Friday, April 28, 2023

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #5

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This week's topic is:
Current Read #5

I'm reading four books right now and only one of them has more than one cover edition to compare, and that is Small Game by Blair Braverman! There's only one other edition currently out so I thought it'd make for a good one-on-one comparison. 

2022 US Hardcover

2023 US Large Print Release

My choice(s):
I love that we have a similar theme going on and include the three circles with fires (?) in them in both for continuity. I'm not entirely sure why those are the design choice, but I think they work. I'm definitely partial to the 2022 US edition because I feel like it flows a bit better and I like the overall design more, but I do also think the larger amount of gorgeous green forest in the large print edition looks beautiful as well. What do you think?


  1. I think I like the brighter green on the 2023 edition!

  2. I'm having a hard time I like both of them!!

  3. I think the overall design of the first cover is better, but both definitely make me curious about this story!