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
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?