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 so many books that could fit a topic of witch/wizard, and I ended up settling on Katherine Arden's The Winter of the Witch because I figured it had to have some beautiful editions (spoiler: it does!). This is the third book in her Winternight trilogy, which happens to be one of my favorite trilogies! If you haven't read it, I can't recommend it enough–and it'd be a perfect winter read! Now let's check out these covers. :)
2019 US Hardcover | 2019 UK Hardcover | 2021 Russian
2020 Czech | 2019 Serbian | 2020 Portuguese
2021 Fairyloot Edition | 2020 French | 2022 Italian
There are so many gorgeous covers for this book! I'll always like the US edition, but I also love the UK and Fairyloot editions, both of which I am happy to own (yes, multiple copies are a must for favorite books!). I also think the Serbian edition is so beautiful and creative, and I think design for the Russian edition is also wonderful and fits the story well. Even the Italian edition is so neat and really catches my eye. There are too many great covers for this one!
What cover(s) do you like the most?