Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling Review (may contain spoilers!)

Series ; Harry Potter
Genre ; Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Pages ; 320
Age ; 12+

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part West End stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany. Previews of the play began at the Palace Theatre, London on 7 June 2016, and it was scheduled to officially premiere on 30 July 2016. The rehearsal script, not a novelisation of the play, was released on 31 July 2016 and became the eighth story set in the Harry Potter universe. The story is set nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his younger son Albus Severus Potter.

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I absolutely loved this book. Even though you can’t really call it a book. I thought at first it’s kinda written like a fanfiction because like this person says “…” this other person says something “…”, you get me? It totally didn’t bother me while reading and I loved that too. The book was not only so well written but Joanne really did a good job on the characters! I hope we can all agree that Scorpius is the biggest fluff ball you’ve ever read about and we all want one ourselves. I did have conflicted feelings of him being in love with Rose while she gave him 0 attention. My otp of this book is obviously Scorbus (Albus and Scorpius) because they belong to each other and yeah well. I don’t know if you had seen the plot twist coming of Delphi being the Cursed Child. When I hadn’t read the book yet I thought the title ‘Cursed Child’ would be about Albus. When I started reading I thought that title might belong to Scorpius but oh no it wasn’t his title either. Anyway, if you (STILL?) haven’t read this yet you really should because you’re extremely missing out on something big!

I’m so so so sad I possibly can’t go to the play in London but if you’ve seen it or are going to, please tell me everything about it. Anyway this was my review on The Cursed Child! Comment your thoughts below like always. I love you guys! (I made a post again because Tom’s currently having a very busy week and he didn’t have any time, soooo you get me again instead hahaha, I hope you don’t mind)

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ book+movie review (spoiler free!)

Hey Teacups and Literature readers! If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the release of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ movie. Well I’ve seen it on Tuesday (in premiere omg, I won tickets) and I’ll tell you what I thought about it. Not only the movie but I’ll also do the book review as I’ve read that aswell. Let’s start with the book review. Enjoy!!

 

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→Series; Harry Potter Series
→Genre; Fantasy
→Pages; 128
→Age; 10+
→Rate; ☆☆☆☆

img_0056Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains the history of Magizoology and describes 85 magical species found around the world. Scamander says that he collected most of the information found in the book through observations made over years of travel and across five continents. The book features doodles and comments added by Ron Weasley. The comments would appear to have been written around the time of the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These doodles add some extra information for fans of the series.
A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

I read Fantastic Beasts a while ago. I got the Hogwarts Library box and it was the first one I read out of the three in there. It was a very quick read because it only has 128 pages. It’s lovely to read something more about the mythical creatures in the wizarding world. I’ve always wanted to hear more of their backstories and now I had the chance to actually read a whole encyclopedia-ish book to get to know them better. I loved that Ron wrote little notes in the book because it refers to the main Harry Potter series and the tingly feeling of that little throwback is amazing. Anyway, if you have the time to read it you really should, it’s a nice little book and I love it.

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Now for the movie! I got to see the movie on the 15th of November, which means it was in premiere. I won tickets on the Snapchat of the Belgian premiere and so I went with my friends and dad. We had a very great time and also got a few goodies because it was an event. I got two pins that say ‘I want to be a wizard’ (one’s from my dad) and three posters (my dad took 2 extra lmao).

The movie itself was sooo beautifully made. Not only the special effects and script was amazing but also the casting was just wonderful. I can’t picture myself a better Newt Scamander than Eddie Redmayne. Newt was also sooo cute and funny in the movie. I swear I am in love with him and he needs to be protected at all costs omg. Even though the beginning was a bit confusing, I quickly got really into the movie. I laughed out loud at some times and at the end I even cried because the movie was done and I wouldn’t see it soon again. I miss Eddie already, so now I’m just watching interviews, what am I.

I hope you liked these two reviews! I’ve never done a book+movie review before so it’s kinda new for me. Leave a comment below to tell me your thoughts on the book and if you’ve seen it already, the movie too? And maybe if you liked this post?

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Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares review.

 

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  • Series; Dash and Lil duology
  • Genre; Young Adult, contemporary
  • Pages; 260
  • Age; 12+
  • Rate; 3/5


“I’ve left some clues for you.

If you want them, turn the page.

If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”


So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman Review

→Series; If I Stay series
→Genre; Young Adult-Fiction, Romance
→Pages; 210
→Age; 14+
→Rate; ☆☆

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On a day that started like any other Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the one decision she has left—the most important decision she’ll ever make. Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan Review

→ Series; N/A
→ Genre; Young Adults
→ Pages; 310
→ Age; 15+
→ Rate; ☆☆☆ ½


The book is told from the point of view of two teenage boys, both named Will Grayson. In Chicago, the first Will Grayson is best friends with Tiny Cooper, a homosexual football player. The other Will Grayson, a homosexual from Naperville that suffers from depression, tells the second story. After Will Grayson and Will Grayson discover each other, Green and Levithan use their characters to explore themes of love, honesty, and friendship. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

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