Hey book lovers!! This is going to be a shorter post than normal. It’s been a crazy week and I have been traveling lately, so I am sorry that it has taken me this long to post this, but better late than never (I promise this is not a reoccurring theme).
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge Harry Potter Fan, borderline OCD about Harry Potter (not kidding, it may be a problem that I just refuse to acknowledge). When it was announced that there were going to be illustrated versions of each of the Harry Potter books published, I could not believe it! I was so excited and over the moon that they were not only going to republish the books (for the umpteenth time), but they were going to be illustrated too! I eagerly watched everything for hints of what the book and pictures were going to look like and when the sneak peaks were released, I could not even begin to imagine how magical these editions would really be.
The first released pictures were fantastic and perfection in and of themselves. They were eerily close to how I pictured everything from the books (however I believe that the movies are fantastic as well!). Little did I know that when I had the actual book in my hands, something all new would be happening.
I pre ordered the book relatively close to the release date as we are in the process of moving and I didn’t want to have the book shipped while we are moving and in the middle stages and get lost in the shuffle. I paid for expedited shipping, just because I wanted the book to be in my hands ASAP. I saw more of the preview pictures at this time, was still so impressed and excited, but no idea what I was in for.
When I received the actual book in the mail…whew…words CAN’T even begin to describe thefeelings. I mean I felt ALL THE FEELS. The artwork and book are so incredible and magical and even if you never stopped loving the book or stories, you will fall in deeper love all over again.
For any of my Harry Potter friends out there, I promise…you NEED this book. It is not simply well one day or meh I already have all of these other copies, this is a MUST HAVE. I have rarely been this serious about getting a book and let me tell you…I am serious about this book!!! Heck, even if you are not a Harry Potter lover you will still fall in love with this book. It is something incredibly special to have and I look forward to the next books being released in subsequent years.