Book List 2016, Reviews

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Overall Rating: ★★★★

This seems to be one of the most polarizing tales in this universe. You will notice I do not say novel, because what some people seem to forget is that this is NOT a novel. It is the script of a play which, let’s face it, most of us will be unable to see as it seems to be sold out for the next two year.

Cut due to spoilers.

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30 Day Challenges

Book Challenge Day 4

4. Your favourite book in your favourite series

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling

This is one of my favourite books. Period. That’s all there is to it. I can’t even speak to what it is about it. Perhaps it’s because it introduces two of the characters I had the most hope for in the entire series.

Sirius Black, enigmatic, and slightly mysterious, whose had a hard life. And Remus Lupin, loyal (perhaps to a fault), and one of those creatures that goes bump in the night.

It’s the hope in this novel that gets me, Harry’s hope for a family, Sirius’ hope for a future, Remus’ hope for a new life.

Everyone who knows me knows that because I love this book so much, that the movie was a huge disappointment to me.


30 Day Challenges

Book Challenge Day 3

3. Your Favourite Series

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

The series I didn’t really want to read. It was soo popular, everyone loved it. I was 1o or 11 and even then didn’t want to read something that everyone else was reading. I was more mature than that, I was reading Jane Eyre (and not understanding the nuances of it).

But then, in eighth grade, when I was old enough to realize that I could read what I want and damn the consequences what anyone else thought of them I picked up the first book.

It sucked me in. It sucked me in so much that even into my high school years my sister (nine years older than me) and myself, sometimes with my mum would end up at Chapters at midnight to pick up the latest book, despite our pre-order of it (I even met a future ex-bf at one).

I loved the characters, I loved the fandom, I loved the feeling of talking about theories, of imagining what would happen next. The anticipation of it all, the new friends I gained because of these books.

This was the first series I really fell for that stuck with me.

Honorable Mentions:

Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

The Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Book List 2014, Reviews

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A definite re-read for me, and still one of the most charming books I’ve ever read. There is not a time where I’ve re-read these books that I haven’t fallen directly into the magical world once again.

J.K Rowling isn’t an amazing, wonderful technical writer, but she writes her characters with such heart that any flaws seem to fall by the wayside. I love this book as it is, an introduction to something so much more, and a world that has grown beyond just literature.

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