Saturday, September 9, 2017

Week 36 Reviews: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

From Goodreads:
Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing - if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

From Goodreads:
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 July 30, 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:
I just loved reading both of these. Deathly Hallows, I remember reading it shortly after it came out while I was home sick, and I just devoured it. And I did so again, plus, reading the Cursed Child! Great to have more of this world, just not the same quality, at least, for me!

My one big wish for Deathly Hallows, was that Harry should have sent his stuff like his broomstick and Hedwig, with the Dursleys, then the wizards with them could've sent it on to the Burrow once they were away from Harry. Because then they could've been saved, the firebolt was from Sirius, and Hedwig, oh, Hedwig!

It's funny, that I read these two books the day after Albus goes to school in that epilogue/being of the play. I found that out after I read these books, but before I wrote this review. So cool, that we're in real time now with this world!

Honestly? Cursed Child was OK, and it wasn't just that it was a screenplay that made it that way. That second or third scene, where it's a bunch of little scenes where Albus is in Slytherin, and has his first 3 years of school, it's like, was that a dream or a nightmare, is this really happening? It didn't feel real. And it was really short, so we didn't get as much detail, let alone how much detail is in books. I wish we could've gotten it in book form exclusively by J.K. Rowling, that would've been so much better!

Yeah, so fantastic to read these books, and I've glad that I finally read all 8 of these together!

Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #7, 8
First Reads: 2007
Read: September 2nd, 2nd, 2017
Source: Own,
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books! And Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a End of Series 2017 Book!
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, Pottermore
Published: July 21st 2007, July 31st 2016

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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