Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book review: Harry potter and the Cursed Child!

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
Series: The '8th' Harry Potter book ( not really though)
Release date: July 31st 2016
Genre: YA fantasy
Pages: 327 pages

Expectations


I cannot tell you how excited I was when I first heard this would be a real thing! I read it the day it came out (just writing a late review..)


Review

First of all, I think we should really look at this play as a separate book, not as the 8th Harry Potter book. It is a totally different book, not a continuation of the story. 

Because of the script-form of writing, it reads very different. I felt like big chunks of information were missing, but maybe that's just because I'm not used to reading a script. 

So ,besides from the different format, what did I think of this story?

Characters were not themselves. Ron was just added for comic relief, Hermione was strange and Harry would have never said what he said to his son Albus. Draco was described the most realistically from all old characters.

Scorpius was by far my favorite character! So sweet, so funny & a really good friend to Albus. I also liked the friendship between them. 

The use of the time turner was interesting, as well as the alternate realities they created ( I was secretely hoping for a Hermione & Draco relationship in one of the alternate realities..)

Also, the were a lot of plot holes! 

I'm very curious to know how they will actually perform this play on stage, knowing there are a lot of magical elements described. 

It was an enjoyable read, but not comparable to the rest of the series. Maybe I also had unrealistically high expectations.

Rating

I'll give it 2,5 (maybe 3) stars.




Friday, September 23, 2016

Summer Wrap up & Fall TBR

Hi!

So I haven't been posting anything all summer.. I was on a holiday driving through Italy and Greece, such lovely countries!

But now I'm back, so let me give you an update on what I've read during the summer!


Summer Wrap Up

I didn't read a lot this summer, but I tried to read a variety of books. So lets start, here are the books I read this summer:


Title: City of Lost  Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
I enjoyed reading this, even a little more than the previous book, City of Fallen Angels. Full review: City of Lost Souls.
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: Jack Thorne, John Tiffany & J.K. Rowling
Short review: This is not even a bit comparable to the rest of the Harry Potter series, but I did enjoy reading it. Read my full review here
Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Short review:
Loved this book! This is a true classic! 
Review is coming :)






Title: The Calling
Author: Cate Tiernan
Short review:
Just a continuation of the previous book in the sweep series. It was enjoyable, but not very interesting.





Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
Great last book! Review is coming soon!






Fall TBR

I'm so happy it's fall! This is really my favorite season, with the leaves falling & the pumpkin spice latte :)

So what books do I plan to read this fall?
I'm not very good at sticking to my TBR, so I've only listed a few books. I'm gonna try to stick to it this time :P



Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I've heard only good things about this series! I'm so curious, 
I wanna read it this fall!








A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
I wanna finally get started on the second book in The Song of Ice and Fire series. I've read the first book a while ago and I've only watched the first season of game of thrones. But.. this one is gonna take a while for me. 





Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare.
I recently finished the last book in The Immortal Instruments. 
I'm curious about these Shadowhunter Academy books :)






What books are you planning on reading this fall? Any recommendations I can add to my TBR  list? Let me know!

Summer Wrap up & Fall TBR

Hi!

So I haven't been posting anything all summer.. I was on a holiday driving through Italy and Greece, such lovely countries!

But now I'm back, so let me give you an update on what I've read during the summer!


Summer Wrap Up

I didn't read a lot this summer, but I tried to read a variety of books. So lets start, here are the books I read this summer:


Title: City of Lost  Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
I enjoyed reading this, even a little more than the previous book, City of Fallen Angels. Full review: City of Lost Souls.
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: Jack Thorne, John Tiffany & J.K. Rowling
Short review: This is not even a bit comparable to the rest of the Harry Potter series, but I did enjoy reading it. Read my full review here
Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Short review:
Loved this book! This is a true classic! 
Review is coming :)






Title: The Calling
Author: Cate Tiernan
Short review:
Just a continuation of the previous book in the sweep series. It was enjoyable, but not very interesting.





Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
Great last book! Review is coming soon!






Fall TBR

I'm so happy it's fall! This is really my favorite season, with the leaves falling & the pumpkin spice latte :)

So what books do I plan to read this fall?
I'm not very good at sticking to my TBR, so I've only listed a few books. I'm gonna try to stick to it this time :P



Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I've heard only good things about this series! I'm so curious, 
I wanna read it this fall!








A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
I wanna finally get started on the second book in The Song of Ice and Fire series. I've read the first book a while ago and I've only watched the first season of game of thrones. But.. this one is gonna take a while for me. 





Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare.
I recently finished the last book in The Immortal Instruments. 
I'm curious about these Shadowhunter Academy books :)






What books are you planning on reading this fall? Any recommendations I can add to my TBR  list? Let me know!

Summer Wrap up & Fall TBR

Hi!

So I haven't been posting anything all summer.. I was on a holiday driving through Italy and Greece, such lovely countries!

But now I'm back, so let me give you an update on what I've read during the summer!


Summer Wrap Up

I didn't read a lot this summer, but I tried to read a variety of books. So lets start, here are the books I read this summer:


Title: City of Lost  Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
I enjoyed reading this, even a little more than the previous book, City of Fallen Angels. Full review: City of Lost Souls.
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: Jack Thorne, John Tiffany & J.K. Rowling
Short review: This is not even a bit comparable to the rest of the Harry Potter series, but I did enjoy reading it. Read my full review here
Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Short review:
Loved this book! This is a true classic! 
Review is coming :)






Title: The Calling
Author: Cate Tiernan
Short review:
Just a continuation of the previous book in the sweep series. It was enjoyable, but not very interesting.





Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
Great last book! Review is coming soon!






Fall TBR

I'm so happy it's fall! This is really my favorite season, with the leaves falling & the pumpkin spice latte :)

So what books do I plan to read this fall?
I'm not very good at sticking to my TBR, so I've only listed a few books. I'm gonna try to stick to it this time :P



Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I've heard only good things about this series! I'm so curious, 
I wanna read it this fall!








A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
I wanna finally get started on the second book in The Song of Ice and Fire series. I've read the first book a while ago and I've only watched the first season of game of thrones. But.. this one is gonna take a while for me. 





Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare.
I recently finished the last book in The Immortal Instruments. 
I'm curious about these Shadowhunter Academy books :)






What books are you planning on reading this fall? Any recommendations I can add to my TBR  list? Let me know!

Summer Wrap up & Fall TBR

Hi!

So I haven't been posting anything all summer.. I was on a holiday driving through Italy and Greece, such lovely countries!

But now I'm back, so let me give you an update on what I've read during the summer!


Summer Wrap Up

I didn't read a lot this summer, but I tried to read a variety of books. So lets start, here are the books I read this summer:


Title: City of Lost  Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
I enjoyed reading this, even a little more than the previous book, City of Fallen Angels. Full review: City of Lost Souls.
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: Jack Thorne, John Tiffany & J.K. Rowling
Short review: This is not even a bit comparable to the rest of the Harry Potter series, but I did enjoy reading it. Read my full review here
Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Short review:
Loved this book! This is a true classic! 
Review is coming :)






Title: The Calling
Author: Cate Tiernan
Short review:
Just a continuation of the previous book in the sweep series. It was enjoyable, but not very interesting.





Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Short review:
Great last book! Review is coming soon!






Fall TBR

I'm so happy it's fall! This is really my favorite season, with the leaves falling & the pumpkin spice latte :)

So what books do I plan to read this fall?
I'm not very good at sticking to my TBR, so I've only listed a few books. I'm gonna try to stick to it this time :P



Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I've heard only good things about this series! I'm so curious, 
I wanna read it this fall!








A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
I wanna finally get started on the second book in The Song of Ice and Fire series. I've read the first book a while ago and I've only watched the first season of game of thrones. But.. this one is gonna take a while for me. 





Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare.
I recently finished the last book in The Immortal Instruments. 
I'm curious about these Shadowhunter Academy books :)






What books are you planning on reading this fall? Any recommendations I can add to my TBR  list? Let me know!

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