Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Genre: Fantasy. (It's Harry Potter. Does it really need a genre?)
Series: The eighth story in the Harry Potter franchise.
Yay or Nay: SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE. Yes, that is a thing.
Movie adaptation: Not for the Cursed Child, unfortunately. Though there is a play adaptation, a GLORIOUS one, I'm told.
Rating: 3 stars out of 5. Harry Potter has let me down. What's next, flying cats?
Synopsis: Skip nineteen years. Now, imagine Harry Potter's children going to the fabulous wizarding school that is Hogwarts. To add to that, imagine three Potters, one misfit and TONNES of chaos. Best friends with someone that is... Erm... Not the expected choice? 'Setting old mistakes right'? That adds up to a very peaceful year at Hogwarts, indeed. Good luck, Potter. Mischief managed.
Review: Yes, yes. It's Harry Potter. The question is; Does it feel like Harry Potter? Alas, no. Don't gawk at me. I have my reasons. But, oh, where do I start? Sure, it was magical (see what I did there?) returning to Hogwarts and I just can't gush enough about how exciting it was to meet everyone. The feeling of diving into a book with 'Harry Potter' printed onto the cover is the best feeling ever. But, whoa. Wasn't I disappointed.
Harry Potter isn't usually your 'typical day' story. It isn't everyday you get owls flying through your window. But Cursed Child? It was so far-fetched, I had to lasso it toward me to understand it. The plot twist was... Too twisty. And although it felt amazing to go back to Hogwarts, it lacked its usual charm. The unexpected events were quite hard to take in, but surely there had to be an explanation? Why did it happen? I don't know. Apparently, the book doesn't have a clue, either. Some of the bizarre happenings made as much sense as if it were written in Latin. *Sigh*.
However, all flaws aside, nothing can take away the fact that it is a Harry Potter book and is something I'd lose myself in, any day.