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
Author
Release DateNov 16th, 2018
PublisherPottermore from J.K. Rowling
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Rating

Reviews Fantastic Beasts

  • Kai
    2018-05-30
    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...
  • Maria
    2019-02-24
    3.4/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐“DUMBLEDORE: Do you know why I admire you, Newt? More, perhaps, than any man I know? (off NEWT’S surprise) 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.” Well well well. Yet another money grab unnecessary book is yet again upon us... one that I definitely bought because I'm a bitch for this useless-Harry-Potter-related-shit. This bo...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    2018-03-27
    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
    2018-10-06
    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
    2018-11-16
    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...
  • Mary S. R.
    2019-02-19
    4.5 STARS! if you're wondering where that half a star went, ask Rowling—she probably threw it in the trash with the timeline 😂 “Regret is my constant companion. Do not let it become yours.” The second installment in the Fantastic Beasts 5-movie series and a screenplay (not a novel) full of magic!There are reasons I absolutely appreciated this despite what many might say, and reasons I didn't—I'll be responding to some of the criticisms...
  • Helena of Sparta ✰
    2018-12-15
    SPOILERS! SPOILERS! BEWARE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE! Ah, well. *shrugs* You've been warned...I’m sorry, dear Newt. I wish that I could agree with you, but…WHAT. WAS. THAT?!!! I’ve never been angry and disappointed at a Harry Potter film before! What on Earth happened? Was J.K. Rowling actually the screenwriter or is this another case of the Cursed Child? Let’s start with Queenie, one of my favourite characters. Remember the adorable sweethea...
  • Omar Fadel
    2018-07-21
    "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...
  • Bonnie
    2018-11-17
    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...
  • Alejandro
    2019-01-16
    Unexpected developments! This is the original screenplay used for the film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". Which is the second movie in the saga, a prequel saga for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. RETURN TO EUROPE Oh, Newt. You never met a monster you couldn't love. The previous adventure takes the audience to America, to boldly go where no wizard or muggle had gone before, but in this second story, the action takes us back t...
  • Emma
    2018-11-24
    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...
  • Barbara
    2019-04-17
    3.5 starsThis is a sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, and picks up where that story ends - with the arrest of Gellert Grindelwald in New York City. Grindelwald is a dark wizard who wants magic folk to rule the world.....and is actively trying to foment a war to make that happen.*****As Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay opens, the dark wizard is about to be extradited to ...
  • Tan Markovic
    2019-01-26
    A few thoughts...-A filler of the highest order.-Never rated anything Harry Potter related less than 5 stars but here we are.-Film kind of made up for 0.01% of the let down experienced because JUDE LAW----------FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER FILLER
  • Sabrina Ye
    2018-05-30
    3.25~3.5 stars maybe?Sooo apparently this book will be my last book finished in 2018, since I doubt that I'll have time to finish another book before this year end *sighing*To put in short, the book doesn't not reduce any disappointments that I got from the movie, but I think it's a okay read cause there are still a few things I like about it.Rtc
  • Brian 9 ¾ ⚡
    2018-11-15
    ⭐⭐⭐ 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
    2018-06-01
    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
    2018-12-14
    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...
  • Nyakarima
    2019-02-06
    This story was wholly unnecessary. Just a shameless attempt at milking nostalgia off a beloved franchise. But there is a way to do that without insulting the intelligence of your fans, offending them or taking them for a ride. The whole 'let's-see-the-big-bad-origins' plot has been done to death. Look at The Hobbit and Star Wars. And JK really couldn't think not to go down that path? Besides, wasn't it already explained in the deathly hallows?? T...
  • Denise Bücherwunderland
    2018-11-17
    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...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    2018-11-19
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay is awesome and brilliantly written. I loved every moment. Its totally 5 star.
  • Ashley Daviau
    2019-01-24
    I will always and forever love anything that involves the wizarding world in any way. I wish I could live in it and immerse myself in it forever but sadly that’s not possible so I have to settle for these small glimpses into it. This is definitely not my favourite out of all the books involving this world but I still absolutely loved it! I’m loving the new set of characters and getting to know them, although the screenplay format is a bit of ...
  • Brooke H
    2019-03-16
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐4 STARS FOR:Fantastic Back Stories: The Crimes of Plot Holes✨ Unlike the riveting plot and adventure that captivated me from start to finish that we had in book/movie one, this one felt like a whole lot of traveling with not much else happening other than that (felt a lot like a filler). That’s not to say it was all entirely boring, I did like it, just not as much as the first one 🤷🏻♀ It’s like.. there was traveling, and...
  • Nina
    2018-12-28
    I know this might sound weird but I enjoyed reading the screenplay a lot more than actually watching the movie. When I left the theatre after seeing it a few weeks ago, I was so disappointed because the movie dragged on so much, was pretty boring and overall just couldn't match up to the first one. But there were many details in the screenplay that I hadn't even noticed in the movie and it was also such a quick read because scenes that dragged on...
  • AGamarra
    2018-11-28
    "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...
  • Reem Ghabbany
    2019-01-29
    Okay I read this WHILE watching the movie. I actually paused the film every few minutes and read from the book. I enjoyed it. I LITERALLY FANGIRLED WHEN THERE WAS A SCENE AT HOGWARTS and omgg young Dumbledore and professor mcgonagall!! Yes please! I have so many so many questions and I can’t wait for yhe nexr installment
  • Tisha
    2019-01-30
    I was very upset when I saw everyone is going crazy over watching the new Fantastic Beasts movie on the big screen and I couldn’t because of the unavoidable pressures of so called adulthood. So I watched it after the torrent came and then read the book, oops, sorry, the screenplay!Frankly speaking, I neither liked the movie nor the screenplay. I wish it was all done in the first part as that was truly magical to me. The Crimes of Grindelwald wa...
  • Ash
    2018-11-21
    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 ...