Harry Potter & The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling & John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
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 30th July 2016. 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...
My review - If you're like me and haven't been able to get tickets for this play, you must have been jumping for joy when they said they where bringing it out in book form-I know I was.
Still, I was a little apprehensive about this book. Of course we all wanted/needed more of this wizarding world but I was scared going into this book but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it! I felt like I just whizzed right through it as I didn't stop reading until the last page-even that left me wanting more-and I really enjoyed it but, it has made me want to see the play as I think it would be that much better seeing it live.
In this book we follow Albus Potter. He is going to Hogwarts and he is worried that he will be sorted into Slytherin and not be as liked as his father was. But, he feels like it is a burden to be Harry Potter's son. That he has to show what he is worth in Hogwarts. He makes a new friend and then everything goes from there.
There are quite a few time jumps as Albus grows older and more sad. Harry, trying to find out what is wrong with Albus. They don't have the best of relationships but when something evil comes they have to work together to figure out the truth and stop from time getting messed up.
The few time hops did have me a little bit over the place but I loved the characters and it felt great to be back into that world. Reading about all of our favourite characters and what they are doing in with their adults life and some of the newish characters, their children.
I love Scorpius-Draco's child-He was such a fun character that it was hard to believe he came from Draco. He did have me laughing sometimes and I would defiantly want to read more about him.
Albus was fun to read about. He has a lot of weight on his shoulders and being Harry Potter's son is not helping.
If you aren't able to see the play then defiantly read this book. It has filled the void of what the Harry Potter books have left behind and I would defiantly love more from these characters and their lives.