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 #13
This week I'm working my way through an ARC of Kell Woods' upcoming September release After the Forest and it has been a delightful reading experience so far! I was also pleased to see that there are already three different cover variations in existence for this book, so I figured we could have a look at some of those for this week's face-off.
2023 US Hardcover
2023 Australian Paperback
2023 UK Hardcover
These covers are all so gorgeous! I think I am probably most drawn to the Australian edition because of the colors and the general style of artwork, but I do think the US edition is also wonderful and captures the fairy tale aspect of the story perfectly. The UK cover is also gorgeous, but I do feel like that general setup of a girl in a dress walking away from us is a little overdone–although it does still look lovely! Which cover makes you want to read this book the most? I also think Owlcrate and Illumicrate (?) might be making special editions of this book as well, so I'm curious to see what those covers may look like.