Thursday, 29 January 2015

Cover Love | My Harry Potter Collection

For this month's 'Cover Love' feature I'm sharing the newest books to join my collection, but also the stories that have stayed with me for years.

I first read Harry Potter, like many, some years ago now. I know the books can be a loved or loathed thing, but for me they are very much loved to this day. The Harry Potter books transcend target audience, with many adults having read them, and some, like me and others, who still reread them nowadays.

When I first read the series, the books were all borrowed from other family members. I've always wanted to own my own collection, but being a cover lover I wanted a beautiful set. I've waited years before investing in a set, and I'm so happy I waited until this particular one because I honestly love it!

The collection, published by Bloomsbury late last year, is available in both hardback and paperback. As you can see, I opted for paperback. The seven books come in a beautiful box with an image of Hogwarts on it. Each book cover is a different colour and they all feel very fitting to the content inside. The covers themselves are made up of some incredible artwork with vivid colours that really allows them to pop. I tried to take pictures that truly did them justice however I don't think I quite managed it; you have to see these books in physical form to truly appreciate the beauty.

As well as amazing art on the front cover, it carries on to the back of the cover too. Alongside the blurb of each book is an illustration that relates to the plot and happenings of said book. I've already shared a load of images and so in order to not bombard you with more, I picked my favourite to share. I think it's a classic!

If you're in the market for a Harry Potter collection then I'd highly recommend these; they will be loved and treasured for years to come. If you already own a Harry Potter collection, I'd love to know what one it is so be sure to let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have a favourite cover design from the seven books in this collection be sure to share. It was hard narrowing down a favourite, but mine would be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, closely followed by The Philosopher's Stone and The Deathly Hallows.

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