Friday, December 17, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Winter Solstice


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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:
Winter Solstice

There were quite a few ideas that popped into my head for a 'winter'-themed cover, but after looking through some, I thought that Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik fit this topic best! I was happy to see how many different covers there were for this one. 

Spinning SilverArgintul preschimbatEzüstfonás
2018 UK Hardcover | 2019 Romanian | 2018 Hungarian

Spinning SilverUn mundo heladoDas kalte Reich des Silbers
2019 UK paperback | 2019 Spanish | 2019 German

V zajetí zimyLedeno carstvo srebraחוט של כסף
2020 Czech | 2019 Croatian | 2019 Hebrew

Srebrno tkanjeSpinning Silver霜雪之銀,焰火之金
2020 Serbian | 2020 Grim Oak Press | 2020 Chinese

My choice(s):
Okay, I can't choose a favorite. A lot of these are really gorgeous, and I'm surprised by how creative some of these covers are! I love the UK editions, but the Romanian, Czech, Serbian, and Chinese editions are stunning as well. I don't think the Spanish cover is overly 'winter' themed, but it's beautiful! I was really pleasantly surprised and had a fun time looking at covers this week!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. Oh, these are all so beautiful! The Hungarian edition is really striking.

  2. Wow, these are gorgeous! I can't pick one either. My top three are the Serbian, German and Chinese😁