Friday Face-Off: Wolf

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:

“He had killed man, the noblest game of all, and he had killed in the face of the law of club and fang.”
~ a cover featuring a WOLF

Mogsy’s Pick:

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

This is a good one for a cold winter night, when all you want to do is to curl up on the couch with a nice warm cup of cocoa and a sweet tale of puppy love. Shiver was a book I read a while ago (pre-blogging) so I can’t say I recall too many details beyond the romance, but certainly its concept of werewolves that shift depending on temperature change is one that has stayed with me. Let’s take a look at some of the covers:

From left to right:
Scholastic Press (2009) – Scholastic (2011) – Scholastic Inc. (2014)


German Edition (2010) – French Edition (2010) – Portuguese Edition (2010)


Italian Edition (2009) – Bulgarian Edition (2010) – Polish Edition (2011)


Indonesian Edition (2010) – Polish Edition (2015) – Russian Edition (2011)


Portuguese Edition (2014) – Chinese Edition (2010) – Italian Edition (2011)



Tough choice this week, as many of these are drop dead gorgeous. Still, I must confess that the whole reason I even read Shiver in the first place was because it was a impulsive cover buy. The delicate beauty and pale icy blues of original 2009 Scholastic hardcover edition immediately drew me to it when I first spied on a bookstore shelf years ago, so I’m choosing it as my winner because I find I still love it just as much now than I did then.

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

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