Friday Face-Off: Striped
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:
“And who decided which people wore the striped pyjamas”
~ a cover featuring STRIPES
Vengeful was probably the best book I’ve read by Victoria/V.E. Schwab since…well, its predecessor Vicious. I really wish she would write more adult novels like this, because I think letting loose gives her the opportunity to go beyond a lot of the usual story clichés that seem to plague the YA fantasy genre, allowing her to develop a more nuanced and mature approach to the personal voices in her stories.
Anyway, speaking of nuanced, let’s check out the various covers for this book, which I think are all quite expressive and striking.
From left to right:
Tor Books (2018) – Titan (2018)
Spanish Edition (2019) – Russian Edition (2019) – German Edition (2020)
All the covers this week are pretty nice, and I actually waffled between the two English editions (the German edition also had promise, but begone, evil yellow sticker, begone!) before settling on my favorite. In the end, I went with the Tor cover. It’s the version I own, and it’s also beautiful in real life.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?