My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was going to make this review spoiler free but I need to get my feelings out about this book so if you haven’t read Cursed Child yet and want to, grab some tea and the book, read it and then come back here to agree with everything I say!
LAST WARNING: SPOILERS! GO AWAY, IF YOU WANT TO STAY INNOCENT!
Ahem, now we have got that over with, let’s begin!
Harry Potter finished with the Deathly Hallows. I LOVED the ending, and while I didn’t mind reading a continuation to this series, J.K Rowling just can’t let go of the Wizarding World and some could argue that’s not the greatest thing and I might have to agree, just this once.
I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I GOT THIS!!! It was so lovely and smooth and shiny!! I had been wanting to read it FOREVER! I’d been avoiding any spoilers or anything so I could enjoy this to the fullest!
Characters | My Thoughts
My favourite character by far. Scorpius is just such an amazing, sweet character. You can not argue with that at all. Seriously, he’s brave, kind, considerate, EVERYTHING! The rumour about Scorpius being VOLDEMORT’S SON? Did I read that right?
And, people adored the friendship between Albus and Scorpius but…
Albus was just, just. So annoying. I really don’t see how he befriended Scorpius. ‘Oh, My Dad hates me, lalajhdajshdkja’. ‘Oh my, I’m in Slytherin!’ Okay, stop attention seeking, seriously! Just, GAH! Okay, shut up. Stop time turning, okay? Stop trying to be some genius and save Cedric Diggory? Just no. Stop acting like that everyone supposed to be perfect. I just think he was really spoilt, to be perfectly honest with you.
Excuse me? You never had a father figure? Ahem, have you forgotten Sirius, Lupin, Dumbledore etc… Excuse me? Thank you very much.
I get that Harry was trying to be a good father but he’s really not cut out for it.He made all the wrong decisions Seriously. Go back to saving the world, please? Harry as a dad? I was kinda freaked…
I think Ron was given such a small role. I know he was kinda irrelevant in the real series, but still? A little more lines to Ron or just exclude him completely? He just sounded like some dumbo who didn’t know what he was doing.
Sorry, Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange had a DAUGHTER??This is just one step too far. Voldemort=evil. Children=nice. DO NOT GO TOGETHER. Can we just forget this, please? Please?
Another of my favourite characters. I would love to have seen more of her but she was great! I think I would have loved to see all her friends and laughs.
Time Turner Plot
So, this was the so-called ‘genius’ plot that Rowling came up with. Seriously? JUST SERIOUSLY? I already disliked Prisoner Of Azkaban because of the time-turning passages and a whole book about it? Ahem, no. It was all too unrealistic. It was just like ruining the books before because you know that Harry’s son had been in those scenes.
I don’t think this is fully solved. Um, okay Delphi has Voldemort’s blood but…MMM That wasn’t wrapped up well…
So I was obviously put off by the fact that it was in a script format.It was a big downside. Scripts are supposed to be acted and spoken not read. And I know people still enjoyed it but It was hard to read, I admit. The dialogue was just a bit different and not something that appealed to me. Also, the time progressions and the scene changes were hard to keep up with even with the additional information given. As I said, the script really didn’t sit well with me because of the other Harry Potter books, were in a normal format so it was hard to read but I kinda got used to it as I carried on reading.
Draco And Harry….
Draco and Harry are actually not fighting. Tell me how this is happening? Though you can sense the underlying hate between them, aha!
No… I really don’t think this matches up to the mischievous magic and spells in the original Harry Potter Series. And even though there were polyjuice potions and time travel as well as an invisibility cloak, I didn’t get that sensation of excitement when reading it…
The Golden Trio, Not So Golden?
I really don’t think Harry, Ron and Hermoine, resembled anything of their past. Of course, they changed because they grew up, but none of their personalities was any bit the same. They were unrealistic, weird and so different.
They were not so golden.
Ron acting idiotic
Hermoine not so determined
Harry being a bad father and having a disgusting personality.
I read this over the course of 2 days and I was obviously hooked. The storyline(s) was a very great but there was some other parts of the story which were very unrealistic and kind of ruined the series. It’s great to see the characters and the trio all grown up and their children but- but I’m still a bit confused about why this happened (THE BOOK) it really did not work for me at some points. Some people are reading it as though it’s fan fiction which it kinda was. Rowling said she’d never return but she did just for the fans and for some more money!
Did I like this book? Yes, but it was nothing like the magical world I remember, it’s more of a mature kind of book. This is not meant to be read. This is meant to be watched. You may be very disappointed with this book. I have mixed feelings about this ‘book’, but I think I’d enjoy watching this as a play much better than reading this.
What did you think of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child? Was it a hit or miss for you? Are you avoiding reading it because you’re scared it’ll ruin Harry Potter? Have you watched the play? Dying to read it?Whatever it is….