Friday, October 16, 2020

The Friday Face-Off: Bursting With Detail

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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:
A very busy cover full to bursting with detail

So this week's topic is actually 'spider's web,' but unfortunately I can't seem to find any books I've read that have spiders or webs or anything of the sort on them?? I would've bet on the fact that at least one of them had some sort of web, but not that I can find. Instead, I decided to go back and do a topic that I didn't get to a few weeks ago: covers bursting with detail! It's not as Halloween-themed, but I have plenty of options for this theme. And I swear this time I was going to only choose one cover to compare... but then I couldn't decide which one, so here's a variety. :) I tried to make them a bit bigger this week so that you can better enjoy the detail, as well!

2009 Hardcover | 2006 Hardcover 

2017 Hardcover | 2017 Hardcover

2020 Paperback | 2018 Hardcover

2019 Paperback | 2015 Hardcover

2020 Hardcover | 2020 Paperback

2019 Hardcover | 2014 Hardcover

My choice(s):
You know, I wasn't even going to try to pick a favorite, but I actually do really love these two. The Book of Lost Things is probably one of my absolute favorite (books and covers!), but I adore all of the colors in Shades of Grey

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


  1. These are all so pretty, but I think I like The Bone Shard Daughter best! I like that it looks like marble.

  2. I love these😁 The Hazel Wood is still one of my favorite covers, and I love Shades of Grey too😁