Friday Face-Off: Heart

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:

“…for Valentine’s day past.”
a cover featuring a HEART

Mogsy’s Pick:

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

There were actually several books I could have chosen to feature for this week’s theme, but then I’m not one to ever pass up a chance to shout about Sarah Pinborough. In Cross Her Heart, we follow the lives of Lisa and her sixteen-year-old daughter Ava. On the outside, theirs is like any other mother-daughter relationship. However, both are hiding secrets that can threaten to tear their lives apart, and neither realize that the other not knowing would ultimately lead them into great danger.

Let’s take a look at some of the covers:

From left to right, top to bottom:
William Morrow (2018) – HarperCollins (2018)


Dutch Edition (2018) – Czech Edition (2018) – Greek Edition (2018)


Italian Edition (2018) – French Edition (2019)



To be honest, a lot of the text-heavy covers here are on the plain and boring side. So by default, the heart-shaped pincushion wins!

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

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