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New Harry Potter Book Cover Breathlessly Revealed

Let the rampant plot speculation begin! As reported by the AP, U.S. publisher Scholastic Inc. today revealed the cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series. According to the word picture painted by the AP, the cover features "a dramatic gold-and-orange sky and a teenage boy in eyeglasses reaching upward."

The book, which will be released to clamoring mobs on July 21, has Harry looking a bit disheveled and gaunt, if I do say so myself. To be sure, that's quite purposeful:

"The structures around Harry show evident destruction and in the shadows behind him, we see outlines of other people," David Saylor, Scholastic's art director, said in a statement.

What do you guys think about the new cover? It looks a bit lackluster to me, but I'd be interested in hearing what clues you think it imparts about what's inside.

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partysugar partysugar 9 years
I can't wait I've got my book pre-ordered.
jessugar jessugar 9 years
I'm not crazy about the cover...but who cares?! It's Harry Potter! I'm soooooo excited!
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Now that I've realized that it's on all three book covers, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the locket is the locket horcrux that Dumbledore was trying to find at the end of Book 6 and that we all know is actually at Grimmauld Place since RAB is Regulus Black. My guess is that's the only way the artists could incorporate the horcruxes into the cover without giving away plot points. And I'm way intrigued by Harry's sword on the Bloomsbury cover.
brazilnut brazilnut 9 years
I'm worried that after I read this book that I'm going to suffer from Post Potter Depression. I mean, has anyone thought about starting a group?! ;)
fruitcakesucks fruitcakesucks 9 years
The bloomsbury cover looks more interesting. http://www.thestar.com/artsentertainment/article/197324
vrico2005 vrico2005 9 years
Oh, and the locket on his neck has to be a horcrux! Possibly he is wearing it to protect himself against something? Or maybe bind him to someone (i.e. Voldemort!)
vrico2005 vrico2005 9 years
Does anyone else thinks the curtains etc. might have something to do with Sirius's death?!?! She never fully explained it and usually she does so I think it may have something to do with that!
shoesaddict shoesaddict 9 years
saw the uk version of the cover, looked darker and kinda made me nervous to think bout what's inside the book
shoesaddict shoesaddict 9 years
does anyone have the uk version? cant wait to know the ending and what's up with snape actually..hmmm
joyofadventure joyofadventure 9 years
i cannot wait!! although when it comes out i will nothing left to live for... ::sigh::
aekatie7 aekatie7 9 years
Ah-ha.... if you click on the link above it takes you to a page where you can see a "slideshow" of images & all of them. (I missed this the first time). The "full cover" is just the front + back opened up. There is more to it as others have said. -Katie
aekatie7 aekatie7 9 years
I don't get it... it's way too bright to relate to anything having to do with "deathly shallows". Not enough symbolism on this! It could have been better. -Katie
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 9 years
I totally preordered 2 copies so that my hubbie and I won't fight over who gets to read it first! Yea!! So excited.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
The cover up there doesn't look too exciting, but these other covers you're all talking about sound more interesting.
brazilnut brazilnut 9 years
LOL at Whip...I think I had a remarkably similar reaction. I freaking scheduled myself out of work for three days after the book comes out. AAAAAAAAHHHHH I can't wait!
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 9 years
I'm lining up at midnight no matter what the cover looks like.
redsox26 redsox26 9 years
it looks AMAZING!
bsella bsella 9 years
They're obviously not going to give too much away with a cover, but I'm so excited for the book to come out!
bpjedi bpjedi 9 years
Thanks for the Mugglenet tip, PinkRabbit. The UK Children's cover seems the most immediately striking to me, as it shows a battle weary trio (with Dobby clinging to Harry and a sword) running/falling out of some gold vault (Gringotts?), but the US version is also interesting. When I looked at the full cover, I wondered if there was any significance to the curtain thingy that frames the picture... perhaps it is the veil (the one Sirius went through in the dept. of mysteries)?
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
PinkRabbit is talking about the Bloomsbury edition of the book.
redegg redegg 9 years
Pinkrabbit are you talking about a secret cover to be released or something??? There is nothing on the front, I am definetly disappointed and not appeased by a "golden sky". :( I love Harry Potter.
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
I am so excited! When I saw this on Mugglenet this morning I flipped the heck out. The front cover isn't anything but the full cover! Voldy there Both of them not having wands Harry has something around his neck (locket perhaps?) They are in "battle" but not looking at/facing each other The rocks underneath them The surroundings: Can anyone say hercules? How about the shadows? Does the curtains mean they are behind the veil?!? The Uk Adult and Children ones are very interesting as well. The Adult being the locket with a big green S The Children one having SOOOoo much going on! The back cover is hogwarts (I believe) meaning they ARE going back? The inside covers: one has the stag and the other has an orb with a curled up snack in it! The front cover has Hermione, Harry (duh), and what looks like Ron but doesn't have as red hair as I remember. Anyways, they are sort of laying in gold, jewels, and other things and being sucked (as it appears to me anyways with Ron's foot flying in the air and Hermione and his hair flying the way it is). Also do you see that someone is holding on to a sword... Look closely and you see DOBBY! (I hope it's Dobby anyways) *sigh* That is all I've got so far.
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
I am so excited! When I saw this on Mugglenet this morning I flipped the heck out. The front cover isn't anything but the full cover! Voldy there Both of them not having wands Harry has something around his neck (locket perhaps?) They are in "battle" but not looking at/facing each other The rocks underneath them The surroundings: Can anyone say hercules? How about the shadows? Does the curtains mean they are behind the veil?!? The Uk Adult and Children ones are very interesting as well. The Adult being the locket with a big green S The Children one having SOOOoo much going on! The back cover is hogwarts (I believe) meaning they ARE going back? The inside covers: one has the stag and the other has an orb with a curled up snack in it! The front cover has Hermione, Harry (duh), and what looks like Ron but doesn't have as red hair as I remember. Anyways, they are sort of laying in gold, jewels, and other things and being sucked (as it appears to me anyways with Ron's foot flying in the air and Hermione and his hair flying the way it is). Also do you see that someone is holding on to a sword... Look closely and you see DOBBY! (I hope it's Dobby anyways) *sigh* That is all I've got so far.
BeeMoney BeeMoney 9 years
I'm gonna sound like a super nerd here...but if I am remembering correctly the handwritting in Tom Riddles diary from Chamber of Secrets might look like the writing of "and the Deathly Hallows". I wonder if that is supposed to mean something. It may not be the same though, I will look tonight.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
very excited to read it...but not impressed with the art work at all
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