Friday, December 23, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Purple Cover


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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:
Purple Cover

After looking for books for this week's topic, I realized that purple does not seem to be the most popular book cover out there. That being said, I did still manage to find a good array of purple covers to choose from and ultimately decided to feature Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (US edition), even though only a couple are actually purple! I adore the Strange the Dreamer duopoly and consider it a favorite. Let's have a look at all the different beautiful covers it has!

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)Kabus Perisi (Hayalci #2)
2018 US Hardcover | 2018 UK Hardcover | 2020 Turkish

La musa de las pesadillas (El soñador desconocido, #2)Muza košmara (Sanjar Strange, #2)Muza Koszmarów (Strange the Dreamer, #2)
2019 Spanish | 2019 Croatian | 2019 Polish

Muse of Nightmares - Batari Mimpi Buruk (Strange the Dreamer, #2)La musa degli incubi (Strange the Dreamer, #2)Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)
2020 Indonesian | 2019 Italian | 2022 German

Muza noćnih mora (Strange the Dreamer, #2)Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)A rémálmok múzsája
2020 Serbian | 2021 LitJoy Edition | 2019 Hungarian

La Muse des cauchemars (Le Faiseur de rêves, #2)Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)
2019 French | 2019 Paperback

My choice(s):
There are so many beautiful editions for this book, I don't know if I can just pick one! The German is probably my least favorite (sorry, German edition!), but otherwise I really like most of them. I think the colors are so beautiful, the orange in the UK edition, and I love that the French one uses the UK design but with a more blue cover. 


  1. There are some gorgeous covers here! My favorite is definitely the 2020 Indonesian edition.

  2. These are all so pretty!