Friday, March 15, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: Shapeshifters

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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. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
15th March – ‘Beware the moon, lads.’ – A cover with a shapeshifter

I found a couple of great options for this topic, but unfrotunately they were all books with only one or two covers to choose from. Eventually I remember Seraphina by Rachel Hartman would be a great option, and since it had plenty of editions available it ended being a good fit for today's topic.

  Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
2013 HC Penguin || 2012 HC Random House || 2014 Ember

  Serafina: Das Königreich der Drachen (Seraphina, #1)Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)Serafina (Serafina, #1)
2012 German || 2013 Indonesian || 2014 Polish

סרפינה - עם בוא הדרקונים  (Seraphina, #1)Серафина (Seraphina, #1)Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

2013 Hebrew || 2013 Russian || 2014 Romanian

My choice(s):
This was hard! I love dragons and a lot of these have some great artwork. I'm going with the 2012 Random House edition, but my runner ups are the Indonesian and Polish editions. I love the sketch-like quality of it, the reddish border, and the city buildings with the dragon. 

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

Which covers do you like best?

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  1. The German and Indonesian covers are calling to me, great choice!

  2. I haven't read Seraphina yet, but it has been on my TBR forever! I didn't realize that it had shapeshifters in it tho! So that will bump it up a bit :) I like the colored edition of the one you chose best!