Friday, September 20, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: Hair

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme 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:
“Your hair is winter fire, January embers.” – A cover featuring hair

As soon as I saw this week's topic, I knew it had to be Mindy McGinnis' A Madness so Discreet. I usually don't like books with people on the cover, but this one of those rare covers that I am absolutely in love with that features a person.
......and unfortunately it only has two different cover editions. I'm still sharing those below, but for the rest I just decided to share a small array of various covers that feature some lovely hair (which is not something I ever really expected to type).

  A Madness So DiscreetDyskretne szaleÅ„stwo
2015 US Hardcover | 2017 Polish

Shadowfell (Shadowfell, #1)The Seer and the SwordThe Light of the Oracle
2012 US Hardcover | 2008 US Hardcover | 2007 US Paperback

The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter, #1)Spellbook of the Lost and FoundThe Queen of the Night
2013 US Hardcover | 2017 US Hardcover | 2016 US Hardcover

The Last Wish (The Witcher, #1)Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)
2008 UK Paperback | 2018 US Hardcover
My choice:
A Madness So Discreet
Honestly, most of these are pretty beautiful, but I'm always going to be partial to A Madness so Discreet probably! The Seer and the Sword and The Light of the Oracle are both particularly lovely, though.

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


  1. I like people on covers, and I'm real big on hair, so this is a very fun post for me! I like the one you chose, but I also love the cover on Spellbook of the Lost and Found.

  2. I love the Polish edition! Its creepy and "mad", lol. And I've always loved The Madman's Daughter cover😁

  3. Ahhh I hate it when you have the perfect book but there aren't a lot of covers!!! I like how you still used it tho, and gave us more covers to look at :D I really like the cover for The Light of the Oracle!

  4. Oh excellent choice. Both covers for Madness have that spooky vibe. And I love Spellbook of the Lost and Found. In fact I remember thinking I wanted to read that one but never got to it. Thanks for the reminder! :)