Friday Face-Off: Greek Mythology

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 only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing”
~ a cover featuring something from GREEK MYTHOLOGY

Mogsy’s Pick:
Morning Star by Pierce Brown

This week’s topic was a challenge. The only book I could find on my shelves that even remotely fits the theme is Morning Star, and only because one of its editions features Ares, the Greek god of war, a likely reference to the Sons of Ares, the underground resistance group that fights against the Golds and their oppressive rule. In this final novel of the Red Rising trilogy, protagonist Darrow and his allies are risking everything to break the chains and unmake the world of their cruel masters.

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right, top to bottom:
Del Rey (2016) – Bulgarian Edition (2017) – Greek Edition (2017)
Persian Edition (2017) – Polish Edition (2016) – Serbian Edition (2016)




I own the edition published by Del Rey, the cover of which I’ve never really liked, to be honest. It’s kind of boring, and doesn’t exactly scream “exciting finale!” if you ask me. Can’t say I love any of the other covers either, because most of them are either just as dull or way too busy. For my winner, I guess I’ll just have to go with the one I dislike the least, which is the Bulgarian Edition.

But what do you think? Do you have a favorite?

30 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Greek Mythology”

  1. I actually really like the cover you’ve chosen to be honest and it fits perfectly. I would have never even considered this book. The book I was originally thinking of was the Fury’s but to be honest the covers just didn’t really seem to have anything ‘greek like’ portrayed on there. Just lots of different girls with long hair – so I couldn’t make it fit even though the content was perfect.
    Lynn 😀


    • I had such a hard time coming up with a book for this week’s topic. As I was browsing my shelves though, I recalled there were Greek allusions in this book, but going through the entire trilogy, only Morning Star had an international cover that vaguely featured Greek mythology, lol.


  2. You know, very rarely do I go with the cover I’ve seen the most because so many times, there are just better but I think in this case, I’d have to chose the Del Ray one. There’s just something about it.


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  4. I’d go for your choice as well! 😀 It’s far more interesting than the edition I own. It’s a shame this book doesn’t have more exciting covers!


  5. Red Rising was one of only two books that came to mind, but the covers are all the same so I just didn’t do it this week. Also The Immortals would have been good, but same thing! I love the cover you chose as your favorite😊


  6. I wasn’t super crazy about any of these either. The Bulgarian one’s not bad. The Del Rey one’s okay, but yeah I’d probably end up going with the Bulgarian one too- the others are not great.


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