Friday, November 12, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Star


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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:
'Star' in the title

There are a lot of great books to choose from that have 'star' in the title, but when I saw how many beautiful editions there were of Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Girl of Ink & Stars, I knew it would be the perfect pick for this week's Friday Face-Off. This is a beautiful middle grade novel that, admittedly, I didn't love as much as I expected to, but I still really enjoyed it and thought it had some really interesting ideas and setting. 

The Girl of Ink and StarsCerneala si steleMực Giấy Và Sao Trời
2016 US Paperback | 2017 Romanian | 2017 Vietnamese

The Cartographer's DaughterŽvaigždžių mergaitėThe Girl of Ink and Stars
2016 Kindle | 2019 Lithuanian | 2019 Indonesian

دختر جوهر و ستاره‌ها‮‬‏‫A Rapariga que Lia as EstrelasA Garota Que Lia as Estrelas (Em Portugues do Brasil)
2018 Persian | 2016 Spanish | 2016 Portuguese

My choice(s):
I'm not sure if I can pick one, these are all beautiful! I think it's interesting that they changed the title on the Kindle on to The Cartographer's Daughter, but I do also like that title and cover. I love the Persian and US Paperback covers, and I also really like the unique style of the Lithuanian one as well. 

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. I like that there's some consistency between the covers. The US paperback edition is quite beautiful!

  2. These are all beautiful! And so different from each other. The one that really jumps out at me is the US paperback😁

  3. Ooh I like the Kindle 2016 edition a lot!