Friday Face-Off: Queen
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:
“Mirror, Mirror on the wall”
~ a cover featuring a QUEEN
I listened to this book in audio a few years ago and sad to say but it did not make a huge impression. Since then though, it has been published in several more editions which means it has also gotten some nice covers which perfectly suit my purposes today! Let’s take a look at them now:
From left to right:
HarperTeen (2015) – HarperTeen Collector’s Edition (2017) – Ukrainian Edition (2017)
Georgian Edition (2018) – Russian Edition (2015) – Macedonian (2016) – Bulgarian Edition (2015)
Finnish Edition (2016) – German Edition (2015) – Hebrew Edition (2015)
Save for the Bulgarian edition (whose blood droplet effect I find clever and fascinating), I can’t say I’m a big fan of any of the “crown” covers. In fact, I don’t love any of the choices this week, but probably the one most aesthetically pleasing to me is the German edition. If the colors had been a bit sharper, I think I would like it even more, though the way it is now gives it that cool washed-out watercolor effect.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?