Friday Face-Off: Moody
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:
“~ a cover that is MOODY/ATMOSPHERIC
For today’s theme, “Moody”, I immediately hit up my mystery shelf. Not surprisingly, I found plenty of nice covers for The Winters, which I really enjoyed. Described as a retelling of Daphne du Maurier’s classic, Rebecca, the novel is a like a modernized version of its 1938 inspiration, though it also does a lot of things differently in order to stand out on its own. What it doesn’t skimp on, however, is the atmosphere and suspense. And the covers, as we’ll soon see, reflect that.
From left to right:
Viking (2018) – Penguin Publishing Group (2020) – Penguin Random House Australia (2018)
Vintage (2019) – Portuguese Edition (2019) – Thorndike Press Large Print (2018)
This week, my favorite is…*drumroll*…the Vintage edition! I know, I know, it’s just a staircase, and yet I find there’s just something so unforgiving and dour about the layout and the lighting that it manages to make this cover exude both atmosphere and elegance.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?