Tuesday, August 02, 2016

REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Book Blurb: 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: I have loved Harry Potter since it first started coming out. I still have the same copies of the books that I first read when I was in the eighth grade. So when I heard that a new Harry Potter book was being released I eagerly awaited its release date. However it's script format did put me off a little bit.

I have to say that I don't like Albus Potter. He is so annoying and for most of the book I just wanted to smack him. And I'm glad that his cousin Rose wasn't in a lot of the book as she was annoying too. I did however love Scorpius Malfoy. If Ms. Rowling wrote a book on him I would read it. Harry and Draco still have their little rivalry thing going on and it was hilarious. Whenever those two were in a scene together I couldn't help but laugh. The thing that both made me elated and pissed me off was that Snape made a comeback for like two scenes of the book and then she killed him off again. That bitch. Lol. WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO US?!?!

The villain in this book was weak and frankly I don't understand why she was even created. Though really the majority of this book could have been avoided if Amos Diggory hadn't begged for Harry to bring his son back to life. And Albus overheard and tried to bring him back himself while dragging Scorpius with him. Which causes a lot of disturbances in time that have to get fixed. I was very happy with what house Albus ended up in though.

I love how most of the characters ended up in jobs that they enjoy but poor Ron just runs the joke shop and is the comic relief of this show. Ron deserves a lot more then he got in this book. In all fairness though this is the Harry Potter book that fans wanted but didn't actually need. It's worth a read but the first seven books are better in my opinion.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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