Friday Face-Off: Bodice Ripper
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:
~ BODICE RIPPER
Today’s theme posed a bit of a challenge, not so much because of the lack of choices (I actually went through a historical romance phase in my late teens) but I wanted to feature something with a bit more variety and…some zing. In the end, I went with the fifth book of Fever, an urban fantasy series which became steadily more paranormal romance as it went on. Let’s take a look at the covers:
From left to right:
Delacorte Press (2011) – Dell (2011) – Gollancz (2012)
Turkish Edition (2014) – German Edition A (2011) – German Edition B (2012)
Russian Edition (2012) – French Edition (2012) – Bulgarian Edition (2014)
I usually go for “People” covers over “Pattern” covers, but this one is just so pretty, and the red and golds really draw the eye.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?