Friday Face-Off: Festival/Party/Celebration

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:

“As full of spirit as the month of May”

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

For all the books I’ve read featuring glamorous parties, galas, masquerades, festivals, and celebrations, etc., I found that shockingly few of them actually show them on their covers, to my great frustration! In the end, I decided to go with The Winner’s Curse because I definitely remember a ball or some grand party taking place in it, and the character on the cover is certainly dressed for one in any case.

From left to right:
Farrar Straus Giroux (2014) – Square Fish (2016)

German Edition (2018) – Czech Edition (2018)

Serbian Edition (2017) – Persian Edition (2017)


What can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty dresses.

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

24 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Festival/Party/Celebration”

  1. We definitely need more galas/ parties on covers! I like the one you picked too, as well as the Persian edition (that dagger!!) and the German edition (the rose petals are a nice touch).


  2. This was tough, right? In my head there was a cool Mardi Gras cover somewhere that I could use, but I couldn’t find it😉 I do love both the FSG and the Square Fish covers, I think it’s the color I love.


  3. OMG – why did I pick this theme – could I find a cover!!! Flippin eck.
    Anyway, I went with Alice and the Mad Hatter’s tea party but I felt like I’d let myself down – I know there must be a book out there that fits this.
    Anyhow – I like your choice, it looks like the girl is sinking below water – like the dress looks like liquid somehow.
    I’m not making any sense at all so I’ll just shut up and go away….
    Lynn 😀


  4. I like the German 2018 edition best! The dark pink of the petals contrasted with shiny silver of the knife is very striking! I like the one you picked too but I don’t like the words covering the picture.


  5. I like how chic the Serbian one looks, but yours is my second choice! I really enjoy how it looks with the rest of the trilogy; matching covers is my weakness. Also yes, pretty dresses. 😉


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