But let's be real as to why I made up this feature: I just want the opportunity to post something about Harry Potter.
There have been a whole ton of new Harry Potter cover redesign releases recently and I am LOVING it (obviously). And no, I don't think these redesigns will ever replace the originals in my mind, but it's still cool to see the covers in a new light:
New 15th Anniversary US Editions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
J'ADORE! I love these covers as much as the first two Kazu Kibuishi covers for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I love the animation and the attention to detail. I think they've done an excellent job so far at choosing the perfect scene to represent each book for the new covers. I also love how you can see Past Harry collapsed in the background of the new Prisoner of Azkaban cover. The new Goblet of Fire cover is pretty fantastic, too, though in my mind I still picture the Hungarian Horntail resembling the one from the UK/Canada Children's Edition, rather than this version.
I honestly couldn't say which of the four new US Edition covers I like best so far. Does anyone else have a favourite one so far?
EDITED TO ADD - New Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Also Released:
Of course, only a few hours after I had this post scheduled, the 15th Anniversary US Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released! And of course, it's GORGEOUS:
New UK Adult Editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and Prisoner of Azkaban:
The UK Adult Editions of the books are also getting a makeover. The first three books have been redone and the next four are set to be released in the coming months. I love the woodcut style of these! They are very bright and graphic and eye-catching. Sigh, if only I were rich, I would buy ALL the editions of the books, new and old, domestic and foreign editions. And they would be my pretties.
What do you think of these new Harry Potter covers? Let me know in the comments!