Welcome to the Moonlight Library’s new original feature, Buy Borrow Burn.
It’s a fun game based on Snog Marry Avoid/Marry Kiss Kill.
If we had unlimited funds, which cover would be the one we’d buy*, borrow, or burn**?
*This is completely subjective and my favourite cover may not be yours.
**In no way do we wish to insult anyone and no, we wouldn’t actually ‘burn’ the book, this is completely hypothetical.
Let me know which book cover you’d Buy Borrow or Burn!
This week’s book covers:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
This is the cover released with the Pottermore ebooks.
I really like how striking this cover is, very simple and symbolic with the colours on the basilisk really popping from the pale background. The red really sets everything off and you can also see Fawkes and the Sorting Hat making a cameo. I also love the font used for Harry Potter in gold – it’s just really classy.
Like the first book, the Bloomsbury cover is just so atmospheric and gorgeous, with a fun, child-friendly font and loads of colour and shadow for contrast. Harry looks active and he’s wielding the sword, Fawkes adds a splash of red and the basilisk’s fangs look pretty scary. My only gripe is that it makes it pretty obvious that a giant snake is in the Chamber of Secrets and that kind of spoils it for first time readers.
I can’t even. What is this? Harry flying on a giant book whilst swearing a hat that looks like a alligator’s head? Who the hell designed this? What does it mean? Is the alligator meant to be the basilisk or the sorting hat? When does anyone fly on a giant book? Wouldn’t that enormous sun melt the glue binding the book together and Harry would go hurtling to earth like Icarus? Except that he’s a Gary Stu so his broom would be there to save him before he died.