Friday, September 10, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Kings & Queens


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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:

I opted to steer this week's topic into the direction of titles with "king" or "queen" in them, and there's quite a lot of options with that! I decided to share a variety of different books, alternating with king and queen in the titles. There are a lot of uses of these words in titles, so I tried to include a bit of variety–let's have a look at them! 

The Queens of Innis LearThe King of Crows (The Diviners, #4)Queen of Volts (The Shadow Game, #3)
2018 US Hardcover | 2020 US Hardcover | 2020 US Hardcover

King of the Rising (Islands of Blood and Storm, #2)The Rightful Queen (Paths of Lantistyne, #2)Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals, #1)
2020 US Paperback | 2020 US Hardcover | 2015 US Hardcover

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy, #1)The Hod King (The Books of Babel, #3)Red Queen (The Chronicles of Alice, #2)
2018 US Hardcover | 2019 US Paperback | 2016 US Paperback

Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand, #1)The Widow Queen (The Bold, #1)The Wicker King (The Wicker King, #1)
2017 Kindle | 2021 US Hardcover | 2017 US Hardcover

The Vanished QueenKingshold (The Wildfire Cycle #1)The Queen of the Night
2020 US Hardcover | 2018 Kindle | 2016 US Hardcover 

Rule (The Unraveled Kingdom, #3)
And a bonus that just seems to encapsulate the entire topic this week!

My choice(s):
King of the Rising (Islands of Blood and Storm, #2)The Widow Queen (The Bold, #1)
These are all too different for me to really pick a favorite, but I will say that I'm always particularly drawn to these two covers!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. These are all really cool, but The Rightful Queen is the one that draws me in the most, I think!

  2. Great idea, I think I may have done a post like this at one time. There really are a ton of King and queen covers😁

  3. Queen of Volts and- wow- King of PAradise are both awesome!