Friday Face-Off: Gold

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme is:

“All that is gold does not glitter”
~ a cover featuring GOLD

Mogsy’s Pick:
Gilded Cage by Vic James

So this book didn’t really work for me, but I did appreciate a lot of the different covers and some of the fascinating imagery featured on them. And of course, whenever you see anything gilded, you get the color gold. Now let’s take a look at these covers…

From left to right, top to bottom: Del Rey (Cover A) – Del Rey (Cover B) – Pan Macmillan (Cover B) – Pan Macmillan (Cover B) – La Galera (Spanish) – Nathan (French)





Just like last week, the winner I’ve chosen in this face-off looks a lot better in real life than in a 2D image! To see what I mean, here’s a photo I found of the French edition. I make it no secret that I love gold foil on book covers, and it doesn’t hurt that it goes so beautifully well with the intricate wrought iron gate design. It’s simple, stylish, and classy.

What do you think? Which one is your favorite?


26 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Gold

    • Yeah, I was looking at them and thinking they are all pretty strong, and in fact, the first cover which is the one I’m most familiar with is probably the most unimaginative, lol. But maybe it’s because I’m just so used to seeing it 🙂


  1. I like your choice – but I also like the Spanish cover with the girl trapped in the cage… Something haunting and disturbing about the image, I feel, so that’s my favourite. Thank you for checking out my FF, Mogsy:)


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  3. Oh it does look good IRL. I like the Del Rey Cover A and the one that looks like peeling paint; I think that’s the Pan MacMillan Cover B.


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