Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by John Tiffany

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.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 t...

Details Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

TitleHarry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
Release DateJul 31st, 2016
PublisherLittle, Brown
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Young Adult, Plays

Reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

  • Emily May
    3 1/2 stars. I completely get why many HP fans will be disappointed with this, but I have to admit: I really enjoyed it. I'd love to see this story play out on stage.So yeah, I understand the sad feelings. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has a completely different vibe. Aside from being a play, it's also a more mature, character-driven, less magical story. It does not feel like an eighth Harry Potter book at all; there's a real disconnect betwe...
  • Khanh (the meanie)
    It was alright. It was just alright.I know I gave this 4 stars, but to be honest, J.K. Rowling can write a dictionary with Harry Potter illustrations and I'd probably give it 4 stars, so my rating is almost irrelevant here, given my extreme bias.The thing is, it was cute, it was sweet, it was entirely nostalgic to see the old crew again, but I hated the play format. As a person who grew up with Harry Potter, and who is in her early 30s now, I fee...
  • Lola Reviewer
    You know, I really hadn’t foreseen the publication of something to lengthen Harry Potter’s story after the conclusion that was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. So, the way I see it, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a lovely gift to every Harry Potter fan out there who has hoped and waited a long time to see their wizard friends again.Though the plot holes are very visible and spread throughout the story, they make for charming and he...
  • Riley
    Ok wow where do I even begin with this.My summarized thoughts are that this was a waste of my time. I've seen a lot of reviews where people say this read like fanfiction and they would be correct. Because this IS fanfiction. JK Rowling did not write this. I will repeat, JK ROWLING DID NOT WRITE THIS.With that cleared up, this shouldn’t exist. The play was not meant to be read like this, it was meant to be seen. If they wanted a book they should...
  • Maxwell
    Update:+1 star for (view spoiler)[Scorpius Malfoy, the precious angel child that I didn't expect to love so much (hide spoiler)]-1 star for (view spoiler)[the trolley witch...I mean, are you kidding me? (hide spoiler)]-1 star for (view spoiler)[Ron's character being a flat, bumbling idiot. He deserves better. (hide spoiler)]-1 star for (view spoiler)[Rose Granger-Weasley being in it for like 2 seconds (hide spoiler)]and -1 star for (view spoiler)...
  • Mercedes
    Let's be honest - this read like badly written fan fiction
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    ALL MAJOR SPOILERS ARE HIDDEN.Ok, I actually went into this with zero spoilers and very few expectations so that I'd enjoy whatever it turned out to be. I mean, I like scripts. Harry Potter is my life. We're good. So I really tried not to compare this to the HP books or look at it as an intense fan, but it's pretty underwhelming no matter how you approach it...The story picks up at the end of the Deathly Hallows epilogue where Harry, Ron, Hermion...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Now this was a real shame. It read like some juvenile fan fiction. The characters were utterly lifeless. Perhaps seeing this would be better. The stage actor’s performances would carry the emotion and drama the dialogue completely failed to convey.The stage directions were also minimalistic. I mean we have a basic location set for us, but that’s about all. There’s no real expression or sense of urgency. All in all, it’s just a little flat...
  • Nat
    This review contains *mild spoilers*.I've waited for this particular story for what feels like ages, and words cannot even describe for how grateful I am that it finally exists in my hands. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues the wondrous magical world that we all know and love.The story starts out at King's Cross with the original trio preparing their school-age children to board the train to start their first year at Hogwarts School of ...