Friday, November 8, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: Explosions

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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:
“big badda boom” – a cover that features an explosion

This was trickier than I expected! I couldn't seem to find any traditional 'explosions' on covers, so I just went with a variety of covers that have some sort of object or element in the midst of exploding. Or what seems to be exploding, at least. I really like a lot of these covers, there's a good mix of colors (especially Ody-C!) and a variety of what seems to be, er, exploding.

  The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)Vita NostraIlluminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
2019 US Hardcover | 2018 US Hardcover | 2015 US Hardcover

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)ODY-C #1Daughter from the Dark
2017 US Hardcover | 2014 US Paperback | 2020 US Hardcover

A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1)Given to the Sea (Given Duet, #1)This Mortal Coil
2016 US Hardcover | 2017 US Hardcover | 2018 US Hardcover

My choice(s):
The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)Vita Nostra
The cover for Vita Nostra is one of my favorites by far, but I also just love the style and drama of The Winter of the Witch, so I'm choosing both!

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


  1. I love this group of covers! This Mortal Coil is my favorite, I think because it's so simple, but very effective😁

  2. Ooh, that is a hard topic! I like the cover of A Shadow Bright and Burning - I like the mix of the flower and fire.