Book Reviews

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – Book Review

Today I am going to be writing a book review after such positive comments on my previous one asking for more:) This time, however, I will be reviewing Harry Potter & The Cursed Child which left me speechless (it was so good)!

There are three authors of this book: JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne and there are 2 parts to the book which are sold together I think? I purchased it with both parts for £10 (half-price) – it actually retails for £20. I am obsessed, so I couldn’t wait to grab a copy of this book! Sidenote: This book review will not be very detailed because I do not want to give away any SPOILERS.

What’s it about?

‘It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry Of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places. ‘ – Author’s words not mine haha.

Why Read It?

A beautifully written sequel to the previous seven Harry Potter books even though it is set 19 years later. The formidable trio are grown-up and married off with children and the story focusses on Albus (Harry + Ginny’s son) and his unlikely friendship that brings along mishaps that could be fateful to the wizarding world if held in the wrong hands. It is written in the format of a script which could put some people off although I had no issues with it. The three authors have creates a book of adventure and it’s so gripping, I read it in one sitting!

Favourite Quote

“Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.” – Albus Dumbledore. Everyone’s favourite wizard makes a comeback (in his portrait anyways) and enlightens Harry with his words of wisdom when Harry is having difficulty with parenthood and connecting with his youngest son.

I would recommend you read this book because there are some shocking surprises and things you would not expect to find out whilst also being a great way to catch up on the wizarding world after 19 years!

If you decide to read this book, please do comment down below or like the post and I will definitely be posting more book reviews.

Lorinda X

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