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Waiting for Wednesday #50: It’s a Harry Potter Bonanza July 20, 2016

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Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine. It showcases upcoming releases we’re anticipating!

My picks of the week are:

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

By: JK Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne

Coming: 31 July 2016

Publisher: Little Brown UK

Summary:

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.

Why I’m excited:

Really? It’s Harry Potter. I don’t need any other reason to be excited! I’m absolutely giddy for more Harry Potter.

Why I need you to be excited:

See above. Nuff said.

 

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By: JK Rowling

Coming: 19 November 2016

Publisher: Little Brown Book Group

Summary:

J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

Why I’m excited:

While not strictly Harry Potter, but years earlier in the same universe, it’s more of JK Rowling’s wizarding world! I am super excited to see how magical creatures are brought to life. I think Eddie Redmayne is going to be brilliant.

Why I need you to be excited:

It’s more JK Rowling. You should want to read it on that principal!

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8 Responses to “Waiting for Wednesday #50: It’s a Harry Potter Bonanza”

  1. Mary Says:

    I’m actually not into the new stuff at all, and I don’t know if I’ll ever buy Cursed Child. I definitely don’t want to buy Fantastic Beasts. I’m not into buying screenplays or movie-based novelizations. I’d rather just watch the movie, tbh. I’ve been feeling so BLAH about HP lately, and I hate it. I think I’ve been overexposed since it’s in the news so much for not-magical reasons. 😦

  2. I have the Cursed Child on preorder. Can’t wait! We are big HP fans at our house, so the kids will enjoy it, too, I hope.
    Dianna

  3. Vivien Says:

    My copy of Cursed Child will be here tomorrow. I’m eager but I understand it’s not the same thing. I love adding to the world though.

  4. I can’t wait to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the big screen!

  5. Ah, there’s been so much hype over HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD but I don’t think I’m one of them! :/ I just feel like it’s not genuine Harry Potter, so I’m not that excited for it. I miiiiight read it, but I don’t think I’ll buy it. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless! 🙂

    • Maura Says:

      I read the first 30 pages or so and it definitely isn’t Jo’s Harry Potter. Her characters, but most definitely NOT her writing style. /:


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