Friday, August 26, 2016

Review of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child-Rowling/Tiffany/Thorne

Based on a new story by J.K. Rowling, this is a script from the new play rather than a novel.  Because it's a script, the reader must use their imagination to fill in the scenes but because of past visuals of the Potter world, I found it easy to supply scenery and details.  The story is a bit convoluted but always keeps your interest.  Harry's youngest son, Albus, tries to fix a problem caused by Potter's famous legacy and soon realizes that he's changed everything... and not for the better.  3 Elves - Recommended for readers young and old

Review of The Wrath & The Dawn-Renee Ahdieh

This reworking of the fable Shaherazhad, the debut novel introduces a terrorist king who is only a teen yet takes a bride each night & then murders them.  After the murder of a close friend, a young girl volunteers as a "bride" to the king & keeps him entranced with epic stories so she isn't murdered with the dawn.  She soon find more to this king than she expected and finds herself falling in love despite vowing revenge for her friend.  The sequel is out now and I look forward to reading it.  3 Elves - recommended for teens and adults