Friday, July 20, 2018

The Friday Face-Off--Covers with Snow and Ice!

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

I felt that it was time to join in another Friday Face-Off, so here we go!

This week's topic is:
‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow’ – A cover featuring icicles or snow

This was surprisingly difficult only because there were two books I wanted to feature. And since there are no rules saying I can't... I'm doing both! I chose A Cavern of Black Ice by J.V. Jones as my main choice, but I'm also going to include some of the different covers available from East by Edith Pattou.

A Cavern of Black Ice by J.V. Jones

A Cavern of Black Ice (Sword of Shadows, #1) A Cavern of Black Ice (Sword of Shadows, #1) La Caverne de Glace Noire (L'Épée des ombres, #1)

El clan Granizo Negro (La espada oscura, #1) Jaskinia Czarnego LoduLa caverna de hielo negro (Sword of Shadows, #1)

Spanish Edition | Polish Edition | Spanish Edition #2

My choice:

A Cavern of Black Ice (Sword of Shadows, #1)

 Okay, so we've got quite an array here. Personally, I think I'd choose the US original hardcover as my favorite simply because it's most accurate to the books and I like that it shows both Raif and Effie on the cover. I really like the French addition, but I get so annoyed by the covers that make her look like an adult woman when she's actually like twelve or thirteen? How about we not sexualize her just yet (or ever, but I won't ask for that much)... I also don't really remember there ever being a bear (looking at you, Spanish Edition #2)...

 East by Edith Pattou

EastNorth ChildLa figlia del Nord
Északfiהמסע אל קצה העולם

Original US Hardcover | Special Edition US | Italian Edition
Hungarian Edition | Hebrew Edition

I'm a bit torn on this one! I really like the original cover, but the specia ledition is also incredibly pretty, but the Hungarian edition is just so cute and whimsical as well! #bookproblems

Which covers do you like best?

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  1. I think I like the special edition cover of East best - I like all that swirling blue!

  2. I really like the French edition best, although I can see the depiction of the character might be problematic. And I love the Italian edition of East!

  3. Every time I see A Cavern of Black Ice I think about how I want to read that series. It just sounds fun. I think I like the original hardcover cover as well, it's the one I'm most familiar with but I also just like it. The french edition's not bad... although yeah she's not looking twelve or so in that one *eye roll*