Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: Jack Thorne (+ J.K. Rowling)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Genre: Play, HARRY POTTER (it's its own genre)

Blurb: 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.

Me: First of all, can I say: HELLOOO!! I've missed being on here! I'm overwhelmed and school is wild, but I do think I need to come back to one of the places I love the most- blogging! And what better book to kick off my return with than the last Harry Potter? 

I have to say, I never thought this day would come. I started blogging in 2014, and I never imagined people would want to read Harry Potter reviews more than a decade after the books came out. But I get my chance! It's here, I've read it, you should too...CURSED CHILD!

I didn't know how much I missed the Wizarding World until I encountered this script. In fact, I can't believe I convinced myself that I might not read this book. The characters are still there, breathing, living, talking, and to experience that again was the strangest, and most incredible feeling. When you've let a series take your childish heart and imprint on it everything good about books and Harry Potter, and then you revisit that part of yourself that you forgot was there- IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. 

I think that by itself, I would've enjoyed this script. It had characters with quite a lot of depth, and relationships that grew throughout the story. And throughout the story, I truly enjoyed the plot. Albus and Scorpius were both so interesting, and their friendship was so genuine and perfect. 

That being said, I feel like this story was very disconnected from the first seven. It didn't feel like the story was forced, but there were way WAY too many instances where the plot of Cursed Child didn't make sense with the plot of the series. I could tell Cursed Child hadn't been planned out from the beginning, and one of the major reasons that I loved Harry Potter was all the little red herrings and clues that I would look back on and be mindblown. 

I also feel like because this was written in the form of the script, I missed all the descriptions of the beautiful world surrounding all the characters. I would die to see the actual performance...I definitely think the stage adaption would enhance the story SO MUCH. 

In spite of everything, I would never have not read this (eek that's a lot of double negatives). My life is in shambles and I have no sense of purpose or closure because Harry Potter is now truly over...but it was worth it! 

Rating: 4 kisses! 

What did you think/Do you want to read it? What House are you? 

Slytherins Unite :) 


  1. Glad to see you back Kate! I completely agree, I missed the wizarding world so much that I felt so nostalgic reading this, but I have to admit, it didn't feel like a continuation of the series. It just didn't add up.

  2. I bought this over the summer, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I actually found out that I'm going to see it this summer while on an abroad trip through my college, so I'm super excited for that!