Friday Face-Off: Historical Figure
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:
“The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe…has been answered”
~ a cover featuring A HISTORICAL FIGURE
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”
But unbeknownst to young Abraham at the time, Nancy Hanks Lincoln’s death was actually caused by a vampire. Losing her became the catalyst for his revenge and lifelong obsession with ridding the world of the nefarious bloodsuckers. In this highly entertaining fantasy-historical mashup, Seth Grahame-Smith actually managed to fit the plot around historical events quite well. Not much more to say about this book, besides it was an fun, interesting read (and much better than its movie adaptation).
Let’s check out the covers:
From left to right:
Grand Central Publishing (2010) – Corsair (2011)
Grand Central Publishing Movie Tie-in Edition (2012) – Thai Edition (2011)
French Edition A (2011) – French Edition B (2012)
Portuguese (2012) – W. F. Howes Large Print (2011)
As usual, the movie tie-in editions have the brighter, more visually appealing covers, but they do seem to lack a bit of the class and elegance I prefer from the “old-timey” covers, blood-splattered as they are. I’m going to have to go with the original Grand Central Publishing edition for this one.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?