Book review, Dystopian, Magical, Science fiction, YA

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling Book Review + Family Portraits

And to think that this series was mentioned by many that J. K. Rowling would stop writing it! You know what I say to those who did not have faith in her?

HAR HAR HAR! IN YOUR FACE!

calms down

Anyways… IT’S BACK! J. K. Rowling has not (once again) dissapointed us with her presence and her writing. Not only did she establish a new addition to the Harry Potter Series, but she also helped in the ideas of Fantastic Beast the film, and also in taking a part of the Potter Family New Casting Portraits which are down below.

In this new addition to the series by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany lots of action and back stories are brought. Cursed Child teems with the clever thrills we’ve come to ask for in a Potter tale, especially coming from the Deathly Hallows’ succession. This novel includes the time travel strategies that have been shown to us before in the original series in the perspective of Harry. Thrills aside, the emotional core here is a deeply human one. As Harry struggles to find his footing as a parent, his youngest son Albus struggles even more to extract his own identity from the shadow of his father. One early, pivotal argument between the two is cutting on its own… and decades of familiarity with our wizened hero only twist the knife deeper. Hermoine becomes the Minister for Magic, hanging with the uneasy professionalism that masterfully at home she has a new role. Ron, as her husband is more carefree than he was from the Death Eaters and academia. On the other side of the table, Draco has been the only one whose evolution appears the least impacting and believable that is yet to be seen by his behavior.

The introduction of primary protagonists Albus and Scorpius is, largely, perfect. Both characters immediately spring from the page and stake their claim as the wizarding world’s greatest new creations. Albus is rebellious, inquisitive, and foolhardy, but lovable despite his Order of the Phoenix levels of angst; Scorpius Malfoy is dryly funny and winningly sanguine, despite having every reason not to be. Rose, the daughter of Hermione and Ron, is underused but finely crafted, and a handful of other new characters are smartly conceived.

Though always seen in every book, the plot is beyond shocking in the Cursed Child. In general, the book is a great filed guide of cameos and surprises brought by all three authors, not just the knowledge of J.K. Rowling herself.

Check out the new casting for the main characters down below brought to you by PotterMore from Twitter:

3 thoughts on “Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling Book Review + Family Portraits”

  1. I went to my local book store today and guess what? They ran out of the books! I have to wait until tomorrow to get it. This review has me more anxious now!!!!

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