Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child WILL BE RELEASED AS A BOOK. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

As I'm sure you all have seen by now about the interwebs, the new play premiering this summer detailing Harry's life as a middle-aged dude is officially going to be released in book form on July 31 (the play premiers on July 30 at the West End's Palace Theater in London).

The goddess Rowling has smiled down upon us!


For those of you who have been living under a rock, here's the synopsis:

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.

So, I honestly haven't been following this all that much because obviously I'm not going to go to London just to see this show, particularly because tickets will probably cost like a zillion dollars and also I hate crowds and I'm not a big fan of plays to be honest, so you can imagine how happy I am that I will actually be able to just read the book in my living room and NOT HAVE TO SEE IT ON STAGE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY. 

I do wish it was going to be in novel form, but I get that J. K. is super busy and like, doesn't exactly have the time to turn her book series-turned-play back into a novel just because I want her to. But, ya know. Dreams.

How PSYCHED are you for this??!?!?!? If you live in the UK, will you go see it on stage? How do you feel about reading the script versus reading it in novel form?? Let's discuss!!

P.S. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is available for preorder on Amazon!! I just ordered mine!!


  1. I could not believe me eyes when I saw the news! I wanted to jump and squeal but I was at work and I'm kind of too old for that anyway! But I'm super excited that we'll get to actually read it, because as I live in Ukraine, I knew that I would never get to see the play. So, yeah, I'm really-really-really looking forward to it. But I won't deny that I'm also scared in a really big way. I'm afraid that it will completely overturn everything that I think I know or want to know about Harry, Ron and Hermione as grown-ups.

  2. I'm so excited about this! Although I live in Switzerland, I managed to buy a few theatre tickets and will be going to see it in August this year and I can't wait! :D Maybe I'll camp outside a bookstore and wait for the book to get out, if that doesn't work I'll just order it online :D

    Can't wait!

  3. SOOO excited. I also wish it was going to be in novel form, and it sounds a little bit dark so I hope there is a happyish ending, but still SO SO excited :D

  4. I have been under a rock. I didn't know about this!! A play, huh? Neat, though like you, no way to see it. But I'll definitely be reading the play-turned-book. Thanks!

  5. I'M SO EXCITED! I can't afford to go to London to actually see the play, so I was really hoping that the script would be published so I'd have a way to discover the story! :)


    Rowling's tweets about this are hilarious - having to explain constantly that this is NOT a prequel. :)

  7. WHAT. I clearly have been living under a rock, in the middle of the ocean, on another planet, in another galaxy. I. CANNOT. WAIT.

  8. SOSOSO EXCITED!!! How could I not have heard about this??? I don't think it would be as good as a novel would, but... more Harry Potter!!!!

  9. They were talking about this on the radio this morning and I seriously almost drove off the road-I can't wait for it to be released!! I may have to do a HP marathon beforehand and re-read all the other books :) That would actually be a cool spring/summer project!

  10. I am SO EXCITED for this!!! I have to say, I wish I was in the UK so I could see it on stage but reading the script is the next best thing :D

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  11. Yes to all the GIFs... that's exactly how I feel. I'm hoping a bookstore has a blow out party for the release.


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