I took my time reading Cursed Child and I kept an open mind through out, I didn’t want to make a decision half way through.
I read a lot of plays so I knew what to expect reading Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I knew it wasn’t going to be like other Harry Potter books so I was prepared -mentally speaking-.
That’s being said I was very disappointed with this read.
I liked the whole time travel aspect of the story. I just don’t understand how Voldemort has a daughter with Bellatrix?! Like when did that happen? And can someone who is basically a resurrected soul reproduce? I’m just confused about this detail.
I guess if they did have a baby together it would be during The Half-Blood Prince concise rig Delphi’s age and all that. However, it still doesn’t make sense. J K Rowling is amazing with little clues and tinny easily missed details you don’t notice will all the piece come together. So I was very surprised about Delphi’s past but in a cringy way.
I also was hopping there would be more appearances with the other kids from the next generation. Don’t get me wrong I loved the dynamic between Albus and Scorpius, and how close they are. I just would’ve liked to get to know a little more about the other Potter kids as well as the mini Weasley and maybe a little sprinkle of Teddy Lupin.
Is it just me of does Ron Weasley seem more of an airhead than he really is?
I tried really hard to love Cursed Child but it was cringe worthy in more ways than one…I don’t know, maybe if I actually saw it as a play with all the theatrics, effects, lightings and all that jazz I’d feel differently about it. But as a read it was a huge disappointment for me, because I know what an amazing writer J K Rowling is and you can easily tell this isn’t all her.
My final thought on this is it felt like I was reading a glorified fan fiction that went viral.