Friday Face-Off: Tentacles
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 sea brought you. The sea shall have you back”
~ a cover featuring TENTACLES
I’ve picked a recent read for today’s topic, the delightfully dark and whimsical undersea adventure Deeplight by Frances Hardinge!
From left to right:
Macmillan Children’s Books HC (2019) – Macmillan Children’s Books PB (2020) – Amulet Books (2020)
Although the Amulet version is the one I’m most familiar with and it’s also the cover with the brightest colors (and biggest tentacles), I’m going to have to go with one of the moodier UK Macmillan editions. I think my favorite is the paperback, for a couple reasons. First of all, I love jellyfish! And second, I think the stylized typeface really gives it the edge.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?