You’ll also be able to listen to the first ever Pottermore.com audio entry from J.K. Rowling, as she reveals the story of the most notorious Floo Network mishap.
This reminds me of the original U.S. cover, in that it has many of the same elements- the Golden Egg, the Horntail, the stands- but it’s definitely a more action-filled take on the scene, which I think complements the nature of the book more.
This cover, on the other hand, is totally reimagined. Despite the creepy thestrals, it’s actually probably my favorite one so far. I love the rising sun in the background, which to me represents a clear message in the series- there is always hope, even in the darkest of times.
Both covers are the artwork of Kaza Kibuishi, same as all the previously unveiled covers.
What are your opinions on the new art?
Feast your eyes on this! It’s a compilation of every chapter illustration in every Harry Potter book all in one place. This was made possible by an ambitious redditor named ajcfood, so that’s who you’ll want to thank for this awesome illustration reference guide!
Click HERE for the large version
Are you ready for some Harry Potter Mixology? Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole spent some time designing a number of very creative Harry Potter inspired cocktails that you’ll want to check out. We’ve shared a few of our favorites below, but in order to see them all, you must visit their Little Pink Blog!
If anyone of legal drinking age tests these out, let us know!
Fred and George Weasley
1 oz Vodka
Â½ oz Chambord
Â½ oz Peach Schnapps
Splash of Pineapple juice
Strawberry Pop Rocks
Fill martini glass with cold water and place in freezer for 2 minutes to chill.
Pour all ingredients except candy in a shaker with ice.
Rim martini glass with Strawberry Pop Rocks
Pour in contents of mixer.
Goblet of Fire
1 oz vodka
1 oz blue curacao
3 oz lemonade
Pinch of cinnamon
Pour vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade into a goblet-type glass
Top with a splash of 151 proof rum
Light on fire
Add the pinch of cinnamon to the flames (cinnamon will spark)
*** Blow out flames before consuming! ***
3 oz Nuvo
1 oz Vodka
To chill Vodka: Add ice and Vodka to cocktail shaker
Add Raspberries to bottom of champagne flute
Strain chilled vodka into flute
Garnish with strawberry
About the creators of these cocktails:
Ashley Bryce holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of Florida (Go GATORS!). She is fluent in Latin and has a passion for translation. A Miami girl who loves politics, old movies, Doris Day, and all things Harry Potter related. Find her on Twitter (@ashleyellene) and LinkedIN.
Liana Cole is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Global Strategic Communications from Florida International University. Liana holds a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Fine Art from The University of Central Florida. In addition to being a Harry buff, Liana is a certified bartender by ABC Bartending. She has a love for culture, music and art of all kinds. Find Liana on Twitter (@Liana_Rochelle) and LinkedIN.
A huge thanks to our very own Ashley Gonzales for alerting us to this!
Artist Angela Rizza has created some pretty unique Harry Potter fan art. We’ve seen fan art in many different styles, but nothing quite like this. I think io9 describe it quite fittingly:
Angela Rizza’s intricate illustrations take a different tack, rendering our hero as a stern-faced figure of myth, a high wizard in a hooded sweatshirt.
Looking at the two images of Harry below you can see just how distant he seems to be. He’s looking straight ahead and doesn’t appear to be focusing on anything. The Harry we know is far more warm than the one depicted in the illustrations.
This first illustration is titled The Prisoner of Azkaban. We can see why as a number of elements from the story are represented here such as the full moon and Animagi, along with a stone-faced Harry.
This one is called The Half-blood Prince. What do you think of Harry’s glasses here? To me they have a futuristic look to them. And notice how he’s holding his wand in the same position as in the previous illustration.
This final one is titled The Goblet of Fire. This one is Harry-free but we do have the hedge maze with the strategically placed Triwizard cup in the center as an ominous (and intricate!) dark mark looms above it.
If you like these illustrations you can purchase them from Angela Rizza’s store on Etsy.
… in a 1921 Quidditch match, Tutshill Tornadoes seeker Roderick Plumpton caught the snitch in 3.5 seconds?
… Muggle-born witches and wizards inherit their magic ability from a Squib Ancestor?
… The broom-sport of Quadpot is more popular in the United States rather than the traditional European Quidditch?
… When Alfonso Cuaron became director for Prisoner of Azkaban, in order to acquaint himself with the three leads, he asked each of them to write an essay about their characters from a first-person perspective? True to character, Emma Watson (Hermione) wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) wrote a simple one-page summary, and Rupert Grint (Ron) never turned his in!
… In the end credits of the movie Goblet of Fire, it says: “No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie?”