- Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Author: J.K. Rowling, Jack Throne, and John Tiffany
- Publication: Arthur A. Levine Books (July 31, 2016)
- Series: Harry Potter Series
- Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
- Format: Hardcover
- Source: Library
- Rating: 3/5
It’s nice to return to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The magical adventures carry on with Harry’s son, Albus Severus Potter.
Note: this story is formatted in script form since it’s based on the live performance currently running in London.
Not to spoil much (for anybody who hasn’t read it yet), The Cursed Child is filled with time-travels, memorable character reunions, and the revival of a familiar old evil. It was a decent story but it didn’t hold my attention like the previous books have done. The “magical thrill” simply wasn’t there.
During the early Potter hype, I used to stay up all night reading the original series with no regrets as I dragged my tired body to school the following morning. Now, with The Cursed Child, not that kind of experience. I’m okay reading the book for a good thirty minutes before moving on to something else. Rowling had a part in this book. As a reader though, you can definitely tell she didn’t have her “all” in it. One reason obviously there had to be room made for writers Jack Throne and John Tiffany. They took the wizarding world into an interesting angle, just not angle I expected.
Overall, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wasn’t the best continuation of the Harry Potter series but it certainly wasn’t the worst. I would still see the play no doubt! If you’re a hardcore Harry Potter fan, I suggest you keep calm, breathe, and read.
Some things are not the way like they used to be.
What do you think?