Friday, April 22, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Unknown Magical Abilities

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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:
Unknown Magical Abilities

There are a number of books out there about characters who discover magical things about themselves, and I've decided to feature Jessica Townsend's delightful middle grade novel Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow for this week's topic! This is such a fun series and I was excited to see all the different cover editions that exist for it–and I wasn't disappointed! Take a look at some of the imaginative and colorful International covers for this one:

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)Nevermoor: Morriganin koetukset (Nevermoor, #1)
2017 US Hardcover | 2018 UK Paperback | 2018 Finnish

Fluch und Wunder (Nevermoor, #1)Morrigan Crows magiske prøvelser (Nevermoor #1)Невермур. Випробування Морріґан Кроу
2018 German | 2018 Danish | 2018 Ukrainian

Xứ Nevermoor Diệu Kỳ: Morrigan Và Những Thử Thách Gay CấnIskušenje Morigan Vrane (Nikadište, #1)Nevermoor บททดสอบชี้ชะตา
2019 Vietnamese | 2017 Serbian | 2019 Thai

My choice(s):
I honestly don't know which one is my favorite! I love that they included a huge illustration of the Magnificat on the Vietnamese edition, and I also find the Danish illustration really fun. I think the Thai edition really captures how Morrigan felt trying to get used to her new situation, haha,  and the original US and UK editions are also really fun! 

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. I love how different these all are! I like the 2018 German edition, it almost looks like a stained glass window!

  2. Wow, these are all great. I'm having a hard time picking too. I'm going with the Danish edition though because I love the illustration style.