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

HP8Pages: 343

Goodreads Rating: 3.74 / 5 stars

My Rating: 2 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Publication Date: July 31st 2016

Publisher: Little Brown

Summary:

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The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

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:

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As you can see on my pre-review, I’m beyond excited for this script book and relive the magic at Hogwarts. It’s automatically one of my most anticipated books of 2016 but due to the mixed reviews circulated, I decided to hold it off to clear my mind from expectations and wait for the hype to go down. Until now I’m still hesitant to read but screw it. I’m gonna dive in and let’s see if I’m going to enjoy it.

Here’s what I thought when I finished this book:
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My fear just got real. This book is truly disappointing. The plot is ridiculous and the characters feels so…strange. They’re not acting like themselves. I’m questioning Harry Potter’s behavior. He turned into an insensitive and arrogant guy. Regardless he’s a father, this is not the Harry Potter I knew from books 1-7. He matured a lot from those books and learned from many people in his life including Albus Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin etc… I don’t like Albus Severus. He’s a reckless, ungrateful, stupid idiot.Most of the time I want to crucio his butt for acting impulsively without THINKING TWICE *highlight to view spoiler* Stealing a time turner to travel back time to save Cedric Diggory and the fate changes. Can you imagine Voldemort unleashed the darkness and rule the world? It’s a living hell. *end of spoiler* 

The craziest part I’ve ever read was about Voldemort *highlight to view spoiler* having a daughter…..with Bellatrix Lestrange?! *end of spoiler* WHAT. KIND. OF. SORCERY. IS THIS?!
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Despite of my rants, it still feels nostalgic and I surprisingly love the Malfoys. Scorpius Malfoy is freaking adorable and props to Draco talking more sense than Harry does. The change of heart feels weird but it’s truly nice to see him. As for Scorpius and Rose — they’re like the Dramione (Draco-Hermione) we never had. Therefore; I’m giving it two stars instead of one star.

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Pre-review: 2016

The Eighth Story.
Nineteen Years Later.

Merlin’s Beard. To publish on July 31st 2016.
It’s going to be real. AT LAST. MORE MAGIC.
ACCIO THIS SCRIPT BOOK!
I am a happy Potterhead!

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