What fantasticbeasts.co.uk said about the movie: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ takes us to a new era in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away.
There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction of No-Majs (American for Muggles) bent on eradicating them. (more…)
This is the section where you can take quizzes, learn cool facts and view some of the must see pottermarks (Harry Potter landmarks)!
To start things off, I have created this Hogwarts house quiz. Take it to discover which house you would be sorted into and leave a comment below telling us your house!
What would your patronus most likely be?
What grade average do you think you have?
If you have tons of homework, what do you do?
If you were on a quidditch team, what position would you be?
Which of the books are the best?
You turn up for the Yule ball in a…
If you were a Marauder, which one would you be?
Which Hogwarts House would you be in ......
Slytherin: Most think that if you get into this house you will become evil, wicked and cruel but they are more than you think. They have good grades (OK, maybe not as good grades as Ravenclaw but still good), they are very hardworking, they put effort into everything and look after each other.
Gryffindor: Harry Potters house, maybe the most famous of them all. They have just passing grades as they prefer quidditch, love-playing quidditch and did I mention quidditch? They are the sportiest house and always are noble and kind. Also don’t upset Mrs. McGonagall, the head of Gryffindor, it may just be the last thing you do.
Hufflepuff: Everyone thinks ‘If your in Hufflepuff that means you’re a loser!’ but they are just different in there own way. They are very courageous with their ways of magic and never let a man down. One of them was the famous Cedric Diggory who said that Harry could have 1000 galleons which is about £3013.45 or $4809.76!
Ravenclaw: Ravenclaws are often shy pupils as they mostly stay in the background. With their top grades they are often future teachers or ministry workers. Even though they aren’t the sportiest they still try hard and power through the hardest of times and always get something in return.
If you are going to the ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ Warner Brothers Studio Tour near London, my first suggestion would be to get there 1 or 2 hours early so you can get a few things done before you even start the tour plays get a good spot in line. Before you even enter the building you can see the chess pieces from ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’, which are always good to get a photo of. When you get inside you can see all the characters and even the Ford Anglia. I would recommend going to the gift shop first because after the tour, the lines are massive. (more…)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
What the Publisher says about the book: Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play 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.
My summary: Albus Severus Potter is starting his first year at Hogwarts yet something is not as it seems, his only friend is his father’s old enemy, Scorpius, he is sorted into Slytherin and he is the most unpopular child in the school. All of which a Potter is complete opposite but when an unexpected visit comes this will turn everything upside-down. All he needs is a time turner, an invisibility cloak and a nerve to get him through the hardest of challenges. If one thing goes wrong he could resurrect the most horrible wizard of all time.
What I Thought: I started reading this book as soon as I woke up on the 1st August! From the first chapter of the book I thought it the complete opposite of JK Rowling’s excellent works and not just because of the different writing style. I found that it was sort of up and down for me. Some of the quotes were beautiful but others were weird, some messages were life changing but some of the dialogue was disappointing. I found this is a very confusing book and I would love to hear what you thought.