Friday Face-Off: Boat
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:
“The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”
~ a cover featuring a BOAT
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
Well, I don’t know about owls or pussy-cats, but the book I’m featuring this week does have a bear. In a world where the ocean has flooded most of the earth, a bulk of the population has taken to the water and made their permanent homes aboard boats, calling themselves the damplings. North is a young woman who travels with a floating circus, performing in an act with a trained bear that has been her best friend and companion since childhood.
Now let’s take a look at the available covers I could find:
From left to right, top to bottom: Crown (2015) – Vintage (2016) – Harvill Secker (2015)
This was a tough week, because all three covers are so enchanting and beautiful in their own way. Push comes to shove though, I think I’m going to have to go with the Harvill Secker edition because I just love the art style, which reminds of something I might find in a book of children’s fairy tales.
What do you think? Which one is your favorite?