Friday, October 11, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: An Inn

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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:
“And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.” – a cover featuring an Inn/Hotel

I thought this topic would be much easier than it was! I had a bunch of great ideas for this one, but most only had one or two covers. Fortunately, the delightful middle grade book Greenglass House by Kate Milford has a nice selection of covers, so I decided to go with that one! I also decided to feature the two covers for Winterhouse by Ben Guterson as well because it was just too perfect for this topic (and it's always a wonderful middle grade book/series!)

Greenglass House by Kate Milford:

  Greenglass House (Greenglass House #1)L'étrange hôtel de Secrets' HillGreenglass House
2014 US Hardcover| 2016 French | 2015 Indonesian

خانه‌ی سبزشیشه‌ای雪の夜は小さなホテルで謎解きを
Persian| 2017 Japanese

Winterhouse by Ben Guterson:

Winterhouse (Winterhouse, #1)Winterhuis Hotel (Winterhouse, #1)
2018 US Hardcover | 2018 Dutch

My choice(s):
Greenglass House (Greenglass House #1)雪の夜は小さなホテルで謎解きを
I love the original cover enormously, but I love the style of the Japanese one! It's so classic and whimsical, while also conveying a tiny bit of a cozy/ominous feel...if that makes any sense?

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


  1. The French one feels so different from the rest - kind of eerie! I like that jaunty fellow on the Persian edition, but I think I like the 2018 US hardcover/Dutch version the best!

    1. I love the guy on the Persian one--it feels so random, but it makes me smile!

  2. This is a great idea! I haven't read it but it's on my TBR. I actually love both of your favorites:-)