Fantastic Beasts by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hog...

Details Fantastic Beasts

TitleFantastic Beasts
Release DateNov 16th, 2018
PublisherPottermore from J.K. Rowling
GenreFantasy, Fiction

Reviews Fantastic Beasts

  • Kai
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Destroying Everything That Is Good about the Wizarding World - A Guide in 10 StepsIt is likely that you have already seen the Fantastic Beasts sequel this week. I mean, we have waited two years for this, right? No point in waiting any longer. If you have not seen it, you might hold off from reading this review. It contains ALL the spoilers and might ruin the film for you. After seeing it two days ago, I left the mo...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    I watched the movie last night, then read the screenplay this morning. I’m going back to watch it again tonight. I guess that means I like it, a lot. Here's three things that made the story REAL interesting: 1. Grindelwald’s leadershipThis is the first time we are really seeing his character. And it’s a little more complex than I supposed. Unlike Voldemort, Grindelwald is not inherently evil and he doesn’t appear to desire power for himse...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Me exited to be back to the Wizarding World :Me after watching Crimes of Grindelwald :This unsatisfyingly, incomplete plot that cast a Confundus Charm on every die hard Potterhead like me.Fantastic Beasts: The Sequel - Part OneBack in 2016, it was intended a Trilogy..with a promising first movie..But like the splitting of the 7th HP book, this sequel felt splitted just to make 5 Movies instead of 3PLUS, the plot's wasted in a Red Herring chase. A...
  • Zainab Shah
    I finished this book in under an hour because I just could not put it down. I don't know how to review this without giving too much away because I genuinely want everyone to enjoy this book as it is. Okay first off, I was never a fan of Dumbledore in HP and I didn't like him in this one as well. I just find him annoying. And don't get me started on Grindelwald! Such an ass ://If you haven't already seen the movie or the trailer then I wouldn't sp...
  • Omar Fadel
    "Magic blooms... only in rare souls."Exactly two years ago, on November 16th, 2016, 10:46 am, I finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the first time in my life. I was so excited to read its sequel. And indeed I picked the Chamber of Secrets immediatly. I envied those who read Harry Potter before it was done, who wait for the new books to be released. I wasn't aware that two days after that, there was a new prequel long awaited wil...
  • Emma
    I saw the movie last week and knew I had to read the screenplay.My thoughts are basically the same of the movie. I love Newt Scamander, he's a very interesting and unique character and every time he has a scene I'm happy. I really enjoyed the new characters that were introduced in the story, like for example Leta, Theseus and Nagini. I just think that the Nagini storyline is unnecessary but we'll see how it's developed in the future. I'm really i...
  • Bonnie
    What the fuck even was that.I haven't watched the movie yet so this is solely a review of the book, but wow, I'm certainly not rushing to the theatres anytime soon.The story is seriously a big hot mess though and while I loved the first installment, the follow-up really threw everything I liked about it into a blender. The characters changed in ludicrous fashion, the motivations behind the characters themselves were murky at best, and there was l...
  • Brian 9 ¾ ⚡
    ⭐⭐⭐ ACCEPTABLE J.K. Rowling's imagination is beyond words. She uses her talent in storytelling and creates vivid imageries both as a novelist and a scriptwriter, which in my opinion one the best writers in the world.The Good:1. The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts was completely different from the first one. 2. More passive, in terms of the movement of the plot arc.3. Slower than the first one, but much darker and juicier. 4. New...
  • Lucy
    Of course I'm going to eventually buy this book and go to the cinema to watch the adaptation, of course I'm finding it hard to divorce from JK Rowling after all these years and all the amazing things the Wizarding World has done for me. But as many new books, adaptations and plays come out, Harry Potter started for me in book 1 and ended in book 7. There was no reason to add more, neither before Harry's timeline or after. For some reason I don't ...
  • Lata
    I’m puzzled. There were things that made no sense to me, whether it was character actions or plot points. I cannot see how Queenie would fall for Grindelwald’s words, almost nothing Leta Lestrange did made sense, and why was Nagani in the story at all if she had nothing to do but remind us she’s killed by Neville years later. And Nagini even says here that Purebloods hate people like her so why does she end up with Voldemort, considering hi...
  • Denise Bücherwunderland
    Gestern habe ich den Film im Kino gesehen und heute kam das Buch an 😏😍. Absolut perfektes Timing! Deswegen habe ich es heute gleich gelesen 😂.Ehrlich gesagt habe ich die Drehbücher von Band 1 und 2 beide jeweils kurz nach dem Film gelesen 🤔. Deswegen habe ich die Szenen bereits im Kopf. Wäre das nicht der Fall, würde mir die Aufmachung als Drehbuch wahrscheinlich nicht so gut gefallen 😂. Mehr werde ich dazu nicht sagen 😎, ich...
  • Helena ✰ FC
    I enjoyed it...but I’m also very confused??? RTC
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay is awesome and brilliantly written. I loved every moment. Its totally 5 star.
  • AGamarra
    "Eh, eh, eh. Todo saldrá bien. Estamos juntos en esto, amigo. Yo te ayudaré. Te ayudaré a buscar a Tina y luego buscaremos a Queenie y volveremos a ser todos felices, como en los viejos tiempos."Definitivamente ésa es una de mis frases favoritas. De hecho la interrelación de las dos parejas es lo que más me gusta de la saga. Este libro de hecho es una recopilación casi textual de la película, así como el primero al cual le había dado un...
  • Ash
    I think I appreciate the movie even more after reading the book.-------------More reviews at Bookish MuggleI watched the new Fantastic Beasts movie - The Crimes of Grindelwald on the day it was released, as you can expect from me. I then read the screenplay book the very next day. I was more excited for this part than I was for the previous installment since the trailer showed a young Dumbledore. It was amazing to see a young Dumbledore teaching ...
  • Silvana
    Canonical-inconsistencies galore and repetitive plot devices (Polyjuice potion, breaking into ministries, prophecies, etc), labyrinthine subplots, all of which either went nowhere or led to many, many questions. Maybe JKR should get assistants to help with her own canon so we fans know which one to believe. Alas, two years to spend in waiting.PS: Everyone is related!
  • Abby
    So. I have not liked anything in the Harry Potter Universe that has come out post-Deathly Hallows, except Tales of Beedle the Bard. I have read this simply because I have read everything JKR has put out, and also admittedly because I can’t argue against it when I haven’t experienced it. I didn’t like the first film/script. I thought that it used racism in America without commentary, which is perhaps dangerous. There were trolls and elves be...
  • Azbaqiyah
    Plot - 4/5Characters - 4/5World Building - 3/5Writing Style - 3/5Cover - 5/5Overall Rating - 3.8 / 5
  • Megha Patel
    So, this was the very first Wizarding World movie that I got to see in the theater. I wasn’t into Harry Potter when the movies were coming out and when Fantastic Beasts came out, I didn’t have anyone to go see it with. So, this experience was very emotional. Seeing the Warner Bro logo and hearing the HP theme brought me to tears. The story is of course amazing, A lot of people may have a different opinion but I loved every single second of it...
  • TeaAndBooks
    3.5 stars(??) I’m so conflicted with this- I felt like it was just...not right at times. I love the Wizarding World and all things associated- I absolutely loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Perhaps watching the movie will give me more of an accurate view
  • Nicis
    FBTCOG is a mess™ but I still had a good time watching it, mainly because of all the references to HP stuff. As with the screenplay of the first one, this adds nothing new to what is seen, but the desing is beautiful and the timeline with the flashbacks and character ages is a lot more clear that in the movie (even if that character that should-not-be-where-she is according to the canon and I don't know what JKR is going to say to make it right...
  • Michelle Curie
    "You don't seek power or popularity. You simply ask, is the thing right in itself? If it is, then I must do it, no matter the cost." Oh. Oh. Oh. I just can't help it. Two years ago, when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out, I was skeptical and yet I literally ran into the cinema, giddy with excitement. It's been two years, and here I am again! Just as keen, just as nervous. One of the things I liked so much about the first one were t...
  • Mayy Wilde-Shakespeare
    "Do you know why I admire you, Newt? More, perhaps, than any man I know? You don’t seek power or popularity. You simply ask, is the thing right in itself? If it is, then I must do it, no matter the cost."I’m major Potterhead. This series has a very very special place in my heart and I personally think that Harry Potter is as perfect as it can get. I also love Fantastic Beasts, I loved the characters and the storyline so I had EXTREMELY high h...
  • Mea
    Wow. I don't know what to think. I don't know how to rate this. Despite her lack of representation in Harry Potter and letting the Cursed Child exist, I still admired Joanne Rowling. She's been my hero. I loved the way she used words, her witty humor, her activism, her imagination, and her amazing ability to know what to say in every situation. This book has added to my worry that she only cares about money anymore. I can't yet say that I've lo...
  • Christie K.Rowling
    Yaaaass Queen!!!!! 😍👌