Friday Face-Off: Silhouette

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:

“An island, a person, anything you like”
~ any cover featuring a SILHOUETTE

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Girl In Red by Christina Henry

A head-to-head today, and I already have a feeling picking a winner will be tough because all of Christina Henry’s dark fairy tale retellings have the BEST covers. For The Girl in Red, both the US and UK editions feature silhouettes, which is why I chose it to feature this week:

Berkley (2019) vs. Titan Books (2019)


It’s close, and I’m sure I’ll change my mind again depending on the time of the day, but I’m going to go with the Titan edition for now. The “double silhouette” concept is clever, and I think the image of the howling wolf is much more dramatic and powerful.

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

24 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Silhouette”

  1. I’m thoroughly enjoying this theme – everyone has gone for such different books, which is always a win:)). Yes – I think both examples are great designs and work well, but that fabulous red and black wolf with the silhouette in the middle is just so clever! Great choice, Mogsy:)


  2. I agree, I lean towards the Titan edition for the same reasons you did. Love the double silhouette and the cut-out effect. I’ve not read any of Christina Henry’s work yet.


    • Yep, I think the double silhouette was what sold it, plus the red to black gradient in the background. That said, I didn’t love this book. If you want to try her stuff, I recommend her Alice books 🙂


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