Friday, September 13, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: Friday the 13th

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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:
Friday the 13th – unlucky for some!--A cover with ‘curse’ in the title

This week's topic ended up being slightly trickier than I expected it to be because all the books I thought had the word curse somewhere in the title or series didn't end up having it. Go figure. My next thought was Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of the Chalion, but I haven't actually read that one yet and I always try to pick books I've already then. Fortunately, I then remembered Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck and we had this week's cover pick! Is anyone else in love with this badass-looking tiger?

  Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)
2011 US Hardcover | 2011 US Paperback | 2013 Indonesian

A Maldição do Tigre (The Tiger Saga, #1)A tigris átka (The Tiger Saga, #1)La malédiction du tigre (The Tiger Saga, #1)
2011 Portuguese | 2012 Hungarian | 2014 French

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)預言中的少女 (白虎之咒, #1)Kuss des Tigers - Eine unsterbliche Liebe (The Tiger Saga, #1)
2015 Italian | 2012 Chinese | 2012 German

My choice:
Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)
Honestly, I just love the original US hardcover. I remember back when I very first saw this book because I knew that whether I liked Tiger's Curse or not, I absolutely needed to check it out based off of that cover. I am still in love with it today!

What cover(s) do you like the most!?


  1. Hey, we picked the same book! I love the 2011 US paperback, but honestly, I think all of these covers are pretty good😁

    1. It's a good one for this topic! And the paperback is also gorgeous, I would honestly be happy with any of these too, haha. :)

  2. I think I liked the 2011 US Paperback cover best, but I really hate the random yellow circle on his chin!

    1. Agreed! I wonder if it's some sort of sticker or what it's supposed to even be? Haha. The paperback was a super close call for me, I love both!

  3. I love the tiger! And that's pretty neat how they're mostly consistent.

  4. Perfect choice - I love it and your favourite although the Portuguese edition really stood out to me too (very similar but a little darker).
    Lynn :D