Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) by John Tiffany

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)

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 that he is an overworked employee of the ...

Details Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)

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

Reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (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, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    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
    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...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    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...
  • 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)...
  • Zoë
  • Mercedes
    Let's be honest - this read like badly written fan fiction
  • Kai
    "Hogwarts is a big place.""Big. Wonderful. Full of food. I’d give anything to be going back."Final official review of the script and the play:I've read the book first. You can't expect me to wait 4 days and not read a book that has the name J. K. Rowling on it.I was disappointed for several reason. Because I'm keeping the secrets let's cloak it in a (view spoiler)[.1. Harry's scar hurts again? What a cheap trick after telling us that all was we...
  • 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 ...
  • Samantha
    After years of wishing and waiting........AT LAST! My precious!! *said in Gollum voice*UPDATED after reading: NO NO NO NO. Terrible writing I can let slide (it's a play so I would expect the acting to salvage that) but the plot was pointless, the characters were, well, out of character, and it feltHorrible like bad fan fiction....no
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsRULE FOR SPOILERS: if it's in the first 10%, and therefore (in most cases) available for scrutiny from undecided readers in the FREE downloadable preview, IT'S NOT A SPOILER.That being said, a LOT of things happen--IMPORTANT things--in the first five percent, let alone ten percent of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, so if you'd rather go into your read without significant prior knowledge, leave this review immediately.Th...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    CONGRATS TO HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD FOR WINNING THE 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS FOR BEST FANTASY!!! Bloody Hell!I freaking cried. I was afraid I wasn't going to like this book but I did and I damn cried. This is a SPOILER FREE review so I can't tell you what made me cry. Even though this is about the kids and all of our loves are older, they wrote the book in a way that we get to have some memories of certain things. And my favorite ch...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    They're back..One More time..19 years later.In a different style..Harry Potter & The Cursed 8th Book DRACO: I don’t care what you did or who you saved, you are a constant curse on my family, Harry Potter. A 'Play', of friendship, courage & anti-prejudice as before..ANDMarital relations, Father/Son issues.A new Story goes farther than ever..travelling back & forth in time..Then back to where it all began..To close the circle.Once & for all. HAR...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    SPOILER FREE VIDEO REVIEW: https://youtu.be/WUFTFkyDHlY2.5* (I think)So here's the deal. I went into this being apprehensive. My expectations were low and I was right. I just felt like Harry Potter's story ended where it had to end. The questions that were left unanswered kept the story alive as I would imagine what might be going on in their lives as adults. This answers all those questions and then some. I wanted to rate this higher but I think...
  • Emma Giordano
    FULL VIDEO REVIEW IS LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNTYG...I have a lot of mixed feelings on this book. Am I happy we got another Harry Potter story? Yes. Am I satisfied with some aspects? Absolutely. But am I disappointed as well? Unfortunately, YES.L I K E S :Characters:I was so happy to feel like the characters were authentic. Throughout the entire novel, these felt like the children I grew up alongside and their development over the l...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    Spoiler free review!This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.I never thought I'd get to count down the days to another Harry Potter release.I was understandably hesitant about a sequel, but I'm relieved after having read it. It was everything I could have hoped for andnot at all what I was expecting - seriously, notat all - but it was perfect. It was the type of story I play within my head when I have too much time on my hands...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    I enjoyed this, but it also felt very unnecessary. Barely anything was gained by the end of the story due to all the (view spoiler)[TIME TRAVEL (hide spoiler)] but whatever. I would KILL to see the play because I cannot comprehend how all of that would work on a stage, and I'm glad I read this, but it's definitely borderline fanfiction in my mind. It was like watching A Very Potter Musical, but not quite as fun.
  • Jayson
    (B+) 79% | GoodNotes: All the charm of the originals, but too steeped in revisiting previous storylines to be much more than good nostalgia.
  • Chelsea slytherink
    • review also posted on Wordpress! • Warning: This review contains major spoilers! Don’t read this if you haven’t read the Harry Potter series and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yet!-------------------------------------If you loved Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I wouldn’t recommend reading my review. This is going to be a rant! You’ve been warned!-------------------------------------This is the very first time I have rated a b...
  • Ben Alderson
    Wow! What an experience this was. I loved going back and visiting Hogwarts again.Very enjoyable read. Thank you JK!
  • Natalie Monroe
    "How many people have died for the Boy Who Lived?” Cynical Natalie: Beware ye who enter. Here there be spoilers the size of Aragog. Nice Natalie: What are you, narrating a movie? Don't scare them. All major spoilers are hidden, but really, we recommend going into The Cursed Child blind. Drop by after you finish!Cynical Natalie: Alright, let's get down to it. What the flip did we just read? Nice Natalie: A lovely story about family and threads w...
  • Brian Yahn
    J.K. Rowling could punch me in the face, and I'd still like it. The truth is, this isn't one of her stories, and it shows. For one, it's not even a book.Regardless, the magic is here, and I like it just the same. The plot might be convoluted and crazy, but the world is magical enough for it to somehow work. It makes for all the thrills and mystery you come to expect from the Harry Potter universe.Coming back to this series felt like returning to ...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    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 t...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    1.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2.) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 3.) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 6.) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 7) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 8.) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child --------------------------------------------------I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS.Here's my vlog of the launch party ...
  • Brina
    I had been eagerly awaiting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when I found out that the play would be released in book form. There was a time when I got a new Potter book on my hands and would stay up all night reading. Now let us fast forward 19 years, or in my case, nine years later. Three of my four kids read Harry Potter books, two of them have completed the series twice and the third is currently on book four. No longer can I get Harry Potte...
  • Taneika
    Just going to keep my original pre-review here BC MY FEELINGS ARE THE SAME Although I do have some negative thoughts about it which I'll go into more detail with later, REGARDLESS, I finished this in one sitting and thought it was like, 95% fab