Friday, February 14, 2020

The Friday Face-Off: Heart

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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:
Romantic – “thus with a kiss I die”

I was having the hardest time with this week's 'romantic' theme because I don't read very many (if any?) romance-dominant books or books with a romantic-leaning cover (at least that I can think of!). So I decided to look for books I've read that had either 'heart,' 'kiss,' or 'love' in the title, which was also rather difficult since, out of the few that popped up, most didn't have more than one or two covers! But I finally found Heartless by Marissa Meyer, which sort of sounds like the opposite of Valentine's Day, but hey, we like dark things here so it fits perfectly in my opinion. Plus, there are plenty of hearts on these covers. And it's one of my favorite books!

2016 US Hardcover | 2017 Paperback | 2016 Dutch

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2017 French | 2017 Polish | 2018 Russian

2017 Spanish | 2017 UK Paperback | 2016 Owlcrate Edition

My choice(s):
I really like a lot of these! I'm very partial to the original US Hardcover, but I am also in love with this Dutch edition!. I'm also a huge fan of the Owlcrate edition (which I'd love to get my hands on one day, but I find that unlikely, haha) and the Russian one, both of which are also gorgeous.

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


  1. Haha, yes, kind of an ironic choice but it fits the theme perfectly! I like pretty much all of them, they are really pretty consistent!

  2. Ha ha, I did the same thing, I did a search for "heart" but unfortunately didn't come up with anything I could use. I love your choice! And the Dutch cover is my favorite😁❤