So Christmas has come and gone once again, and it definitely was a magical time of the year. Today I would love to share with you the books that I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas. At present time I have only read two of the books featured in this post so I have copied there official blurb.
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K.Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay:
“The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself?” Accompanied with beautiful illustrations by illustrator Jim Kay.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original ScreenPlay by J.K.Rowling:
“When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone… Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.” I was lucky enough to receive two copies (one from my parents and the other one from my brother) of this beautiful book for Christmas.
Harry Potter The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson:
“Throughout the making of the eight Harry Potter movies, designers and craftspeople were tasked with creating fabulous chocolate-fantasy feasts, flying brooms, enchanted maps, and much more, in addition to numerous magical items necessary in a wizard’s everyday life—for example, newspapers with moving photos, vicious textbooks, and Howlers. Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault chronicles the work of the graphics department in creating vibrant and imaginative labels for potions bottles, brooms, and candy; the creation of Quidditch Quaffles, Bludgers, and Golden Snitches, lovingly crafted by the prop making team; and the stunning inventiveness used by the entire crew to create a rich, bewitched filmic universe. Accompanying the captivating text are never-before-seen art and design concepts, unit photography, and other filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive. This striking full-colour compendium includes two exclusive bonus inserts—Gilderoy Lockhart’s classroom questionnaire and a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes catalogue—as well as many more surprises.”
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Movie Handbook by Michael Kogge:
“Handy guide that highlights all your favourite characters, locations and magical moments that are featured throughout the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie.”
Bad History: How We Got The Past Wrong by Emma Marriott:
“Bad History exposes these and many more historical fallacies that have become entrenched in popular belief. From the Roman Empire to the twentieth century, Emma Marriott shines a light into the murkier corners of world history, separating the facts from historical fiction. Entertaining and incisive, this is essential reading for anyone interested in uncovering the real truth about the past.”
Winter’s Snow by Carrie Hope Fletcher:
“Evie Snow was the love of Vincent Winters’ life, and of every lifetime he would ever live, but they didn’t get the ending they wanted. He never stopped loving her though, and he never, ever, forgot about her. Suddenly Vincent has the chance to right an old wrong and to finally prove himself worthy of Evie’s love – he just needs to get to her first. As Vincent begins the journey of a lifetime, he learns more about life and love than he ever thought possible, and somehow, some way, he may also find his way back to the only woman he ever truly loved…” This little novella is a companion to Carrie’s debut novel On The Other Side and is exclusive to Waterstones.
I hope you all had a good Christmas and A Happy New Year! Thank you to my parents and brother who gifted me these beautiful books this Christmas. Has anyone read any of the books featured within this post? If so, please comment down below and tell me what your thoughts were on them.
(The photos of the books that are featured within this post are my own so please do not copy/take without permission first. The photo header was from google Images and edit was done by me.)