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:
I love reading middle grade fantasy, so I have quite a variety of books to choose from, especially since it seems like middle grade always gets the most fun and beautiful covers?? And do you have any idea how difficult it was to pick just one book? So... I didn't! Instead, enjoy a few covers from three throwback middle grade fantasy books that I loved as a kid.
Magyk (Septimus Heap #1) by Angie Sage
2005 US Hardcover | 2012 US Kindle | 2008 German
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flame by Michael Scott:
2007 US Hardcover | 2008 German | 2019 French
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke:
2003 German | 2003 US Hardcover | 2008 Spanish
2020 Chicken House | 2009 Gift Edition | 2009 Ukrainian
My choice(s):Honestly, there's no point because so many of these are so gorgeous! I love the original US hardcover designs for the Septimus Heap series (you can see the rest here), I love all of the The Alchemyst covers and their beautiful designs, and don't even get me started on how utterly stunning the Inkheart covers all are. I just love all of these on this page (with the exception of the 2012 US Kindle and 2008 German editions of Magyk--those are just fine, haha). I also now wish I had all of these editions of Inkheart.
What cover(s) do you like the most!?