It’s a little obsessive, I know, but some big news this week on the Harry Potter front. I’ve noticed that interest in my previous posts on Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows has been getting more traffic lately, so you know something is up.
This week they presented… the book cover art. Yes, believe it or not, that is big news in the world of Harry Potter.
Here is the UK version of the cover:
Here is the American version:
Well, I’ll give them some real marketing credit – as an American I can firmly say I prefer the American cover to the incredibly cartoonish and bizarre UK cover.
Release date is still set for July 21st. You can pre-order the book here.
As usual, Wikipedia has more information on this book than anyone.
If you want to see the longest comment thread ever on my blog, check out the original Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows post from last year.
On my trips to Orange County & Germany, I re-read Books 5 & 6 cover to cover. I’ll be posting book reviews for them when I have time – the second reading was definitely better in many ways than the first.
5 thoughts on “Harry Potter, Book 7: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Cover Art”
Let me go blonde for a minute. Why do they have to release two different covers? I honestly don’t know why. I think, though, that the UK cover is more appealing.
The back of the cover is interesting too. It can be fun trying to interpret what the covers portray. For example, is that character on the back who I think it is and if so, why, when the cover is opened, do Harry and that other character seem so unconcerned with each other’s proximity and have their attention focused elsewhere. What exactly is more pressing to either of them than the presence of the other?
WARNING: The image at the following link may constitute a spoiler for anyone who has not yet read the previous six books.
That said, here is the full spread as posted by Borders:
My kids won’t mind either cover as long as they get the 7th book on release.
How can you say you prefer the American cover is better because the UK cover is too cartoonish. Personally, I think the American cover is more cartoon like and it looks rediculous, like a small child drew it. (Which can also be said for the other American covers.
I stick by the UK cover, the original 😀
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