Friday Face-Off: Pretty Dresses
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 puffy dress”
For today’s topic, I’ve decided to feature the covers of the five books in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourist Histories, her fantasy of manners series inspired by Austenesque Regency romance. These gorgeous editions are published by Tor:
I had a hard time choosing this week. It was almost a three-way tie between Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass and Of Noble Family, but in the end I had to go with the first book–the fiery colors made it stand out, and the striking imagery leaves no doubt there is a touch of magic going on, not to mention it appeals to the music lover in me.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?