Friday Face-Off: Halloween

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:

“Trick or treat!”
~ a cover inspired by HALLOWEEN

Mogsy’s Pick:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This book and I did not get along at all, but as I recall, Halloween plays a big part at the end of the story and that’s good enough for me to use it for this week’s topic. Admittedly, I had a hard time coming up with anything else that was more representative of Halloween, and anyway, there’s nothing like a witchy book to get you in the mood for this holiday.

There are a lot of covers for this novel, here’s a bunch of them:

From left to right:
Viking (2011) – Headline (2011) – Headline eBook (2011)


French Edition (2011) – Portuguese Edition (2011) – Chinese Edition (2011) – Croatian Edition (2011)


Greek Edition (2012)  – Norwegian Edition (2011) – German Edition (2011)


Hebrew Edition (2012)  – Latvian Edition (2014) – Slovak Edition (2011) – Romanian Edition (2011)


Serbian Edition (2011) – Italian Edition (2011) – Bulgarian Edition (2011)


And normally I would not include the covers for editions that are divided for publications, but these Vietnamese language Alphabooks editions are just too pretty not to show:

1A and 1B



You’ve probably guessed already, but I had to do it. I just love this one!

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

29 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Halloween”

  1. Ha, I love both French versions very much 🙂 Sad that I forgot how to speak it ages ago.

    I’ve heard about this book series and know lots of people who are excited about it. It never seemed too interesting to me though. Even though I love witches.


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  3. Now that’s a lot of covers! I’m torn between the Headline ebook cover and the Latvian one. I like the contrast of the white against the red in the Headline one and the darkness of the Latvian one. some of these just seem too busy for me.


  4. I thought of this one too but I didn’t think it had more publications. Wow, I was so wrong.
    I like the Croatian Edition (2011 that’s the second row far right) and the Romanian Edition (2011 fourth row far right). I loved this series and between 1A and 1B I agree with 1B


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