Hello booklover & fellow Potterheads!
Can you believe the news? WE'RE GETTING AN 8TH HARRY POTTER BOOK!
Well, kind of.
It's been announced that the script for Cursed Child will be released in book form, so that fans all over the world can experience the play! To be honest, I was kind of hoping the play would be recorded and distributed (and it still might!) but this is still very exciting and I can't wait until July 31!
"Little, Brown Book Group announces today that they will publish the script book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne written to be enjoyed on stage. The Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will be published at 10am on 31st July 2016 AEST, following the play’s opening on 30th July, bringing the eighth Harry Potter story to a wider, global audience. The script eBook will be published simultaneously with the print editions by Pottermore, in collaboration with Little, Brown Book Group in the UK, and Scholastic in the US and Canada."
The eighth story. Nineteen years later.
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.
This book has instantly hit top spot on my most anticipated releases of 2016 (bumping Glass Sword, which I have already finished). While it's technically not the eighth book everyone has dreamed of, it's still the eighth book that shows us what life is like 19 years later!
I'm still holing out for a Marauder's Era book/series though!
See you all soon!