Friday, July 12, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: A Wrap Around Cover

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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:
A wrap around cover

This one was tricky to find a wrap around cover that had multiple editions to compare, so I just decided to pick a few wrap around covers that I particularly love. Some are wrap around dust jackets and a few are books that have the covers printed on the covers themselves. I picked quite a few because there are so many that I love, and who doesn't enjoy some beautiful artwork!?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | Scholastic, 1999

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix | Scholastic, 2004

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Scholastic, 2005

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows | Scholastic, 2007

Kushiel's Dart | Subterranean Press, 2016

Harry Potter (Ancient Greek Edition) | Bloomsbury USA, 2004

The Winter of the Wtich | Ebury, 2019

Nevernight | HarperCollins, 2016
(and Godsgrave, and Darkdawn...)

The Blue Fairy Book (reissue) | Barnes and Noble Collectible, 2017

A Conspiracy of Truths | Saga Press, 2018

The Binding | HarperCollins, 2019

My choice:
I really don't think I could pick one, so for this week only I'm not going to. I love the original Harry Potter covers and my Ancient Greek editions is particularly special to me. I will also always be in love with the Subterranean Press editions of the Kushiel's Dart books,and of course nothing beats those Nevernight or that swoon-worthy embedded design for The Binding!

Which covers do you like best?


  1. I think the Harry Potter ones are my favorites!

  2. I didn't know the UK Nevernight covers were wrap arounds?!?! That makes me want them even more!

  3. The Kushiel's Dart cover is GORGEOUS!!

  4. I love a good wrap around cover! The Blue Fairy Book is awesome, and so is Kushiel's Dart. Wow!

    I like that first HP too.