Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Jowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
Series: Harry Potter
Release Date: July 31st, 2016
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Waited on by: Noor

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 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.

The second I heard there was going to be a Harry Potter based play in England I freaked out and started pestering my mom to send me (I'm still working on it, pray 4 me guys). While I was working on that, I guess Jo and the scriptwriters heard all the cries that the majority of the fanbase was missing out on the story and decided to give us the full script in book form, and when I heard about that I immediately rushed to find out the details about pre-ordering and length and the like. The book is about Albus Severus -- Harry's son, if you've been living under a rock and weren't aware -- and if we're being real I was lowkey hoping it was going to be a Marauder's era story even though 1. J.K. Rowling stated multiple times that Cursed Child would definitely not be a Marauders era story and 2. I have such a specific idea of what I believe the the Marauders were like and what I'd feel a Marauders era story would be like that I don't think anything could live up to what I have built up in my head so I suppose it's a good thing it wasn't.

Honestly, I'm in so deep that any new Harry Potter news makes me jump for joy and this is no exception. While Harry's kids weren't at the top of my list for eighth book ideas, you have to understand that that even so, my excitement levels are through the roof, and I am by no means disappointed. I'm just waiting it out until July 31st, when I will blow a candle on Harry's honorary birthday cake and crack open this brand new (set of) chapter(s).

- Noor

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1 comment:

  1. I got my copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book today.
    I brought it off Amazon and they delivered it in just 2 days!
    Amazon link::
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child