Friday, March 17, 2023

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #2



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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:
Current Read 

 I just finished an ARC copy of the incredible T. Kingfisher's A House with Good Bones this week, so I thought it might be fun to look at the two cover editions that exist for this book this week since they are so different. I will have a review up for this book next week, but I figured we might as well go ahead and check out the covers now in anticipation of its release! 

2023 US Hardcover

2023 UK Hardcover

My choice(s):
I adore the US cover for this book and think it fits the story perfectly. I don't mind the UK cover, but it just doesn't work as well for me, and I'm not sure it matches the vibe of the book as well as the US edition does–although I do think all the roses are a perfect touch. I think these are both great editions overall, though. What edition do you prefer?


  1. Oh, wow, they are very different! I'm pretty sure I have this one on my TBR and I'm not sure I would have taken a second look at the UK cover, definitely prefer the US one!

  2. These covers are so different! I haven't read this yet but I will soon. And I do like the US cover better without reading the book:-)