**spoiler alert** Idk you guys. The play format wasn't the issue at all. I was fully expecting it and it didn't take away from the story at all for me**spoiler alert** Idk you guys. The play format wasn't the issue at all. I was fully expecting it and it didn't take away from the story at all for me. It was literally everything else. Honestly, the only reason I could give this 3 stars was because of Scorpius and his awesome self. If Scorpius wasn't part of the story, well....
A few points:
1) This reads like straight up fan fiction. The characters aren't canon at all.
2) Out of the blue Voldemort has a love child with Bellatrix Lestrange? Seriously? Who raised her? How was she kept a secret for 23 years? As an orphan, who told her about Voldemort being her father?
3) How the hell can Voldemort have a kid? He doesn't even have a nose, and I'm supposed to believe he has a penis?!
4) Ron was the victim of a love potion, I think he'd be a bit more careful before handing them out to his 14 year old nephew.
5) Albus Potter is a moron. "I know how to save Cedric's life! Let's go back in time and humiliate him!"
6) Where's George and why the hell is Ron running WWW?
7) There was a lot of talk about Neville, but we don't actually get to see him.
8) The whole book I was getting gay vibes from Scorpius, and then he goes and asks out Rose? Do. Not. Like. I ship AlbusxScorpius.
9) Harry and Ginny are terrible parents. I guess their other kids just vanished into thin air when Albus started acting out.
10) They were literally pulling Time Turners and Polyjuice Potion out of thin air in this book! Did the Trio not spend half of CoS making PJP? Or do people literally just leave this laying around just in case they need to impersonate someone?
11) Since when can people transfigure themselves into other people? I'm surprised McGonagall didn't pop in out of thin air and call them all morons again.
I can make a thousand more points about this book but I won't. This whole thing feels like JKR gave some basic plot points and let Tiffany and Thorne have a field day filling in the rest. As a hard core Harry Potter fan, I had higher expectations, and I was let down. I'm tough on this book because JKR's vividness and attention to detail as well as her ability to make me feel like a part of her magical world is what captured my heart to begin with, but this book lacks it all. I have tickets to see the play in London this December; I think it will all look excellent on stage, but I think how it looks was more of their concern instead of if the story was good....more
**spoiler alert** I downloaded this on the fly because I had a long drive from Toronto to DC. The best part was that the book was done before my trip**spoiler alert** I downloaded this on the fly because I had a long drive from Toronto to DC. The best part was that the book was done before my trip was over. The worst part was the book itself.
If the crap that happened in this book happened in real life, it's be considered what the media is now calling, "Affluenza". A rich white kid gets a bee in her bonnet, decides to set her grandfather's summer house on fire and ends up killing three people and two dogs in the process, never gets prosecuted or punished in any way and we're supposed to feel sorry for her. Fuck that shit.
The "plot" is non existent and what attempt there is at a plot is stupid and frankly insulting considering the state of events in the US these days. The writing is terrible. If I hadn't been driving I wouldn't have finished this book. Please, don't waste your time on this drivel....more