So being a long-time fan of the harry potter series it was only right for me to get the book pre-ordered on the first day pre-orders were available. Unfortunately my book didn’t come until 2 days after the initial release which sucks and means I had to avoid spoilers like the plague but got the book today and finished it today so let’s get on with the review.
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Little Brown Uk
Date Published: 31/07/16
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.
Taken from goodreads
At first when I heard about this book I had no idea that it was going to be the script of the upcoming play that was coming out this year, and I was really looking forward to an actual book and to be perfectly honest I think this is just a quick way for the play to get more advertisement and have the company behind the play get even more money than they would originally get. I also find it to be very lazy for them just to simply re print the script in book form instead of making changes so that the long-time fans of the series can actually get a new book, instead of just a hardback script.
With it being a script I found it quiet hard to treat it like a book, of course it made imagining what was happening very easy as they told you what was going to be happening at specific times even half way through the character talking. For me, the reason why I love reading is because of the story and being able to imagine the characters and what is happening around the characters in my own way, with this script you can’t do that and it takes away some of the magic behind the reading.
So that’s enough of me being mad at this book/script and time for some good points.
I love the story in this book as it is something new and gives the reader a chance to see what the son of Harry Potter is able to do and also see how the relationship between them is going to be. For the long-time fans of the series this is going to give you a little warm feeling in your heart especially when you get home and beginning read yet another Harry Potter book that you have waited for, for 9 years. I think that J.K. Rowling has done yet another wonderful job of greeting a book that has a lot of action, magic and of course Ron Weasley with his jokes when everyone else is being serious.
I felt like I was a teenager again when I was reading this on my way to the hospital, I didn’t want to get out of the car as I was enjoying the read that much, I wish that they made it longer and maybe added in some more filler to make the experience and reading time a little better and longer but I’m not going to say no to anything Harry Potter.
I do recommend that you read the first 7 books in the series before reading this as it does have a lot of characters from those books who make a return and a lot of spoilers if you haven’t yet read the book or watched the movies. But if you have read the books or watched the movies then you are going to enjoy this book/script.