Friday Face-Off: Summer
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:
“One swallow does not make a summer”
~ a cover that makes you think of SUMMER
When I think of summer, I think of warm sunshine, pristine beaches, stretches of white sand and the pounding surf. Tropical retreats like the island paradise of Bora Bora. It’s the last place you’d expect trouble to find you, which is why domestic thrillers like Something in the Water can be so effective. Just a few weeks ago, our protagonists Erin, a young up-and-coming documentary filmmaker, and her husband Mark, an investment banker, were celebrating their honeymoon in the South Pacific when their boat suddenly bumped up against something in the water. And what they found in those crystal blue depths changed everything in their lives.
Let’s take a look at some of the covers:
From left to right:
Ballantine (2018) – Simon & Schuster UK Hardcover (2018) – Simon & Schuster UK Paperback (2019)
Romanian Edition (2019) – Bulgarian Edition (2018) – Serbian Edition (2018)
Dutch Edition (2019) – Estonian Edition (2018) – Persian Edition (2018)
Italian Edition (2019) – Spanish Edition (2018) – Greek Edition (2018)
Admit it, several of these covers made you squint extra hard to try and see if you could make out anything in the water which would give you some clues as to what this book is about. Of course, I’ve read it and I know what it was that Erin and Mark found, but I’m not gonna tell, muahahahaha! Anyway, my favorite this week is probably the Dutch edition, which manages to be “summery” and “ominous” at the same time.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?