Friday Face-Off: Blue

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:

“How sweet to be a cloud, floating in the blue”
a cover that is predominantly BLUE

Mogsy’s Pick:

Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell

I’ve been crazy busy lately, which made me nervous I wasn’t going to find a book in time for this week’s Friday Face-Off. But things actually turned out okay, because I immediately thought of a book the moment I saw the theme for today. It’s just a simple three-way competition this week, featuring the second book of Spellslinger, a rollicking YA fantasy series by one of my favorite authors.

From left to right:
Hot Key Books (2017) – Orbit (2018) – French Edition (2018)



Three covers, each with their own unique strengths, but I think I’m going to have to go with the Hot Key Books edition as that’s the that’s always struck me as having the most personality. The other covers are quite beautiful too, but I just love the playing card theme and the fact that we get such a great depiction of the characters. Also–Reichis!

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

32 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Blue”

  1. I know a lot of people love this series. I think all three here are pretty strong contenders but I have to agree with you. And I’ve seen the others in the series and think they all look so good together – something important to a lot of us bookworms.


  2. I love this series and your choice and it would never have occurred to me to pick it because your favourite is the one I have in mind – so I would never even imagine that blue cover existed.
    Lynn 😀


  3. Agreed. I love how the sides of the Hot Key ones are colored to match the cover! Dunno if the other ones do that, but I’d assume not.


  4. I love the Hot Key editions of this series, it was one of the reasons why I picked up Spellslinger in the first place! I love the card illustrations, it works really well with the flash of colour. Still have to pick up book 2 actually!


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