Friday Face-Off: Out of Focus

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:

“Double vision or all a blur”
~ a cover that is OUT OF FOCUS

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Haunted by Danielle Vega

Well, I certainly didn’t think this one was as scary as some others, but it was decent enough from an entertainment standpoint I suppose. At least there are a couple of interesting covers!

From left to right:
Razorbill Hardcover (2019) – Razorbill Paperback (2020) – Russian Edition (2019)


First of all, what were they thinking with the paperback edition? How does one go from a cool cover like the 2019 HC edition to something that looks so…well, low effort? Apologies if you like it, but I personally find it too plain. And much too green. With that said, my favorite this week is hands down the Razorbill hardcover. I’m not sure how many versions of it are out, but my finished copy that the publisher sent me also had this fun lenticular effect on its cover/sleeve which I thought was extra cool!

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

23 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Out of Focus”

  1. It has to be your choice, though the Russian edition is also a classy effort. And I entirely your echo thoughts regarding the middle one – such a lacklustre affair!


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