Friday, April 15, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Urban Fantasy

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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:
Urban Fantasy

I don't read all that much urban fantasy, but one that immediately came to mind was Luke Arnold's The Last Smile in Sunder City. I really love this series so far (the next book is coming out next month!) and also really love these covers. There aren't too many additional cover variants for this one, so I've decided to share the few that there are for each book that's out so far. Let's have a look at them. 

The Last Smile in Sunder City (The Fetch Phillips Archives #1)O ƚltimo Sorriso na Cidade Partida (The Fetch Phillips Archives #1)L'ultimo sorriso di Sunder City
2020 US Paperback | 2021 Portuguese | 2020 Italian

Dead Man in a Ditch (The Fetch Phillips Archives #2) Totengraben (The Fetch Phillips Archives #2)
2020 US Paperback | 2021 German

One Foot in the Fade
2022 US Paperback

My choice(s):
Now, I realize that the editions for Dead Man in a Ditch are not all that different, but I really liked the font on the German one and wanted to share it for that reason. That aside, the US edition of The Last Smile in Sunder City is my favorite, and I really just love these cover styles. The Portuguese edition is really beautiful, though!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. These are all really pretty and I like the consistency!

  2. I really love the US covers for this series, but I also love the Portuguese editionšŸ˜