Friday, September 14, 2018

The Friday Face-Off: A Cover Featuring Wolves

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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:
“He had killed man, the noblest game of all, and he had killed in the face of the law of club and fang.” – A cover featuring a wolf or wolves

When I first saw this topic, I though "perfect! I love wolves and I know I've read books with wolves, so this shouldn't be a problem at all." Well, not for the first time, I was wrong.
A lot of the books I've read that have wolves on the cover only have one or two editions out, so that was a problem.  I did notice that there a lot of books with foxes, tigers, and bears, though (a lot of foxes), and I'm sure I'm just not thinking of some wolf ones. The only one I found with multiple editions was The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, and even then it was few. To combat this issue, I decided to share a few of the covers with wolves that don't have many editions and then share a few of the Angela Carter editions. I don't know how to go about judging. Favorite overall? No judging? Who knows! Let's just enjoy the covers. :)

Various Wolves on Covers
The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack The Wolf (Under the Northern Sky) American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)

The Wisdom of Wolves by Jim & Jamie Dutcher || The Wolf by Leo Carew || American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee || Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

The Bloody Chamber editions by Angela Carter

 The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories The Bloody Chamber And Other StoriesVerine kamberThe Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

US anniversary paperback | Vintage paperback | Estonian edition (NSFW?) | Hardcover Vintage Classic

My choices
The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

I like all of these covers, but I'm partial to The Wisdom of the Wolves because it shows the entire gorgeous wolf itself. And I just love the detail in this edition of The Bloody Chamber, though I love the hardcover as well.

Which covers do you like best?

Here is one picture of me (and my  mom, but she looks fine) looking weird and oddly unperturbed by a huge wolf's open mouth pointed at my head and another of a lovely wolf that loved the smell of my head. It also licked my face. I let it, because you let wolves do what they want. (I look half-dead because it was so cold.)

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  1. Ooooh I am super jealous you got to pet wolves <3 I love wolves <3 <3 The cover with the naked lady is really bizarre! I like your choices tho! And I like that you included different covers for different books :D

    1. It was a dream come true! And it really is a pretty bizarre one!

  2. Godsgrave is really cool - I like the black and white with the pop of blue!

    1. That's definitely one of my favorite covers. The UK editions of that series are just stunning.

  3. I love The Bloody Chamber covers! Also, wow, where did you get to be up close and personal with wolves?? That is so cool😃

    1. They did a really great job with all of them, I'm impressed! :)
      The wolves were at a place called Wolf Mountain Sanctuary in Lucerne Valley, CA. It's a really great place that does a lot for the protection of wolves and educating others! I took my mom a few years back for her birthday and it was incredible.

  4. Ooh some good ones here! I really like The Wolf with the silver on black, and The Wisdom of Wolves is nice too! I'm also kinda partial to the second Bloody Chamber cover, with the white background and the two trees.

    1. I do really like the simplicity of the second Bloody Chamber one, it's really eye-catching.