Friday, July 8, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Orange/Hot

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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:

There are a surprising number of books with orange-y covers, but not a lot that seemed to have a nice variety of editions. Fortunately one of the first books that popped into my head–The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse–is orange and evokes the idea of 'hot' because of 'burning' in the title. A perfect fit! I was really intrigued by all of the editions out there, especially since a nice bold blue appears to be the other color choice for this book, which is quite a dramatic difference, haha. Let's check out these covers!

The Burning ChambersThe Burning ChambersThe Burning Chambers
2019 US Hardcover | 2020 US Paperback | 2019 UK Paperback

Tijden van vuurLa Cité de feuDie brennenden Kammern
2018 Dutch | 2020 French | 2020 German

Tijden van vuurLa città dei labirinti senza fineOheň nás spasí
2019 Dutch | 2019 Italian | 2019 Slovak

My choice(s):
The Burning Chambers
I just really love the colors and the way it looks like abstract flames of the original US hardcover edition. I enjoy the simplicity of the French edition as well!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. These are all so pretty, but I think I like the original US cover, too!

  2. Ooh I love all the different covers and colors for these! Orange covers can be awesome. I like the first cover and also the blue one.

  3. The original US cover definitely wins! I love the color😁