Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Waiting on Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

I'm overcome with joy wanting...

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany

Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: 31 July 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

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.
(summary from Goodreads)

It's pretty much old news again, but I was squealing over the announcement the play will be published! My social media exploded in happiness over this, but then a little later, exploded again in disappointment that it's not a novel. I thought it was pretty clear it was the script being published and I am still so, so happy they're doing so. It's still a new Harry Potter story and I can't go to London to see the play (sobs!) and who knows when it'd come to Australia, if ever? So to be able to read it is awesome. Now to just wait til July!

Are you excited to read Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, even in play format? Are you a super lucky fan actually seeing the play? What book has you excited for its release this week?


  1. I am so utterly excited that it's another Harry Potter Book, but I don't know how to feel about it being a play! And then I think: but it's Harry Potter! (argh!) Here's mine:

    1. Yeah, a play definitely doesn't have the same feel as a novel. More stark. But a new Harry Potter story as a play is better than none, right? :-D Thanks for stopping by!