Last Saturday was Midnight Magic, which was the release party for the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The book was to be available at midnight, as the release date was July 31st. Our local Chapters Indigo book store was holding at Midnight Magic event and I knew I had to attend since I had never been to a midnight release for anything.
Chapters has a Starbucks inside and I was planning on trying my first Butterbeer frappuccino (from the Starbucks Secret Menu) since I was always too chicken to ask for the elaborate drink. However, they thought ahead and turned themselves into the Three Broomsticks and had multiple Harry Potter-inspired drinks. It was extra fun ordering a Butterbeer Frappuccino using the name, and not asking for a crazy custom drink.
The drink was delicious and I'd definitely get it again. There was an incredible amount of caramel throughout the frapp which was amazing. And I liked the final touch of adding cinnamon to the top of the whipped cream.
After obtaining my Butterbeer frapp, I got myself sorted (Gryffindor!), had my tarot cards read, played Harry Potter trivia and won some chocolate coins, and admired all the cosplays and Harry Potter clothing being worn.
At 11:50 p.m. they had us line up and when the clock hit midnight, the line moved quickly and I was handed my copy of the book in a limited edition tote bag. I was so excited and full of adrenaline when I got home that I read for two hours before my eyes deceived me and I had to sleep. I haven't been able to read the book as much as I'd like (thanks to silly work, chores, and errands) but I'm flying through it at a faster rate than normal. So far I'm enjoying it a lot and I will avoid giving spoilers, but they did a great job bringing the Harry Potter universe to life again.
Did you pick up Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yet?