nothing. Like, please, please leave this poor world alone.

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I don’t really know how to talk about my feelings about this book without just kind of making a face and pretending like its not a thing. I liked that I got to read about this world again, but it was almost like I was just reading published fanfiction. And honestly, I’ve read better fanfiction.

The best part about this book was Scorpius Malfoy, hands down. He was seriously the most adorable, sassy little thing ever, and I could’ve had an entire book about him and been just as happy.

Actually, scratch that, one about him and Albus, together forever and ever. Come on, you guys, you know you shipped them. I seriously thought they were going to end up together, but then you know who became a crush of Scorpius’s, and I’m just like wait what.

what?

AND CAN WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE ENDING. THE VILLAIN PLOT TWIST BULL, BECAUSE WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?!

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Got a little mad there. But it’s fine, I’m cool now. Promise..ish.

I won’t spoil, because some people might still actually have hope for this to be the amazing 8th book we all wanted, but seriously, I hated the ending. I hated the clever ‘plot twist’ and I hated the fact that this plot twist literally didn’t line up at all with the real ending to the series.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

  • I just started reading this and I like it so far…. I was definitely nervous because man, I don’t think this world needs anything more (except YES to the Marauder’s prequel of course), but I can’t NOT read it, ya know? I love Scorpius so far and I’m super happy that the Slytherin house plays a big part. Slytherins have been getting the short end of the stick through the whole series, so I’m hopeful. Great review!! I know a lot of people weren’t feeling this script and honestly I can see why!