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:
Turquoise is a tricky color to nail down on books so I did my best to find ones that felt the most turquoise in spirit. I'm sharing three books that have to two cover variations: The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart, Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune, & The World Gives Way by Marissa Levin. I also included three extra titles that only had one cover edition, but still let turquoise in spirit (some might lean a bit more teal, but it's a hard call!). Let's have a look at them all!
2022 Orbit | 2022 French
2021 Tor | 2022 Hungarian
2021 Redhook | 2022 Orbit
Additional turquoise-y colors:
2021 Gallery/Saga Press | 2022 Self-Published | 2021 Tordotcom
I really like the cover design for The Bone Shard Emperor! I find the differences between the US and Hungarian editions of Under the Whispering Door so funny–I'm really curious as to why they chose to illustrate the house differently, but I still think it's pretty cute. I also love the vibrancy of On Lavender Tides and think it's such a fun cover.
What cover(s) do you like the most?