Friday Face-Off: Seasonal

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:

“Ho, ho, ho!”
~ a SEASONAL cover

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice

I’m not a big reader of “seasonal” or “holiday” books, and since I already featured Joe Hill’s NOS4R2 in a previous Friday Face-Off, this week I’m going to have to once again bend the rules a little with a book I’ve not read before. Somehow, I just never found the time to get to The Wolves of Midwinter, even though I read its predecessor The Wolf Gift and thought it was decent enough. The story, obviously, takes place around midwinter, and promises a Christmas like no other…

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right:
Knopf Hardcover (2013) – Anchor Paperback (2014)


Chatto & Windus  (2013) – French Edition (2014) – Portuguese Edition (2014)


Spanish Edition (2014) – Polish Edition (2014)



None of these covers are real standouts this week, but if I had to go with the one I like the most, it would probably be the Knopf Hardcover edition.

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

29 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Seasonal”

  1. Oh yes – your choice is just so pretty – and would definitely make me want to read it. I also think the Portuguese cover would have been a contender, if only they hadn’t stuck that wolf face onto it. There’s such a thing as trying too hard…


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