Friday Face-Off: Ghost

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:

“There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.”
~ a cover that features a GHOST

Mogsy’s Pick:
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Cas Lowood is a ghost hunter who travels the world in search of urban legends, vanquishing evil spirits that kill and terrorize innocent people. After receiving a tip, he ends up in Thunder Bay where the spirit of a teenage girl has been haunting the locals since her death in 1958. A murder victim, she is called “Anna Dressed in Blood” because her ghost still wears the white dress she had on the day she died, except now it is dripping and stained red with gore. She can be found in the house where she used to live, and every person who has ever stepped foot inside has met a gruesome end by her hand.

If you ask me, when it comes to evil ghosts that need busting, no one deserves it more than Anna. I so looked forward to Cas ending her reign of terror. And therein lies the rub – I wanted Cas to kill Anna, not fall in love with her!

Ah well, I guess that’s a rant for another day. Today, we’re looking at some covers:

From left to right:
Tor Teen (2011) – Thai Edition (2013) – Turkish Edition (2014)
French Edition (2016) – Russian Edition (2017) – Turkish Edition (2014) – Vietnamese Edition (2015)




I love the black-red-and-white combo as a color scheme, but unfortunately I dislike the art style of many of these covers, preferring the more photorealistic options. My choice came down to the Thai or Turkish editions, and I ultimately went with the former even though the cover makes the book look a lot scarier than it actually is.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

20 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Ghost”

  1. I agree with your choice. 🙂 I find that cover looks the most…neutral-looking? lol I don’t know how to say it, but I like that it looks flatter compared to the other ones (the rest just scare me haha) 😛


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  3. Good pick. One of the issues I have with these covers is the font for the title/author name. I’d have also picked the original cover though. Maybe it’s cause it’s the one I often see. 🤣


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